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Charters, Samuel.
The Poetry of the Blues.
A Near Fine copy of this Paperback Original. Charters examines the roots of the American Blues through the lyrics and the personalities that made them our modern music form. Included are numerous examples of lyrics that exemplify the various subjects that make up the subject matter of the blues.

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Deja Blooze (aka David Gregor).
Deja Blooze Electric Band: Live at W.I.C.A.
This is a live recording of the January 15, 2010 concert performed by the Deja Blooze allstar band as part of the local artist series sponsored by the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. The Deja Blooze lineup includes David Gregor on rhythm guitar and vocals, David Licastro on lead guitar, Larry Neubauer on piano, Levi Burkle on bass guitar and Dave Guignac on harmonica. Of the fourteen songs recorded, nine were written by David Gregor.Each year, a group of WICA judges selects four Whidbey Island performers to feature in their Local Artist Series and they provide their 250 seat concert venue at no charge. The evening with Deja Blooze was scheduled to coincide with the celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday and the house was sold out. This live performance celebrates the history of American blues music and features some of the finest musicians on Whidbey Island.

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Gregor, David.
Deja Blooze: Alone with the Blooze, A CD of Nine Original Blues.
This collection contains nine original blues songs written by David Gregor. Songs include: John the Revelator, Goodbye Blues, We all Gotta Change (trio), Photograph Blues, I Ain't Got Nobody, Lonesome Woman Blues, Six Feet Under, Someone's Calling My Name, We All Gotta Change (solo).

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[African American Spirituals] Owens, J. Garfield.
All God's Chillun: Meditations on Negro Spirituals.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Through thoughtful meditations, Dr. Owens delves into the heart of African American spirituals to find they are more than simple folk songs. He finds a philosophy of life emanating from the lives of those who were trapped in slavery without hope of salvation except through their belief in God. The author finds that despite their religious center, spirituals were early protest songs that brought African Americans hope in a seemingly hopeless world. Owens uses the lyrics of 27 spirituals to launch his meditations on their significance in the lives of Afican Americans.

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[Beatle Memoir] Harrison, George.
I, Me, Mine.
A Fine tight copy (without a remainder mark) in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. No name or marks to the text. The ex-Beatle's penetrating portrait of growing up into becoming of the most famous individuals in music and public life. Book includes a photo section and facsimile reproductions of Harrison's hand-written songs.

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[Blue Music] Wald, Elijah.
Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In this combination history of blues music and biography of Robert Johnson, Wald, a blues musician himself, explores Johnson's rise from a little known guitarist who died in 1938 to one of the most influential artists in rock and roll. From the blues' meager beginning in the early 1900s to its '30s heyday and its 1960s revival, Wald gives a revisionist history of the music, which he feels, in many instances, has been mislabeled and misjudged. Though his writing sometimes reads like a textbook, and he occasionally gets bogged down in arcane musical references, Wald's academic precision aids him in his quest to re-analyze America's perception of the blues as well as in trying to decipher the music's murky true origins and history. Using a lengthy comparison of how white Americans and black Americans define the blues, Wald demonstrates how Johnson fit into the gray area between the two. Wald combines a short bio of Johnson with detailed analysis of his songs and the mysterious tales that are associated with him, giving a thorough account of Johnson's life, music and legend. The chapter on how white guitarists like Eric Clapton and Keith Richards interpreted who Johnson was and what he played really shows why he is not one of the many forgotten early 20th-century bluesmen. Wald's theories will no doubt cause passionate discussions among true blues aficionados, but the technical and obscure nature of much of his writing will make the book more of a useful reference resource. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc

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[Blues Biography] Gordon, Robert.
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the spine ends. In this comprehensive biography of one of the legends of modern blues music, Robert Gordon details the early career of Waters in rural Mississippi and documents his journey to the electrified blues that took root in Chicago. Along the way, we get primer on blues music and the major players that not only influenced Waters but also the modern blues movement.

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[Blues Biography] Gray, Michael.
Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes. In Search of Blind Willie McTell.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. this odyssey to rural Georgia peels back the many layers of Blind Willie McTell’s compelling, occasionally shocking, but ultimately uplifting story. Portraying him as one of the most gifted artists of his generation, this account uncovers the secrets of McTell’s ancestry, the hardships he suffered—including being blind from birth—and the successes he enjoyed. Traveling throughout the South and beyond, this personal and moving journey unearths a lost world of black music, exploring why he drifted in and out of the public eye, how he was “rediscovered” time and again through chance meetings, and why, until now, so little has been written about the life of this extraordinary man. Part biography, part travelogue, part social history, this atmospheric, unforgettable tale connects the subject’s life to the tumultuous sweep of history, exploding every stereotype about blues musicians and revealing a vulnerable milieu of poverty and discrimination, demonstrating that little may have changed in the Deep South, even today.

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[Blues Literature] Davis, Francis.
The History of the Blues: The Roots, The Music, The People from Charley Patton to Robert Cray.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The author traces blues music from its origins in the Mississippi Delta region of the US to the advent of the electric blues in the post-war years in Chicago. David provides a knowledgeable assessment of the cultural history of the music genre as well as a detailed analysis of the music form itself.

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[Blues Literature] Guralnick, Peter.
Searching For Robert Johnson.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Robert Johnson is by far the most mythologized bluesman and in this extended essay, Guralnick explores and clarifies much of the mystery about Johnson's life and his speculated rendezvous with the devil.

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[Blues Musician] Alger, Dean.
Lonnie Johnson: Music and Civil Rights. The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Lonnie Johnson (1894–1970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B. B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father’s band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving brother moved to St. Louis, where he won a blues contest that included a recording contract. His career was launched. Johnson can be heard on many Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong records, including the latter’s famous “Savoy Blues” with the Hot Five. He is perhaps best known for his 12-string guitar solos and his ground-breaking recordings with the white guitarist Eddie Lang in the late 1920s. After World War II he began playing rhythm and blues and continued to record and tour until his death. The author places Johnson and his musical contemporaries in the context of American race relations and argues for the importance of music in the fight for civil rights. Finally, Alger analyzes Johnson’s major recordings in terms of technique and style.

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[Blues Music] Broonzy, William "Big Bill" .
Big Bill Blues. William Broonzy's Story As Told to Yannick Bruynoghe.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. A very crisp copy. This first person account by one of the great blues players is told in Big Bill's inimitable voice as recorded directly by Bruynoghe. Bill talks in his homey manner of his life, his songs, and his many friends in and out of music. In his lifetime he recorded over 250 songs and wrote many more which were recorded by others. Broonzy learned his blues trade in and around the farmlands of Mississippi then took his talents to Chicago in the 20's where he did most of his recording.

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[Blues Music] Broonzy, William "Big Bill" .
Big Bill Blues. William Broonzy's Story As Told to Yannick Bruynoghe.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear and a closed edge tear to the spine. There is a small red spot on the front cover that colors one of the letters in Bill's name. This first person account by one of the great blues players is told in Big Bill's inimitable voice as recorded directly by Bruynoghe. Bill talks in his homey manner of his life, his songs, and his many friends in and out of music. In his lifetime he recorded over 250 songs and wrote many more which were recorded by others. Broonzy learned his blues trade in and around the farmlands of Mississippi then took his talents to Chicago in the 20's where he did most of his recording.

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[Blues Music] Charters, Samuel.
The Roots of the Blues: An African Search.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Charters traveled through West Africa in search of the origins of American blues music and what he discovered a deep cultural connection between African slaves and their new life in America.

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[Blues Music] Cohn, Lawrence.
Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. In this collection of eleven authoritative essays on the history of blues music and musicians, the authors trace this passionate American music form from its African roots up through its revival in the 1960s and its influence contemporary forms. Cohn traces the African American origins of Blues music, its early development as popular entertainment to its contemporary manifestations. 432 pages richly illustrated with vintage photographs and illustrations.

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[Blues Music] Cohn, Lawrence.
Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. In this collection of eleven authoritative essays on the history of blues music and musicians, the authors trace this passionate American music form from its African roots up through its revival in the 1960s and its influence contemporary forms. Cohn traces the African American origins of Blues music, its early development as popular entertainment to its contemporary manifestations. 432 pages richly illustrated with vintage photographs and illustrations.

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[Blues Music] Donoghue, William E.
'fessor mojo's "Don't Start Me Talkin"
A Fine copy in Fine paperback binding. This slender volume (92 pages) is the first comprehensive oral history of Sonny Boy Williamson II, King of the Harmonica. The book also contains the most complete Sonny Boy Williamson II discography.

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[Blues Music] Finn, Julio.
The Bluesman: the Musical Heritage of Black Men and Women in the Americas.
A Near Fine copy with a remainder mark to the bottom edge in a Fine dust jacket. Finn provides a fine study of the roots--spiritual, social and anthropological--of the blue genre. He embraces African religions, the slave trade, Voodoo, the early country blues and the modern electric model. He refers to the influences of writers like Zora Neal Hurston and Langston Hughes for their impact on the music form and delivers a substantial study of Robert Johnson. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.

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[Blues Music] Garvin, Richard M. & Edmond G. Addeo.
The Midnight Special: The Legend of Leadbelly.
A Near Fine, tight copy in a Near Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Born ca 1885, blues pioneer Huddie Ledbetter led a violent life in some of the rowdiest saloons and cruelest prisons during his sixty plus years, but the result was some of the earliest "race music" that evolved into country and delta blues music.

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[Blues Music] Hamilton, Marybeth.
In Search of the Blues.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In this book, the author reconstructs the origins of the blues. Historian Marybeth Hamilton demonstrates the story as we know it is largely a myth. Following the trail of characters like Howard Odum, who combed Mississippi’s back roads with a cylinder phonograph to record vagrants, John and Alan Lomax, who prowled Southern penitentiaries and unearthed the rough, melancholy vocals of Leadbelly, and James McKune, a recluse whose record collection came to define the primal sounds of the Delta blues, Hamilton reveals this musical form to be the culmination of a longstanding white fascination with the exotic mysteries of black music.By excavating the history of the Delta blues, Hamilton reveals the extent to which American culture has been shaped by white fantasies of racial difference.

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[Blues Music] Lomax, Alan.
The Land Where the Blues Began.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright unclipped dust jacket with a small closed edge teart to the top of the real panel. In the 1930s & 1940s Alan Lomax journeyed into the rural South and began documenting an oral history of the culture and people who eventually created the Blues. With recording equipment and his own keen sense of detail, Lomax has crafted not only an essential social and musical document but also an evocative personal history of the people who developed a music that still lives today.

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[Blues Music] Oliver, Paul.
Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In the 1920s, Southern record companies ventured to cities like Dallas, Atlanta, and New Orleans, where they set up primitive recording equipment in makeshift studios. They brought in street singers, medicine show performers, pianists from the juke joints and barrelhouses. The music that circulated through Southern work camps, prison farms, and vaudeville shows would be lost to us if it hadn’t been captured on location by these performers and recorders. Blues historian Paul Oliver uncovers these folk traditions and the circumstances under which they were recorded, rescuing the forefathers of the blues who were lost before they even had a chance to be heard.

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[Blues Music] Oliver, Paul.
Blues Fell This Morning: The Meaning of the Blues.
A Near Fine copy in paperback binding. The volume, by the noted French music enthusiast Paul Oliver, examines the functions of the blues as black American folk music recorded during the 78 rpm era, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The lyrics are quoted extensively throughout the book, revealing their significance as a means of communication within black society. The author shows how the themes of labour and unemployment, migration and the Depression years, love, sex, and marriage, crime, violence and imprisonment, disasters, sickness, war and death are expressed in black idioms and he discusses their meaning on many levels.

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[Blues Music] Oliver, Paul.
Blues Off the Record: Thirty Years of Blues Commentary.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This comprehensive collection of writings by this noted blues historian includes essays, record liner notes, and interviews on a myriad of aspects of blues music. Oliver addresses forms of rural music, guitar pickers, singers and stage intertainers. For more than 30 years the British blues scholar Paul Oliver has researched, analyzed, promoted and recorded blues musicians. This new book of essays and critiques originally written for such magazines as "Jazz Journal, "Jazz Review", "Blues Unlimited", "Jazz and Blues" and "Living Blues" is a vibrant anthology that reflects a lifelong passion for the anger, despair and humor that only blues provides.

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[Blues Music] Tracy, Steven C.
Langston Hughes & the Blues.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright dust jacket with some shallow closed edge tears to the top edges. The author demonstrates in this book how blues performers such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Memphis Minnie influenced the writings of Langston Hughes.

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[Gypsy Jazz Music] Dregni, Michael.
Gypsy Jazz: In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This volume is a mixture of travelogue, detective story, and personal narrative tracing the history of Gypsy Jazz from its beginnings with Django Reinhardt in Paris in the 1930s up to the present practitioners capturing the history and culture of this elusive music that has grown in popularity in recent years. Illustrated with historic photographs.

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[Jazz Biography] Gillespie, Dizzy with Al Fraser.
To Be or Not to Bop: Memoirs--Dizzy Gillespie.
A Near Fine tight copy in a Very good plus unclipped, unfaded dust jacket with some tiny nicks to the edges of the spine and two short closed edge tears. This autobiography blends Dizzy's own story along with the thoughts and remembrances of those who knew and with him over the years including such notables as Miles Davis, Billy Eckstine, Cab Calloway, Kenny Clarke to name but a few.

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[Northwest in the Sixties] Johnstone, Milo.
The Magic Decade. A Street-Level Glimpse of Seattle During the Mutinous Sixties.
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. This is # 175 of 450 signed and numbered copies stamped "Release Party Copy October 16, 1994." Not only has Johnstone taken the time to acquire photos & interviews he offers exact replicas of concert posters, Musicans' Union contract forms,LSD Questioneair, "quarterly tuition at the University of Washington was $100" 'the Ave' "The Pamir House(The Folksingers Cabaret) opened it's doors in 1959." The Daily Flash, The P.H. Phactor Jugband, Kaffeehaus Eigerwand, West Coast Natural Gas, Helix, Reverend Paul Sawyer, Dr. John Spellman, Union Light Company, are only a few names that should clear any clouds from the memory banks. At the bottom of each page is listed a song title such as "Children of Darkness"*Richard & Mimi Farina; that will also nail a audio date for the ears.

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[Northwest Rock 'n Roll] O'Day, Pat.
It Was All Just Rock 'n' Roll. A Journey to the Center of the Radio & Concert Universe.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. Author Pat O'Day was at the center of the Northwest rock 'n roll scene in the 60s and 70s first as the dominant top-40 radio disc jockey in the Seattle market and then as a national concert promoter with Concerts West. During his reign, O'Day brought everyone from The Beatles, the Who and The Rollings to regional headliners like The Wailers, Paul Revere and the Raiders and The Kingsmen to Northwest concert goers. This is an inside look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the rock 'n roll world in radio and concert. Illustrated with great photographs by Jini Dellaccio.

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[Rock Autobiography] Hell, Richard.
I Dreamed I was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. He arrived penniless in New York City at seventeen; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, cofounding such seminal bands as Television, The Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era, an era that would forever alter popular culture in all its forms. How this legendary downtown artist went from a bucolic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York and London's restless youth culture—cementing CBGB as the ground zero of punk and spawning the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debby Harry—is a mesmerizing chronicle of self-invention, and of Hell's yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art.

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[Rock Memoir] Dylan, Bob.
Chronicles: Volume One.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. In this first installment of his memoirs, Dylan addresses the early critical junctures in his five decade long career including his arrival in Greenwich Village in 1961 followed by jaunts to New Orleans, Woodstock and points west.He discusses his early gigs, nightlong parties, literary happenings, love affairs and long-term friendships.

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[Rock Musician] Clapton, Eric.
Clapton: The Autobiography.
A Near Fine with a previous owner inscription in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Publisher's review material laid-in. Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life in this honest autobiography. More than a rock star, he is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. Well known for his reserve in a profession marked by self-promotion, flamboyance, and spin, he now chronicles in this autobiography his remarkable personal and professional journeys. Clapton is the powerfully written story of a survivor, a man who has achieved the pinnacle of success despite extraordinary demons. It is one of the most compelling memoirs of our time.

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