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Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition
Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition
by University Of Chicago Press
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Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Seems Like Murder Here offers a revealing new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and hard times, the blues emerge in this... (read more)

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Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues (African American Cultural Theory and Heritage)
Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues (African American Cultural Theory and Heritage)
by Mitsutoshi Inaba
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One of the greats of Blues music, Willie Dixon was a recording artist whose abilities extended beyond that of bass player. A singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer, Dixon's work influenced countless artists across the music spectrum. In Willie Dixon:... (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... (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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Sweet Swing Blues: A Year with Wynton Marsalis and His Septet
Sweet Swing Blues: A Year with Wynton Marsalis and His Septet
by Wynton Marsalis
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An illustrated year in the life of today's premier jazz trumpeter and composer, Wynton Marsalis. By turns lyrical, down to earth, exalted, and profane, the book itself is structured like the "sweet swing blues" of the title. 180 photos.... (read more)

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The Golden Age of the Blues [With CD (Audio)]
The Golden Age of the Blues [With CD (Audio)]
by Richard Havers
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Blues music originating from the African-American community in the Southern states of the U.S. went on to influence every popular musical form in Western music. This collection gives the reader/listener a superb introduction to the blues with artists... (read more)

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State of the Blues
State of the Blues
by Jeff Dunas
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Powerfully evocative photographs and voices that capture the lasting power and universal appeal of the blues. State of the Blues is the photographer Jeff Dunas's stirring tribute to the blues, a vital American musical tradition. One of the earliest... (read more)

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Searching for Robert Johnson: The Life and Legend of the "King of the Delta Blues Singers"
Searching for Robert Johnson: The Life and Legend of the "King of the Delta Blues Singers"
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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Blues from the Delta
Blues from the Delta
by William Ferris
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William Ferris, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, has written a book as deep as the blues: rich in conversation, reference, history, and firsthand experience with blues musicians and the culture... (read more)

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Taj Mahal: Autobiography of a Bluesman
Taj Mahal: Autobiography of a Bluesman
by Taj Mahal
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Self-acclaimed custodian of Black culture, Taj Mahal is an inspiration and a legend. Off stage and out of the shadows, Taj now offers, for the first time, an astonishingly honest personal account.... (read more)

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BluesSpeak: The Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual
BluesSpeak: The Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual
by Lincoln T. Beauchamp, Jr.
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This incomparable anthology collects articles, interviews, fiction, and poetry from the Original Chicago Blues Annual, one of music history's most significant periodical blues publications. Founded and operated from 1989 to 1995 by African American... (read more)

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Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music)
Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music)
by Alan B. Govenar
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Texas Blues allows artists to speak in their own words, revealing the dynamics of blues, from its beginnings in cotton fields and shotgun shacks to its migration across boundaries of age and race to seize the musical imagination of the entire world... (read more)

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The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues
The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues
by Giles Oakley
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Superbly researched and vividly written, The Devil's Music is one of the only books to trace the rise and development of the blues both in relation to other forms of black music and in the context of American social history as experienced by African... (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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Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues
Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues
by Paul Oliver
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This is a new, thoroughly revised edition of Paul Oliver's classic study of the blues. First published in 1960, this remarkable book has not been superseded and its reappearance will be welcomed by all who wish to understand the complexity of meaning in... (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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The first comprehensive examination of the early blues industry and the music it... (read more)

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Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland (American Made Music)
Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland (American Made Music)
by Charles Farley
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Bobby "Blue" Bland's silky smooth vocal style and captivating live performances helped propel the blues out of Delta juke joints and into urban clubs and upscale theaters. Until now, his story has never been told in a book-length biography. Soul of the... (read more)

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Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues
Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues
by Steve Cheseborough
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At a crossroads in the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the Devil so that he could become a guitar virtuoso and King of the Delta Blues. Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues will tell you where that legendary... (read more)

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Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary
Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary
by Stephen Calt
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An exhaustive, engrossing lexicon of blues... (read more)

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey
by Peter Guralnickand Robert Santelli and Holly George-Warren and Christopher John Farley
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-285).... (read more)

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