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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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"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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Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James
Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James
by Rick James
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Best known for his song and#8220;Super Freak,and#8221; hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz in this posthumously published... (read more)

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Motown in Love: Lyrics from the Golden Era
Motown in Love: Lyrics from the Golden Era
by Herb Jordan
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Here at last: all the words to all the great love songs from the golden era of Motown, when the Motown sound dominated the charts and kids fell in love, broke up, and fell in love again to its irresistibly danceable hits. Born in inner-city Detroit but... (read more)

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Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
by Mark Kurlansky
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Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was recorded at Motown’s Hitsville USA Studio by... (read more)

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Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
by Zack O'malley Greenburg
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The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business. Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition... (read more)

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Rage To Survive: the Etta James Story
Rage To Survive: the Etta James Story
by Etta James and David Ritz
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One of the great women of American music, equally at home singing blues and jazz, Etta regales us with tales of her chaotic childhood, the stars she has known, and her troubled trip to stardom in this mesmerizing autobiography.... (read more)

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Carpenters Anthology
Carpenters Anthology
by Not Available (na)
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Features 43 of the best songs from this beloved sibling duo, including classics such as: Bless the Beasts and Children * (They Long to Be) Close to You * For All We Know * Goodbye to Love * Hurting Each Other * I Just Fall in Love Again * I Won't Last a... (read more)

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Blues and Poetic Spirit (96 Edition)
Blues and Poetic Spirit (96 Edition)
by Paul Garon
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Nonfiction. While much has been written about the sociological significance of the blues, this is a unique inquiry into the blues and the mind, a study of the blues as thought. Here, the subconscious power of the blues is examined from a poetic and... (read more)

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Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar
Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar
by Peter Benjaminson
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Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence, and drugs in her life, this biography reveals the incredibly turbulent life of Motown artist Mary Wells. Based in part on four hours of previously unreleased and unpublicized deathbed... (read more)

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The Legacy of the Blues: A Glimpse Into the Art and the Lives of Twelve Great Bluesmen: An Informal Study (Da Capo Paperback)
The Legacy of the Blues: A Glimpse Into the Art and the Lives of Twelve Great Bluesmen: An Informal Study (Da Capo Paperback)
by Samuel Barclay Charters
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Blues is a language—one which has evolved its own rules and which is the sole property of a culture always forced to the periphery of white society. As such it is a political language. Whether it is passed as a legacy from African village to... (read more)

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Marvin Gaye, My Brother
Marvin Gaye, My Brother
by Frankie Gaye
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Marvin Gaye's life and brilliant career were cut tragically short on April 1, 1984 - one day before his 45th birthday - when he was shot and killed by his own father. Now, for the first time ever, Marvin Gaye's story is told in intimate detail by a... (read more)

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Sly and the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On (33 1/3 Series)
Sly and the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On (33 1/3 Series)
by Miles Marshall Lewis
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33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains over 50 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike.... (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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Dancing in the Street : Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (99 Edition)
Dancing in the Street : Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (99 Edition)
by Suzanne E. Smith
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Honorable Mention, 2000 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies... (read more)

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Aretha :from these roots
Aretha :from these roots
by Aretha Franklin
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Her soulful, soaring voice has earned her mythic status. Now, in her own moving words, the woman behind the myth is revealed. The result is a captivating self-portrait of one of this century's most fascinating artists, an Aretha Franklin as real as the... (read more)

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Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love
Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love
by Ashanti
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Foolish/Unfoolish is a collection of vibrant and honest "reflections on love" by R&B singer Ashanti. Ever since she was thirteen years old, Ashanti has kept journals of her poetry, thoughts, and ideas about life and love. Now, in this very... (read more)

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The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal
The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal
by Mark Ribowsky
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The Supremes is a sprawling tale of unforgettable music, cutthroat ambition, and heartbreaking betrayal. Mark Ribowsky explodes Dreamgirl fantasies by taking the reader behind the closed doors of Motown to witness the rise of group leader Diana Ross, the... (read more)

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A House on Fire: The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul
A House on Fire: The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul
by John A. Jackson
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"If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "The Soul Train Theme," "Then Came You," "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"--the distinctive music that became known as Philly Soul dominated the pop music charts in the 1970s. In A House on Fire, John A. Jackson... (read more)

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Michael Jackson: The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story, 1958-2009
Michael Jackson: The Magic, the Madness, the Whole Story, 1958-2009
by J Randy Taraborrelli
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This major new biography is the fruit of over 30 years of research and hundreds of exclusive interviews with a remarkable level of access to the very closest circles of the Jackson family--including Michael himself.... (read more)

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The Story of the Supremes
The Story of the Supremes
by Daryl Easlea
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A dazzling celebration of one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties, The Story of the Supremes presents the incredible wardrobe that created the groups unmistakable style and the billboards, posters, and photographs that made it timeless.&#... (read more)

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