Blues, Soul and Motown
You Send Me
The Life and Times of Sam Cooke
Paperback ISBN: 0688146201
A biography of soul singer Sam Cooke chronicles the life of the pioneering African American musical entrepreneur, from his success in gospel music, to his move into pop music, to his untimely murder at age thirty-three
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.
Blues With a Feeling
The Little Walter Story
Paperback ISBN: 0415937116
Little Walter was a master blues harmonica player, immensely popular and celebrated by the likes of Ray Charles and B.B. King. But at the age of 37 he was lying in a pauper's grave in Chicago: This book tells the story of his fame and early death.
Spinning Blues into Gold
The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
Paperback ISBN: 0312284942
Chronicles the rags-to-riches story of Leonard and Phil Chess, sons of a Polish immigrant scrap-metal dealer who went on to compile a blues and rock 'n' roll entertainment empire destined to alter American musical history.