What do Muddy Waters, Earl Scruggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Mose Allison have in common Or Guy Clark, Fats Domino, Roy Buchanan, and Janis Joplin The answer lies in the pages of photographs taken by veteran photographer Burton Wilson of Austin The book is a collection of than two hundred black and white photos of the American music scene made by Burton from 1965 to 1994 Burton Wilson became interested in jazz and blues while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1930s After training under internationally known photographer Russell Lee, he began to chronicle music visually In 1970 Eddie Wilson, founder of the now legendary Amadillo World Headquarters, said to Burton, Just tell anybody that asks that you own the place That way, you ll never need a backstage pass Burton became the house photographer It was an extraordinary time in music, when the old guard of blues legends and the younger generations of rock n roll musicians inspired by them came together It was a time when talents such as Willie Nelson sought an alternative to Nashville and found it in Austin, Texas, launching the progressive country movement Rather than taking photos of stars, Burton documented musicians and performers, some of whom happened to be or became famous The results are authoritative, intimate, and honest images of a trusted insider For those who were there, this book will remind them of how it really was For those who weren t, these photographs are the next best thing....
|Title||:||Austin Music Scene: Through the Lens of Burton Wilson / Burton Wilson, With Jack Ortman|
|Publisher||:||Wild Horse Press 1 edition January 1, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||202 pages|
|File Size||:||865 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Austin Music Scene: Through the Lens of Burton Wilson / Burton Wilson, With Jack Ortman Reviews
I have a first printing of this book, and bought two copies here (which turn out to be second printings) as gifts for family members. Imagine my disappointment at learning that the second printing is FAR inferior to the first - the images look as if they were photocopied from the original book, with none of the crispness and razor-sharp focus of Burton's original work, and some pages have been swapped around or omitted. On top of that, both books arrived damaged, with dinged corners and creased covers. I'll be returning them.
I got this for my good friend and Austinite Wolf... he loves it... so I'm very happy.
Burton Wilson is a fantastic photographer with a great eye for capturing moments others would miss, like Big Joe Williams just sitting in a diner, alone with his thoughts. Great shots of blues and rock legends, like Jimmy Reed and Frank Zappa, but also lots of exclusive glimpses of greats like Jimmie Vaughan and Doyle Bramhall before they were known outside of TX. Highly recommended.
Great photos of a time gone-by in Austin, TX
If you love Austin Texas and the old Austin music venues like the Armadillo World Headquarters, you will love this book!
Great, loved it, and will certainly become a fabulous addition to my personal collection of books.
The book was for my adult son and he is enjoying it very much.