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Mel Bay Presents Popular Guitar Styles  Reggae & Music of the Islands
Mel Bay Presents Popular Guitar Styles Reggae & Music of the Islands
Paperback      ISBN: 0786675853
R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country
R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810930862
Presents brief biographies of musical innovators in blues, jazz, and country music along with original illustrations by R. Crumb.
Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller
Ain't Misbehavin'
The Story of Fats Waller
Paperback      ISBN: 0306800152
Profiles the great jazz pianist and composer, providing a discography and describing Waller's role in introducing the world to the musical culture of Harlem
Intro to Blues Keyboard
Intro to Blues Keyboard
Paperback      ISBN: 0739025694
For the keyboard player with basic skills and note-reading ability who wants to dive into the style of music they love. Includes examples in the styles of the masters, improvising, soloing tips and more. The great sounding play-along CD will develop skills quickly and get players jamming with a band right away.
Those Twentieth Century Blues: An Autobiography
Those Twentieth Century Blues
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0091753074
The Glory Road: The Story of Josh White
The Glory Road
The Story of Josh White
Paperback      ISBN: 1558702172
A biography of the black singer and songwriter from South Carolina who is credited with introducing the blues, spirituals, protest songs, and other types of African-American music to a worldwide audience.
Deep Blues
Deep Blues
Paperback      ISBN: 0140062238
Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll. In this extraordinary musical and social history, Robert Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago’s South Side, to international popularity, recognition, and imitation. Palmer tells the story of the blues through the lives of its greatest practitioners: Robert Johnson, who sang of being pursued by the hounds of hell; Muddy Waters, who electrified Delta blues and gave the music its rock beat; Robert Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson, who launched the King Biscuit Time radio show and brought blues to the airwaves; and John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, B. B. King, and many others. "A lucid . . . entrancing study" -- Greil Marcus "Palmer has a powerful understanding of the music and an intense involvement in the culture." -- The Nation
The Gospel According to Elvis Presley
The Gospel According to Elvis Presley
Paperback      ISBN: 1860746551
Blues People: Negro Music in White America
Blues People
Negro Music in White America
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 068818474x
An examination of the evolution and philosophy of African American music
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870496735