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Cyn Collins’ West Bank Boogie celebrates 40 years of Minneapolis Minnesota’s West Bank music scene with profiles of more than 20 legendary musicians who influenced the soul of American music.

Featuring West Bank greats like Koerner, Ray & Glover, Lazy Bill Lucas, Eddie Berger, Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, Willie Murphy, and more, West Bank Boogie chronicles the halcyon days of the West Bank counterculture through interviews, stories, classic photos and memorabilia.

This 170+ page book also includes a limited-edition CD anthology of music from those artists profiled in the book!

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What they’re saying about West Bank Boogie:

“It’s lovely to have this book of conversations to bring the memory back.”
— Garrison Keillor, from the Foreword to West Bank Boogie

“I wasn’t there, but this long overdue celebration of Minneapolis’s answer to Haight Ashbury makes me feel like I was—or still am. Cyn Collins manages to capture, in rich rhythms and vivid voices, the storied neighborhood that is still haunted by expats like Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt, local legends Koerner, Ray, and Glover, and the irrepressible Willie Murphy. One of the most telling things about these gospels is that the testimonials often come from curmudgeonly salt-of-the-earth mamas and papas. But to a person, they never come off as bitter about their so-called footnote status to their more famous hometown heroes’ stories, because deep in their souls they know that the West Bank, like the blues, is timeless.”
— Jim Walsh, City Pages

Publisher: Triangle Park Creative 2006

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