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Jazz - Blues


  
Soweto Blues
Jazz, Popular Music, and Politics in South Africa
by Gwen Ansell
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
A major new contribution to the study of African music, Soweto Blues tells the remarkable story of how jazz became a key part of South Africa?s struggles in the 20th Century, and provides a fascinating overview of the ongoing links  [ more ]

  
Satchmo - My Life in New Orleans
by Louis Armstrong
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
?In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who?d stroll up and down  [ more ]

  
With Billie by Julia Blackburn
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Billie Holiday?s life is inseparable from an account of her troubles, her addictions, her arrests, and the scandals that would repeatedly put her name in the tabloid headlines of the 1940s and 1950s. Those who knew her learned never to  [ more ]

  
With Billie
A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day
by Julia Blackburn
Trade Paperback also available in Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Billie Holiday?s life is inseparable from an account of her troubles, her addictions, her arrests, and the scandals that would repeatedly put her name in the tabloid headlines of the 1940s and 1950s. Those who knew her learned never to  [ more ]

  
Bessie Smith Companion
by Stephenson Brooks
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Bessie Smith released 159 recordings, nearly all of which are considered classics. This book sets out to describe the details of Bessie's technique and to assess its appropriateness to the material with which she was presented. It is one of  [ more ]

  
A Century Of Jazz by Roy Carr
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
A Century of Jazz is the first-ever chronicle of the major influence in western music this century. Organized by year, style, and place, it is supplemented with special features on subjects relevant to each period. Making deliberate reference to popular  [ more ]

  
Billie Holiday - Wishing On The Moon
by Donald Clarke
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Certainly no singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. "Now, finally, we have a definitive biography," said Booklist of Donald  [ more ]

  
Blue Note Records by Richard Cook
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Blue Note Records is the first full history of the most noted label in jazz. Cook lingers with record-collector zeal in analyzing everything from Sidney Bechet's 78s to Norah Jones' recent chart-topper. Insightful scenes abound.  [ more ]

  
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
by Angela Y. Davis
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Women's blues have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that broke through the constraints of middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant  [ more ]

  
Miles by Miles Davis
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
For more than forty years Miles Davis has been in the front rank of American music. Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. The subject of several biographies,  [ more ]


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