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The Blues Parade, by Terry Abrahamson | Dedicated Review

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Book The Blues Parade by Terry AbrahamsonThe Blues Parade

Written and Illustrated by Terry Abrahamson

Age Range: 5+ 

Hardcover: 34 pages

Publisher: Abrahamson Press (February 1, 2020)

ISBN-13: 978-0578602943

What to expect: Rhythm and Blues, Music, and African-American History

Written by Grammy-winning Terry Abrahamson, whose work has been performed by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Prince, The Blues Parade takes two friends, Pork Chop and One-Nose Willie, through the history of Blues music. Readers will readily go on this vibrant journey from African musical traditional roots leading to African-American work songs and their influence on current music. Filled with raw energy, rhythm, and soul, a full scale of Blues legends grace the pages in this historical feat that doesn’t skip a beat.

“With slavery gone, the songs lived on

Through those who passed em down

Til some who hoped to spread the Blues

Were soon Chicago bound.”

Terry Abrahamson has captured the soul of this music genre. His words form a spiritual, enchanting, and rhymed narrative that delivers a true celebration of the Blues. The retro illustrations are gloriously diverse in both ethnicity and personality. The artwork brings an abundance of context to the words, including plenty of puns and the history of music.

“The Blues can teach you counting and a whole lot more.”

A picture book whose beat is more than just the cadence of the text, the language, lore, and legends that fill the pages of The Blues Parade make for an entertaining reading experience that will appeal to real music lovers, both young and old.

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About the Author

Terry Abrahamson writing has been performed by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Prince. With his music recorded by five inductees of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Terry’s songs have been performed all over the world by Muddy Waters, Shemekia Copeland, Johnny Winter, Clarence Clemons, Joan Jett and the greats of Blues and Rock & Roll. His previous book; In the Belly of the Blues, is in the permanent collection of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His Blues and Rock photography has been shown around the globe and his plays have been presented at venues as prestigious as Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History and the Provincetown Tennessee Wiliams Festival. He is an inductee of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit https://www.thebluesparade.com/.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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