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"Elwood's Blues"

Interviews With the Blues Legends and Stars

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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. Host Dan Aykroyd has interviewed over 900 blues and rock greats since 1993. With b&w photos. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 230 x 150 mm. Weight: 424g.
Author:  Aykroyd, Dan Manilla, Ben
ISBN:  0879308095
Publisher:  Backbeat Books
Date:  2004  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"West Coast Blues Guitar Play-Along Trax"

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"Building Excellence Audio Series" series; This book/2-CD set has been designed to help the guitarist with soloing studies. These 36 play-along rhythm tracks embody the electrifying feel of the West Coast Blues and provide you with the ability to place new licks and soloing concepts into context. With illustrations. Paperback, 8 pages. Size: 305 x 229 mm. Weight: 87g.
Author:  Barrett, David
ISBN:  0786676701
Publisher:  Mel Bay Publications,U.S.
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  Technical / Manuals Blues Music

"I'd Rather Be the Devil"

Skip James and the Blues

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Offering a look into the life of one of the greatest Mississippi bluesmen, this book presents a biography of the late Skip James. It draws on conversations with James himself, and paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, and a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in his life. With 15 b/w photos. Paperback, 385 pages. Size: 215 x 140 mm. Weight: 444g.
Author:  Calt, Stephen
ISBN:  1556527462
Publisher:  Chicago Review Press
Date:  2008  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"Blues Guitar for Dummies"

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"For Dummies" series; Shows guitarists and would-be guitarists how to start playing the blues - without having to read music. With ill. Paperback, 384 pages. Size: 234 x 188 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  Chappell, Jon
ISBN:  0470049200
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Blues Music

"Blue Monday"

Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll

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Rock 'n' roll defined the last half of the 20th century, and while many think of Elvis Presley as the genre's driving force, the truth is that Fats Domino was the first to put it on the map with such hits as Ain't That a Shame and Blueberry Hill. This is a biography of an extraordinary man and New Orleans at the birth of rock 'n' roll. With 82 b&w photographs. New ed. Paperback, 416 pages. Size: 229 x 153 mm. Weight: 488g.
Author:  Coleman, Rick
ISBN:  0306815311
Publisher:  The Perseus Books Group
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"The History of the Blues"

The Roots, the Music, the People

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This text is a rethinking of the blues which examines how race relations have altered perceptions of the music. Davis argues for an examination of the blues in its own right, not just as a precursor to jazz and rock 'n' roll. With 88ill.. 2. Paperback, 320 pages. Size: 255 x 178 mm. Weight: 551g.
Author:  Davis, Francis
ISBN:  0306812967
Publisher:  The Perseus Books Group
Date:  2003  (United States)
Readership:  Tertiary Education (Us: College) Blues Music

"Backup Trax: Basic Blues for Guitar"

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"Building Excellence Audio Series" series; Learn to play 14 classic blues the best way--by doing!. With illustrations. Paperback, 48 pages. Size: 305 x 229 mm. Weight: 159g.
Author:  Dix, Bruce
ISBN:  0786676698
Publisher:  Mel Bay Publications,U.S.
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  Technical / Manuals Blues Music

"Delta Blues"

The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

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Traces the history of the Delta blues from the field hollers and plantation music of the nineteenth century to the exploits of modern-day musicians in the Delta tradition. This book shows how the sounds of the Delta altered the course of popular music. With 38 illustrations. Hardback, 448 pages. Size: 245 x 167 mm. Weight: 807g.
Author:  Gioia, Ted
ISBN:  0393062589
Publisher:  W W Norton & Co Ltd
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes"

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Blind Willie McTell, 1903-1959, was one of the gifted musical artists of his generation, with an exquisite voice and a sublime talent for the twelve-string guitar. This book uncovers the secrets of his ancestry, the hardships he suffered and the successes he enjoyed at a time when recording contracts didn't lift you out of singing on the street. Hardback, 448 pages. Size: 234 x 153 mm. Weight: 503g.
Author:  Gray, Michael
ISBN:  0747565600
Publisher:  Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes"

In Search of Blind Willie McTell

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Presents the true story of legendary blues musician and singer Blind Willie McTell, inspiration for the Bob Dylan track of the same name. Paperback, 448 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 300g.
Author:  Gray, Michael
ISBN:  0747565619
Publisher:  Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"Blues Lick Factory"

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Includes a FREE CD. Paperback, 128 pages. Size: 275 x 210 mm. Weight: 495g.
Author:  Gress, Jesse Kuma, Masashi
ISBN:  087930913X
Publisher:  Backbeat Books
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"Sweet Soul Music"

Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom

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This volume tells the story of the birth of rhythm-and-blues. It records the rise and fall of Stax Records - who produced Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs - as well as other labels such as Atlantic. It profiles major artists such as Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, James Brown and Al Green. With b&w photographs. Paperback, 384 pages. Size: 214 x 135 mm. Weight: 683g.
Author:  Guralnick, Peter
ISBN:  1841952400
Publisher:  Canongate Books Ltd
Date:  2002  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"In Search of the Blues"

Black Voices, White Visions

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Everyone knows the story of the Delta blues, with its fierce, raw voices and tormented drifters and deals with the devil at the crossroads at midnight. This book rewrites that story. With app 15 integrated pictures. New ed. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 197 x 129 mm. Weight: 18g.
Author:  Hamilton, Marybeth
ISBN:  0712664467
Publisher:  Vintage
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"Rhino's Cruise Through the Blues"

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Better known as Dr. Demento on nationally syndicated radio, Hansen traces the history of blues music and its social and cultural mores and profiles its legendary players. Published in cooperation with Rhino Records. 200 color and B&W photos. With illustrations. Paperback, 216 pages. Size: 254 x 254 mm. Weight: 590g.
Author:  Hansen, Barry
ISBN:  0879306254
Publisher:  Backbeat Books
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

"Hoggin' the Page"

The Groundhogs' Classic Years

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The Groundhogs' classic years. With 128 black & white illustrations. Paperback, 135 pages. Size: 298 x 210 mm. Weight: 520g.
Author:  Hanson, Martyn
ISBN:  1900711168
Publisher:  Northdown Publishing Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Blues Music

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