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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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Music for Torching: Torch Singing as Cultural Critique
Music for Torching: Torch Singing as Cultural Critique
by Stacy Holman Jones
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To ethnographer Holman Jones (U. of South Florida), "My Man"--sung by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holliday, Barbara Streisand, and originally by French chanteuse Mistinguett--is the quintessence of the torch song. Through creative imaginings and... (read more)

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Say It Loud!: The Life of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1
Say It Loud!: The Life of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1
by Don Rhodes
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When Don Rhodes took his seat not far behind Michael Jackson at the funeral of the “Godfather of Soul” on December 30, 2006, it marked the close of a forty-year friendship. In Say It Loud! Rhodes pays tribute to James Brown and his storied... (read more)

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W. C. Handy's Blues, an Anthology: Complete Words and Music of 70 Great Songs and Instrumentals (Dover Song Collections)
W. C. Handy's Blues, an Anthology: Complete Words and Music of 70 Great Songs and Instrumentals (Dover Song Collections)
by W. C. Handy
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This authoritative, newly revised collection comprises 70 melodies arranged for piano and voice by blues great W. C. Handy. Includes "The Hesitating Blues," "Joe Turner Blues," "Deep River Blues," "Basin Street Blues," and dozens of other classics... (read more)

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Who Did It First?: Great Pop Cover Songs and Their Original Artists (Who Did It First?)
Who Did It First?: Great Pop Cover Songs and Their Original Artists (Who Did It First?)
by Bob Leszczak
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"An argument settler if ever there was one, Bob Leszczak's (Who Did It First: Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and their Original Artists) meticulously detailed assessment will help music aficionados set the record straight when it comes to song... (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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Goin' Back To Sweet Memphis: Conversations With the Blues
Goin' Back To Sweet Memphis: Conversations With the Blues
by Fred J. Hay
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Memphis, Tennessee, is a major crossroads for blues musicians, songs, and styles. Memphis is where the blues first "came to town" and established itself as a cosmopolitan performance genre, and the city has long been a center of synthesis and evolution... (read more)

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Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin
Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin
by David Ritz
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The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth... (read more)

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The Gibson Les Paul Handbook - New Edition: How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul
The Gibson Les Paul Handbook - New Edition: How to Buy, Maintain, Set Up, Troubleshoot, and Modify Your Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul
by Paul Balmer
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The first ever hands-on how-to manual devoted to the famous Gibson Les Paul is now updated with the latest models and guitar-tech advice. Along with the Fender Stratocaster, the Gibson Les Paul is without doubt the most iconic electric guitar ever made... (read more)

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Big Road Blues-12 Bars on I-80
Big Road Blues-12 Bars on I-80
by Mark Hummel
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BIG ROAD BLUES:12 BARS ON I-80 is the often irreverent blues memoir by, blues harmonica man Mark Hummel. Fact and fiction combine in this memoir in a variety of hilarious to frustrating incidents taken from twenty six years on the blues highway. Big Road... (read more)

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Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism
Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism
by Paige A Mcginley
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Singing was just one element of blues performance in the early twentieth century. Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and other classic blues singers also tapped, joked, and flaunted extravagant costumes on tent show and black vaudeville stages. Even though... (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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Peter Guralnick is the author of the hugely successful book on Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis. He lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts.... (read more)

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State of the Blues
State of the Blues
by Jeff Dunas
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These 125 tritone images are shot in close-up, overwhelmingly, from the waist or neck up; are beautifully lit; and capture blues artists like Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Hadda Brooks, John Mayall, Mavis Staples, and John Lee... (read more)

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Blues from the Delta
Blues from the Delta
by William Ferris
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William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the... (read more)

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Highway 61: Crossroads on the Blues Highway
Highway 61: Crossroads on the Blues Highway
by Derek Bright
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A musical pilgrimage unraveling the true history of the blues A history of the legendary blues Highway and the route taken by modern-day blues pilgrims on their journey south into the Mississippi Delta, this book draws on the work of... (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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Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK
Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK
by Guido Van Rijn
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A compilation and analysis of the many blues and gospel songs written about the inspirational... (read more)

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Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story
Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story
by Ray Charles
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The classic autobiography of a musical genius, told in his own inimitable voice... (read more)

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Blues Fell This Morning (94 Edition)
Blues Fell This Morning (94 Edition)
by Paul Oliver
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' ... remarkable ... a definitive study in breadth and depth of the themes, backgrounds, imagery and motivation of the blues.' The New York... (read more)

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Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920 (Music in American Life)
Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920 (Music in American Life)
by Peter C. Muir
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This book is highly topical considering the recent resurgence of violence by the PKK, the incursions into Northern Iraq by the Turkish army and security forces and Turkey's EU accession negotiations. Turkey has become an increasingly important player in... (read more)

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