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I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway
I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway
by Greg Kot
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This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staplesand#8212;lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Now in her seventies, Mavis has been a fixture in the music world for decades. One of the... (read more)

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Blues People: Negro Music in White America
Blues People: Negro Music in White America
by Leroi Jones
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"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the... (read more)

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R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country with CD (Audio)
R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country with CD (Audio)
by R Crumb
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Crumb's "Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats," and "Pioneers of Country Music" trading card sets--created in the early to- mid-1980s--are packaged together for the first time in book form, along with an exclusive 21-track CD of music selected and... (read more)

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Legends of the Blues [With CD (Audio)]
Legends of the Blues [With CD (Audio)]
by William Stout
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Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Howlin Wolf, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters—say their names out loud and you can just hear the blues. Now, acclaimed artist William Stout visualizes these artists and their music with 100 stunning portraits... (read more)

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The World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards
The World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards
by David Honey Edwards
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This vivid oral snapshot of an America that planted the blues is full of rhythmic grace. From the son of a sharecropper to an itinerant bluesman, Honeyboys stories of good friends Charlie Patton, Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, and Robert... (read more)

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When I Left Home: My Story
When I Left Home: My Story
by Buddy Guy
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According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An enormous influence on these musicians as well as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of... (read more)

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Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man
by Marcus Baram
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Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
by Peter Guralnick
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SWEET SOUL MUSIC profiles the legendary artists--among them Sam Cook, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Al Green--who merged gospel and rhythm and blues. "The best history of '60s soul music. . . . Sooner or later, it is going to be... (read more)

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The Little Blues Book
The Little Blues Book
by Brian Robertson and Robert Crumb
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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... (read more)

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Searching for Robert Johnson (89 Edition)
Searching for Robert Johnson (89 Edition)
by Peter Guralnick
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Robert Johnson, while probably the most influential of all blues guitarists, is also one of the most obscure. Recognized as an influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones, Johnson was poisoned by a jealous husband in 1938--at the age... (read more)

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Delta Blues (09 Edition)
Delta Blues (09 Edition)
by Ted Gioia
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In this "expertly researched, elegantly written, dispassionate yet thoughtful history" (Gary Giddins), award-winning author Ted Gioia gives us "the rare combination of a tome that is both deeply informative and enjoyable to read" (Publishers Weekly... (read more)

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Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir
Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir
by Adam Gussow
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Mister Satan’s Apprentice is the history of one of music’s most fascinating collaborations, between Adam Gussow, a young graduate school dropout and harmonica player, and Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, a guitarist and underground... (read more)

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Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues
Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues
by Joel Selvin
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Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the golden age of rhythm and blues of the early 60s and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer... (read more)

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Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House
Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House
by Daniel Beaumont
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In June of 1964, three young, white blues fans set out from New York City in a Volkswagen, heading for the Mississippi Delta in search of a musical legend. So begins Preachin' the Blues, the biography of American blues signer and guitarist Eddie James... (read more)

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Blue Rhythms: Six Lives in Rhythm and Blues
Blue Rhythms: Six Lives in Rhythm and Blues
by Chip Deffaa
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”Somebody has to pay the dues,” says LaVern Baker. Here are the remarkable stories of six dazzlingly talented performers who blazed the R and B trail—the story of the performers music and also of their struggle against racism and... (read more)

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Midnight in the Barrelhouse (13 Edition)
Midnight in the Barrelhouse (13 Edition)
by George Lipsitz
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[INSIDE FRONT FLAP:] Considered by many to be the godfather of R&B, Johnny Otis—musician, producer, artist, entrepreneur, pastor, disc jockey, writer, and tireless fighter for racial equality—has had a remarkable life by any... (read more)

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Beginning Blues Guitar: A Guide to the Essential Chords, Licks, Techniques and Concepts
Beginning Blues Guitar: A Guide to the Essential Chords, Licks, Techniques and Concepts
by Dave Rubin
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From B.B. King and Buddy Guy to Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues guitar has become a constant in the realm of American popular music. This book/CD teaches the concepts and techniques as fostered by these legendary bluesmen: 12-bar blues; major... (read more)

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A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sang Them
A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sang Them
by Buzzy Jackson
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An exciting lineage of women singers—originating with Ma Rainey and her protégée Bessie Smith—shaped the blues, launching it as a powerful, expressive vehicle of emotional liberation. Along with their successors Billie Holiday, Etta James... (read more)

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Christopher Norton - Riffs and Grooves: 28 Lower Intermediate Piano Pieces with a CD of Performance and Backing Tracks Book/CD Pack
Christopher Norton - Riffs and Grooves: 28 Lower Intermediate Piano Pieces with a CD of Performance and Backing Tracks Book/CD Pack
by Christopher (cop) Norton
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A new collection of original piano pieces in a popular style by the composer who brought you the Microjazz series. Includes: Blues No. 1 * Down South (Rock Ballad) * Hideaway (Rumba) * Metal Merchant (Heavy Metal) * Misty Day (Waltz) * Reggae * Shamrock... (read more)

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Woman with Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues
Woman with Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues
by Paul Garon And Beth Garon.
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"Woman with Guitar is a delight."—Dave Roediger, author of The Wages of Whiteness Universally recognized as one of the greatest blues artists, Memphis Minnie (1897–1973) wrote and recorded hundreds of songs. Blues people as diverse as Muddy... (read more)

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