Blues, Soul and Motown
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.
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide To Blues
Paperback ISBN: 039953072x
Furnishing an A-to-Z glossary of terminology, a comprehensive guide to blues music provides a concise history of the musical art form, as well as information on stylistic variations, the social factors that inspired the creation of the blues, its influence on twentieth-century music, profiles of notable musicians, and listings of essential CDs. Original.
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.