Works of music journalist Palmer collected

Nov. 21, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The works of the late U.S. music journalist Robert Palmer, best known for his books on the blues, are out in anthology form, the editor behind the book said.

Rolling Stone magazine contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis said he compiled the works of Palmer, who died in 1997 at the age of 57, to reflect Palmer's love and dedication to music, the rock magazine reported Friday.

"Bob deserved that treatment," DeCurtis said. "This is somebody who really believed that music could take you to another world."

"Blues & Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer" presents Palmer's works, ranging from his interviews with music stars like Eric Clapton and Jerry Lee Lewis to album liner notes to his books like "Deep Blues," about the history of Mississippi Delta music.

Palmer wrote regularly for Rolling Stone and The New York Times, but to truly encapsulate his works, DeCurtis said he also gathered information from scores of old clips he tracked down.

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