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Chasing The Blues: A Traveler's Guide To America's Music

Chasing The Blues: A Traveler's Guide To America's Music

by Josephine Matyas

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|September 15, 2021

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Devil's Music: A History Of The Blues

Devil's Music: A History Of The Blues

by Giles Oakley

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|March 21, 1997

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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 Americans.…
Moanin' At Midnight: The Life and Times Of Howlin' Wolf
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The definitive biography of the musical giant who became a titan in the blues pantheon One of the greatest artists the blues ever produced, Howlin' Wolf was a musical giant in every way. He stood six foot three, weighed almost three hundred pounds, wore size…
Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age
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This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but diverse elements of…
When I Left Home: My Story

When I Left Home: My Story

by Buddy Guy

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|March 26, 2013

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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 Chicago…
The Land Where the Blues Began

The Land Where the Blues Began

by Alan Lomax

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|November 1, 2002

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A self-described “song-hunter,” the folklorist Alan Lomax traveled the Mississippi Delta in the 1930’s and ‘40s, armed with primitive recording equipment and a keen love of the Delta’s music heritage. Crisscrossing the towns and…
Blues People: Negro Music In White America
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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 Negro…
King Of The Delta Blues: The Life And Music Of Charlie Patton
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Charley Patton: Voice Of The Mississippi Delta

Charley Patton: Voice Of The Mississippi Delta

by Robert Sacré

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|May 11, 2018

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Blues Book of the Year ?26th Annual Living Blues Awards Contributions by Luther Allison, John Broven, Daniel Droixhe, David Evans, William Ferris, Jim O'Neal, Mike Rowe, Robert Sacré, Arnold Shaw, and Dick Shurman Fifty years after Charley Patton's death in…
R. Crumb's Heroes Of Blues, Jazz & Country

R. Crumb's Heroes Of Blues, Jazz & Country

by R. Crumb

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|November 1, 2006

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Anyone who knows R. Crumb's work as an illustrator knows of his passion for music. And all those who collect his work prize the "Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats," and "Pioneers of Country Music" trading card sets he created in the early to- mid-1980s. Now…
Record Man: The Chess Brothers And The Birth Of Rock And Roll
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"Brilliant; the best book I have ever read about the recording industry; a classic."--Larry King On the south side of Chicago in the late 1940s, two immigrants; one a Jew born in Russia, the other a black blues singer from Mississippi; met and changed the course…
Blues For Dummies

Blues For Dummies

by Lonnie Brooks

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|August 14, 1998

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Get your mojo working as you take a musical trip from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago's gritty South Side and points beyond with Blues For Dummies, an insightful, toe-tappin', music lovers' guide to the blues. Popular blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks serves as…
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