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Josh White: Society Blues
Josh White
Society Blues
Paperback      ISBN: 0415942047
This biography of the blues star traces his life in the context of the evolution of the blues and folk revival, and is a must read for anyone interested in the history of American popular culture.
You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke
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
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
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.
You Can Teach Yourself Blues Piano
You Can Teach Yourself Blues Piano
by Rovner
Paperback      ISBN: 0786644036
Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
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.
Chicago Blues: The City and the Music
Chicago Blues
The City and the Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0306801450
"Chicago has always had a reputation as a ”wide open town” with a high tolerance for gangsters, illegal liquor, and crooked politicians. It has also been the home for countless black musicians and the"
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
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Thomas W Talley's Negro Folk Rhymes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870496735
Jammin' the Blues
Jammin' the Blues
Paperback      ISBN: 0786634405