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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 Green…

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Black Music—whether it be jazz, blues, r&b, gospel, or soul—has always expressed, consciously or not, its African "oral" heritage, reflecting the conditions of a minority culture in the midst of a white majority. Black Talk is one of those rare books…

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Ten songs from this jazz master display his unique lyrical style. Alfie * But Beautiful * Dolphin Dance * Emily * I Will Say Goodbye (Je Vivrai Sans Toi) * Never Let Me Go * Seascape * The Summer Knows (Theme from Summer of '42) * A Time for Love * You Must…

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The companion volume to the ten-part PBS TV series by the team responsible for The Civil War and Baseball . Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential…

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Sun Ra, a.k.a. Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount (1914–1993), has been hailed as "one of the great big-band leaders, pianists, and surrealists of jazz" (New York Times) and as "the missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" (Rolling Stone) . Composer,…

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(Artist Transcriptions). A collection of transcribed solos from legendary "cool jazz" alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. 17 classics, including: Balcony Rock * Bossa Antigua * Late Lament * Take Five * Take Ten * and more.

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(Instructional). This book is a logical follow-up to An Introduction To Jazz Chord Voicing For Keyboard. It continues to explore contemporary chord voicings and their application to melody and accompaniment playing with a jazz group. All chord voicings and the II…

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Lightnin' Blues 1983-1987

by Stevie Ray Vaughan

|April 1, 1990

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). 25 tunes from this legendary blues guitarist. Includes: Couldn't Stand the Weather * Pride and Joy * Scuttle Buttin' * Come On (III) * Texas Flood * Voodoo Chile * Superstition * Pipeline.

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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 of…

The Music of John Coltrane

by John Coltrane

|June 1, 1991

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(Transcribed). This collection includes over 100 Coltrane classics: Bessie's Blues * Blue Train (Blue Trane) * Giant Steps * Impressions * Naima (Niema) * Some Other Blues * Venus * and more.

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Here is Nat Hentoff's deeply felt exploration of jazz, blues, country, and gospel—and the musicians who bring the music to life. Hentoff has not only loved music all his life, he has lived it by being friends with many of the musicians he writes about in…

Jim Hall - Exploring Jazz Guitar

by Jim Hall

|January 1, 1991

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(Transcribed). Hall takes you on an entertaining guided tour of his workshop with 10 Hall songs and in-depth explorations of each song and playing technique.