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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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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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Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir
Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir
by George Clinton
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In this seminal music memoir, Father of Funk George Clinton talks four decades of hit songs, drug abuse, the evolution of pop, rock, and soul music, his legal pitfalls, and much much more.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;George Clinton began his musical... (read more)

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Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music
Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music
by Barry Mazor
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This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous—even revolutionary—A&R man and music publisher who changed the breadth and flavor of popular music in the United States and around the world. It is the story of the life... (read more)

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Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion
Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion
by Robert Gordon
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The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a monument to racial harmony in blighted south Memphis during the civil rights movement. Their success soon pits the siblings against each other, and the brother... (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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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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A Woman Like Me
A Woman Like Me
by Bettye Lavette
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Now in paperback, and#147;an uninching and uncompromising look at a life lived across the tracks from fame . . .and#8221; (Detroit Free Press) As a teenager in Detroit, Bettye LaVette scored a hit single with and#147;My Manand#151;Heand#8217;s a... (read more)

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Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-And-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-And-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe
by Gayle Wald
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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Pick Long before "women in rock" became a media catchphrase, African American guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women could rock. Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, in 1915, Tharpe was... (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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Woman with Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues
Woman with Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues
by Paul Garon
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Drawing on folklore, psychoanalysis, critical theory, women's studies, and surrealism, the Garons inspired explorations of Minnie's songs illuminate the poetics of popular culture as well as the largely hidden history of working-class women's self... (read more)

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Delta Blues (09 Edition)
Delta Blues (09 Edition)
by Ted Gioia
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Easy Riders, Rolling Stones delves into the history of twentieth century American popular music to explore the emergence of 60s andldquo;road music.andrdquo; This musicandmdash;which includes styles like blues and RandBandmdash;andmdash;andshy;andshy... (read more)

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Rhino's Cruise Through the Blues
Rhino's Cruise Through the Blues
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This book starts deep in the Delta to explore the history of the blues, spotlighting landmark musicians, recordings and happenings along the way. Blues greats covered here include Leadbelly, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan... (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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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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Love in Vain: A Vision of Robert Johnson
Love in Vain: A Vision of Robert Johnson
by Alan. Greenberg
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Robert Johnson was undoubtedly the most outstanding of the Mississippi Delta blues musicians and also one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but his short life remains steeped in mystery and wrapped in some of the most enduring... (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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Journeyman's Road: Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner's Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York
Journeyman's Road: Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner's Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York
by Adam Gussow
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Journeyman's Road offers a bold new vision of where the blues have been in the course of the twentieth century and what they have become at the dawn of the new millennium: a world music rippling with postmodern contradictions. Author Adam Gussow brings a... (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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