Blues, Soul and Motown
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.
Motown in Love
Lyrics from the Golden Era
Hardcover ISBN: 0375422005
Accompanied by rare photographs, a treasury of some of Motown's most famous love songs provides the complete lyrics to such classics as "I'll Be There," "My Girl," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Please Mr. Postman," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and "Stop--In the Name of Love." 25,000 first printing.
The B.B. King Reader
6 Decades of Commentary
Paperback ISBN: 0634099272
For more than 5 decades, BB King has been the consummate Blues performer. Published to coincide with his 80th birthday, this edition includes 18 interviews. In this volume, the best articles, interviews and reviews about BB King's life and career have been gathered.
Live At The Apollo
Paperback ISBN: 0826415725
In this remarkable book, Douglas Wolk brings to life an October evening in 1962, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem: an evening at the height of Cold War tensions. In great detail, Wolk pieces together what took place (and what was recorded) that night, and illustrates beautifully the enduring power of one of James Brown's - and popular music's - defining moments: Live at the Apollo.EXCERPTStanding on the stage of the Apollo at a sold-out show on the night of October 24, 1962, screaming, James Brown would have looked out and seen 1500 people screaming back at him in the audience, split between the floor and the balconies. The walls behind them were a dark crimson; the balconies were decorated with the laurel wreaths that are the emblem of Apollo the god, recalling Daphne, who became a laurel tree to escape his lust. Most of the audience thought there was a good chance they'd be dead within the week.
Encyclopedia of the Blues
Paperback ISBN: 1557284520
he popular Encyclopedia of the Blues, first published by the University of Arkansas Press in 1992 and reprinted six times, has become an indispensable reference source for all involved with or intrigued by the music. The work alphabetizes hundreds of biographical entries, presenting detailed examinations of the performers and of the instruments, trends, recordings, and producers who have created and popularized this truly American art form.
The Total Blues Drummer
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Drumming
Paperback ISBN: 0739066455
The Total Blues Drummer is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues drumming. It covers many of the styles that make blues drumming so rewarding?from the blues sounds of Chicago, Memphis, and Texas to funky blues, jazz blues, and blues-rock. You'll learn drumbeats in the vein of famous artists like Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, and ZZ Top. Start with basic blues beats and end up playing linear "supergrooves" that will help secure your status as a bona fide blues master. Beginning and intermediate players will find all the tools they need to become great drummers, while more advanced players will find a fresh perspective and expert tips on the art of blues drumming. This is the only book you will need in your quest to becoming a great blues drummer. The CD features a full blues band demonstrating the examples in the book.