Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers

University of Tennessee Press, 2005

Author and compiler Barry Lee Pearson calls this volume a "blues quilt." These stories, collected over thirty years, are told in the blues musicians' own words. Pearson interviewed over one hundred musicians, recording and transcribing their stories. These are stories from well-known musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, and Little Milton, and from more obscure artists such as Big Luck Carter, Henry Dorsey, Joseph Savage, and J.T. Adams. Pearson provides an introduction to the world of blues and the genre of blues stories as well as brief biographies of the musicians.