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Austin Music Scene: Through the Lens of Burton Wilson / Burton Wilson, With Jack Ortman
Austin Music Scene
Through the Lens of Burton Wilson / Burton Wilson, With Jack Ortman
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1571684441
Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s
Black Pearls
Blues Queens of the 1920s
Paperback      ISBN: 0813512808
Offers profiles of Alberta Hunter, Edith Wilson, Victoria Spivey, and Sippie Wallace, and looks at the history of the blues, and the vaudeville circuit
The B.B. King Reader: 6 Decades of Commentary
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.
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"
Live At The Apollo
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.
Harvey
Harvey
Paperback      ISBN: 0822205009
Downhome Blues Lyrics: An Anthology from the Post-World War II Era
Downhome Blues Lyrics
An Anthology from the Post-World War II Era
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0252061306
Collects lyrics from blues recordings made by Black Americans and sold in Black communities following the war
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide To Blues
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.
Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
Sweet Soul Music
Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
Paperback      ISBN: 0316332739
Chronicles the history of Soul Music from its origins in the rural South to its heydey as a multimillion dollar business
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.