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The Little Blues Book

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ISBN13: 9781565121379
ISBN10: 1565121376
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This little book transcends geographical, social, and economic boundaries to search the heart and soul of the blues, looking for rules to live by, hope for the downtrodden, cautionary tales for the good times, and truths that "hurt so good". Sometimes, you just gotta be blue. But, as this book goes to show, that's okay--because you're never alone.

Synopsis:

Illustrations by R. Crumb. A collection of lyrics and lore that captures the very heart and soul of the blues. From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Alberta Hunter, dozens of blues masters offer words of wisdom on subjects including luck (both good and bad), love, loss, and the raw material of life.

About the Author

A native Texan and full-time musician, Brian Robertson plays the blues in Austin. He has worked as a radio talk show host, a museum director, a busboy, and a phone crisis hotline counselor. He has contributed articles to a number of magazines, including Men's Health and Austin Blues Monthly. His most recent CD release is Juke Joint Blues.

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deliotk, January 20, 2007 (view all comments by deliotk)
Great little book -- open it to any page and it takes you right in -- A really terrific history of the blues with tons of great blues lines and stories. As Mr. Robertson says: . . . the great blues singers are America's Zen masters.

If you love the blues you'll love this little book : )

Dave
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781565121379
Author:
Crumb, Robert
Author:
Crumb, Robert
Author:
Robertson, Brian
Author:
Crumb, R
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
R&B
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Soul & R&B
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- Texts.
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Soul
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 1300
Publication Date:
19960110
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
165.1 x 127 x 12.7 mm

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Illustrations by R. Crumb. A collection of lyrics and lore that captures the very heart and soul of the blues. From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Alberta Hunter, dozens of blues masters offer words of wisdom on subjects including luck (both good and bad), love, loss, and the raw material of life.
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