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The Death of Rhythm and Blues
The Death of Rhythm and Blues
by Nelson George
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Nelson George is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written for Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, the Village Voice, Essence, and many other national magazines, as well as writing and producing television programs and feature... (read more)

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Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine (Music in American Life)
Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine (Music in American Life)
by Bill Greensmith
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British blues fan Mike Leadbitter launched the magazine Blues Unlimited in 1963. The groundbreaking publication fueled the then-nascent, now-legendary blues revival that reclaimed seminal figures like Son House and Skip James from obscurity. Throughout... (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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Robert Johnson: Lost and Found (02 Edition)
Robert Johnson: Lost and Found (02 Edition)
by Barry Lee Pearson
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The biography of a giant in the history of blues... (read more)

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The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People
The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People
by Francis Davis
About the Author
Francis Davis is a contributing editor of the Atlantic Monthly and writes regularly for the New York Times and the New Yorker. He is the author of the acclaimed books Outcats and History of the Blues and a biography of John Coltrane (Knopf). He lives in... (read more)

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Play Pretty Blues
Play Pretty Blues
by Snowden Wright
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"Wright's fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues. Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul."—Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home The mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson's life and death long... (read more)

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A Woman Like Me: A Memoir
A Woman Like Me: A Memoir
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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House of Blues: A Backstage Pass to the Artists, Music, and Legends
House of Blues: A Backstage Pass to the Artists, Music, and Legends
by Daniel Siwek
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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the House of Blues is an institution in music history. Since opening its doors in 1992 in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it has been home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired... (read more)

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Hidden History of the Mississippi Blues
Hidden History of the Mississippi Blues
by Roger Stolle
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Although many bluesmen began leaving the Magnolia State in the early twentieth century to pursue fortune and fame in Chicago, many others stayed home. These musicians remained rooted to the traditions of their land, which came to define a distinctive... (read more)

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Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar
Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar
by Jas Obrecht
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Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings of blues musicians, to the rise of nationally known stars, to the onset of the Great Depression, when... (read more)

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Talking Music: Blues Radio and Roots Music
Talking Music: Blues Radio and Roots Music
by Holger Petersen
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Talking Music is a collection of nineteen of Holger Petersen 's in-depth radio interviews with artists the pioneering men and women who created the blues and roots sounds that have influenced the course of popular culture and music in North America. Many... (read more)

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Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues
Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues
by Paul Oliver
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In the 1920s, Southern record companies ventured to cities like Dallas, Atlanta, and New Orleans, where they set up primitive recording equipment in makeshift studios. They brought in street singers, medicine show performers, pianists from the juke... (read more)

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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes (09 Edition)
Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes (09 Edition)
by Gray
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This study examines the nature of two women's activist groups in Madras and their activities since 1979, focusing on their work with the media, slum issues, registration of marriages and initiation of an apprenticeship scheme. But this volume is more... (read more)

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I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy
I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy
by Robert Riesman
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A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903andndash;1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural... (read more)

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The Blue Devils of NADA: A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statement
The Blue Devils of NADA: A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statement
by Albert Murray
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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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A gripping narrative that captures the tumult and liberating energy of a nation in transition, Sweet Soul Music is an intimate portrait of the legendary performers--Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Al... (read more)

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Everybody's Brother
Everybody's Brother
by Ceelo Green
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He inspires awe with his colorful costumes and helps ordinary people find a Voice. With vocals so effective (in fact, they're almost otherworldly), he turned a four-letter word into a global phenomenon. Without a doubt, CeeLo Green is a superhero of soul-... (read more)

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Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
by Robert Gordon
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The epic, rollicking, up-and-down life of Muddy Waters, who went from Mississippi farmhand to musical legend, who invented electric blues and created the template for the rock-and-roll band and its wild lifestyle, is brought into sharp focus in this... (read more)

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All Music Guide To the Blues 2ND Edition
All Music Guide To the Blues 2ND Edition
by Michael Erlewine
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The second edition of this acclaimed critical compendium doubles the number of albums reviewed, and features capsule biographies of hundreds more musicians, also expanding its scope to cover gospel performers and recordings as well. Multiple authors... (read more)

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Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens (Music in American Life)
Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens (Music in American Life)
by Hazel Dickens
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The life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and... (read more)

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