The book: Emerging from the chants of the slaves in the southern states, the blues became one of the most important elements of popular music genres like jazz, rock 'n' roll, and soul. The earBOOK Deep South: The Story of the Blues, tells the story of this moving music genre from its beginnings until today. The author illuminates the most significant forms of the blues, its most influential artists, and its connections to other musical styles. Structured in four chapters with compact information as well as fascinating images, and four related music CDs, Deep South: The Story of the Blues is an entertaining and informative overview of the development of this musical genre. The music: Featuring Lead Belly, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang, Bessie Smith, Meade Lux Lewis, and John MayallA."