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.
Anyone who knows R. Crumb's work as an illustrator knows of his passion for music. And all those who collect his work prize the trading card sets he created in the early-to-mid 1980s. Now they are packaged together for the first time in book form, along with an exlcusive 21-track CD of music selected and compiled by Crumb himself.
Spirituals provided the foundation for blues, jazz, and gospel music, and continue to be a rich part of today's musical culture. These solo piano arrangements of favorite spirituals feature lyrics, suggested fingerings, phrasing, pedal markings, and easy-to-read notation. Titles: Ain't-a That Good News? * Deep River * Every Time I Feel the Spirit * Ezekiel Saw the Wheel * Give Me That Old-Time Religion * Go Down, Moses * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * I've Got Peace Like a River * Let Us Break Bread Together * Little David, Play on Your Harp * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * My Lord, What a Morning * Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen * Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child * Swing Low, Sweet Chariot * There Is a Balm in Gilead * This Little Light of Mine * Wayfaring Stranger * We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder * We Shall Overcome * Were You There?
Roscoe Beck, one of today's leading authorities on the blues bass style, guides you through everything you need to know to begin mastering blues bass. Lessons include the 12-bar blues progression, technique and hand position, classic bass lines, shuffle,
B.B. King is a national treasure. For more than five decades, he has been the consummate blues performer. His unique guitar playing, powerful vocals, and repertoire of songs have taken him from tiny Itta Bena, Mississippi, to worldwide renown. In this comprehensive volume, the best articles, interviews and reviews about B.B. King's life and career have been gathered. Learn how he first made his mark as a disc jockey in Memphis hawking "Pepticon" elixir and taking the moniker of the "Beale Street Blues Boy"; trace his early tours and recordings; see him be swept up in the blues revival; and finally, enjoy his fame as the greatest living exponent of the blues style.
This starting volume of the Complete Acoustic Blues Method covers basic blues theory, left-hand techniques, call and response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, endings, and improvisation. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrat
William Ferris, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, has written a book as deep as the blues: rich in conversation, reference, history, and firsthand experience with blues musicians and the culture that informs the music. The poetry, games, house parties, religious and secular traditions of black life in the Delta are explored in living prose that is also a work of immense scholarship.
Gospel Classics reflects the importance of hymns and gospel songs in the musical fabric of Mark Hayes's life. The skillful arranger has artistically "breathed new life" into the well-known gospel songs included in this collection for advanced pianists. Church musicians and worshippers alike are certain to take great enjoyment in experiencing these fresh new settings and lush harmonies. Titles: He Hideth My Soul * Heavenly Sunlight * How Great Thou Art * I Will Arise and Go to Jesus * I'll Fly Away * In the Garden * The Old Rugged Cross * On Jordan's Stormy Banks * Sweet By and By * There Is a Balm in Gilead * When I Can Read My Title Clear * When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.