Blue Smoke

Author: Roger House
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807138090
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A contemporary of blues greats Blind Blake, Tampa Red, and Papa Charlie Jackson, Chicago blues artist William "Big Bill" Broonzy influenced an array of postwar musicians, including Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, and J. B. Lenior. In Blue Smoke, Roger House tells the extraordinary story of "Big Bill," a working-class bluesman whose circumstances offer a window into the dramatic social transformations faced by African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century.

The World Don t Owe Me Nothing

Author: David Honeyboy Edwards
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556529821
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This vivid oral snapshot of an America that planted the blues is full of rhythmic grace. From the son of a sharecropper to an itinerant bluesman, Honeyboy's stories of good friends Charlie Patton, Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, and Robert Johnson are a godsend to blues fans. History buffs will marvel at his unique perspective and firsthand accounts of the 1927 Mississippi River flood, vagrancy laws, makeshift courts in the back of seed stores, plantation life, and the Depression.

Barrelhouse Blues

Author: Paul Oliver
Publisher: Civitas Books
ISBN: 046500881X
Format: PDF
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Explores the folk traditions that preceded and shaped the blues style as well as the conditions under which first recordings were made, tracing the recordings made at such early venues as street and vaudeville performances, work and prison camps, and juke joints.

With Amusement for All

Author: LeRoy Ashby
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813123976
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With Amusement for All contextualizes what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships among social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the ways in which the entertainment world has reflected, changed, or reinforced the values of American society.

Encyclopedia of African American Music

Author: Emmett G. Price, III
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313341991
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Showcases all facets of African American music, including folk, religious, concert, and popular styles of today. Illuminates the profound role that African American music has played in American cultural history.

Encyclopedia of the Blues

Author: Edward Komara
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415926998
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the Blues website.

Kennedy s Blues

Author: Guido van Rijn
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578069576
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, and the groundbreaking civil rights bill all found their way into blues and gospel songs. The many blues numbers devoted to the assassination and the President's legacy are evidence of JFK's near-canonization by African Americans. Blues historian Guido van Rijn shows that John F. Kennedy became a mythical hero to blues songwriters despite what was left unaccomplished."--BOOK JACKET.


Author: Peter Eisenman
Publisher: Architectural Association
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In January 2006 Peter Eisenman joined Rem Koolhaas at the Architectural Association for an evening of conversation about architecture, ideology, and the city. Their dialogue forms the basis for the first volume of AA Words, a series emphasizing the written word as the basis for critical debate by contemporary architects and theorists. Each architect states his views about the terms of architecture, including its theories and relationship to the city and other forms of critical and cultural practice. As a coda to the conversation, the book includes contributions by Jeffrey Kipnis, Robert E. Somol, and Brett Steele, who offer their personal interpretations of the critical practices of Eisenman and Koolhaas.

The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy

Author: Woody Mann
Publisher: Grossmans Guitar Workshop
ISBN: 0786650257
Format: PDF, Docs
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Big Bill Broonzy's recording career spanned from 1927 until his death in 1958. His repertoire was well recorded, from solos and duets to ensemble playing. He was rediscovered just as the "folk-revival" began in the early 1950's. Broonzy was a master of ragtime and country blues guitar whose playing was highlighted by a strong pulsating bass and melodic lead lines. In this comprehensive new audio lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques, and styles of this legendary musician who has influenced generations of guitarists. The CDs contain three full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction. Selections include: House Rent Stomp; Brownskin Shuffle; Moppin' Blues; Hey, Hey; Worryin' You Off My Mind; Stove Pipe Stomp; and Saturday Night Rub. Written in standard notation and tablature. Inlcudes 3 CD's.