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The Blues is a Feeling
by James Fraher

Book signed by author


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The Blues is a Feeling is a photography book for followers of blues music, photographic book collectors and readers interested in African-American studies in music and culture. The 100 black and white duotone photographs by James Fraher are accompanied by quotations selected from interviews Fraher conducted with each musician he photographed. Designed by Bogfire's Connie Scanlon, the book is 160 pages in length and includes Sunnyland Slim, Willie Kent, Junior Kimbrough, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Texas Johnny Brown and many more of the originators and purveyors of traditional blues styles including both country and urban blues artists.

WTTW Chicago interviews James Fraher.
Click here to watch the video and see photos from The Blues is a Feeling.

sample page

"These pictures and quotes let it be known, the blues really is a feeling." Borders Books and Music

"A deep sense of the humanity and individuality of the men and women portrayed." Baltimore Blues Society

"The introductory essay by William H. Wiggins, aptly defines Fraher's stunning portraits."
Roger Wood, writer, Living Blues Magazine

inside pages

inside pages


Item number BK JF001
(book signed by author)

plus tax & shipping.

To order in the USA contact:
Chansley Entertainment Archives
220 Pickwicket Dr
Conway, AR 72034
ph/fax: (501) 205-4511
email: [email protected]

To order in Europe contact:
James Fraher
Doonflin Upper
County Sligo, Ireland
James Fraher
Ireland telephone: 071-917-6398

Published by Face To Face Books, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
All photos © 2000 James Fraher. All rights reserved

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