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Elwood's Blues: Interviews With The Blues Legends & Stars
Elwood's Blues
Interviews With The Blues Legends & Stars
Paperback      ISBN: 0879308095
Elwood's Blues is an entertaining and informative collection of conversations with the legends and rising stars of blues and rock music, drawn from the popular syndicated radio series, The House of Blues Radio Hour. Host Dan Aykroyd, in character as Elwood Blues of the legendary Blues Brothers, has interviewed over 900 blues and rock greats since 1993. This book compiles the best of those, including discussions with living legends B.B. King and Buddy Guy, past masters John Lee Hooker and Stevie Ray Vaughan, rising stars Keb' Mo' and Susan Tedeschi, and blues-rooted rock stars such as Robert Plant and Bill Wyman.
One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture
One Nation Under a Groove
Motown and American Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0880014725
The author of Tuxedo Junction analyzes the Motown phenomenon and its effect on the relationship of blacks and whites in American culture, the media, and the business world of the sixties and early seventies.
Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s
Black Pearls
Blues Queens of the 1920s
Paperback      ISBN: 0813512808
Offers profiles of Alberta Hunter, Edith Wilson, Victoria Spivey, and Sippie Wallace, and looks at the history of the blues, and the vaudeville circuit
Songsters and Saints
Songsters and Saints
Paperback      ISBN: 0521269423
In this innovatory book the celebrated writer on the blues, Paul Oliver, rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions presented on Race records. When blues first reached a large audience it was through the 'Race records' issued specifically for black purchasers in the 1920s. Blues South have been extensively discussed by many writers. Paul Oliver shows that this emphasis has drawn attention away from the other important vocal traditions also available on Race records: the songs of Southern rural dances, the comic and social songs and ballads of the medicine shows and travelling entertainments, and, even more neglected, the sacred vocal traditions, from the song-sermons of the Baptist and Sanctified preachers to the gospel songs of the church congregations and of the 'jack-leg' preachers and street evangelists. Over 500 artists and 700 song titles are indexed and there is a guide to reissued recordings.
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Can't Be Satisfied
The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316328499
Drawn from in-depth research and detailed interviews, an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues details his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry. 40,000 first printing.

Those Twentieth Century Blues: An Autobiography
Those Twentieth Century Blues
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0091753074
Lady Sings the Blues/With a Revised Discography
Lady Sings the Blues/With a Revised Discography
Paperback      ISBN: 0140067620
Billie Holiday describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years in bondage to a drug habit
Blues: An Anthology : Complete Words and Music of 53 Great Songs
Blues
An Anthology : Complete Words and Music of 53 Great Songs
Paperback      ISBN: 0306804115
"In 1926, W.C. Handy published Blues: An Anthology, a classic collection of great blues songs arranged for piano and voice—the most famous blues collection in history. Among the first black men to writ"
Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis
Early Downhome Blues
A Musical and Cultural Analysis
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0807844829
Proposing that African-American cultural development is reflected in blues music, an analysis traces the music from its origins, notes the effects of commercial recording, and includes recollections of blues performers, the audience, and those in the recording industry.
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Can't Be Satisfied
The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Paperback      ISBN: 0316164941
Drawn from in-depth research and detailed interviews, an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues details his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry. Reprint. 18,000 first printing.