Blues, Soul and Motown
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.
An Anthology : Complete Words and Music of 53 Great Songs
Paperback ISBN: 0306804115
"In 1926, W.C. Handy published Blues: An Anthology, a classic collection of great blues songs arranged for piano and voice—the most famous blues collection in history. Among the first black men to writ"
Little Blues Book
Paperback ISBN: 1565121376
Illustrations by R. Crumb. A collection of lyrics and lore that captures the very heart and soul of the blues. From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Alberta Hunter, dozens of blues masters offer words of wisdom on subjects including luck (both good and bad), love, loss, and the raw material of life.
Lost Delta Found
Rediscovering The Fisk University-Library Of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942
Hardcover ISBN: 0826514855
In the early 1940s, three African American scholars from Fisk U. journeyed with folklorist Alan Lomax (Library of Congress) to Coahoma County, Mississippi to document the musical habits and history of its black community. This volume presents the Fisk material from that study (recently discovered after being lost for over 50 years) along with background information on the scholars and 160 song transcriptions. Gordon directed the PBS documentary Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied and Nemerov is affiliated with the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)