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              Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson
               

              Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson (Hardback)

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              Up Jumped the Devil will astonish blues fans who thought they knew something about Robert Johnson.

              ISBN 9781787602441
              Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
              Publisher Omnibus Press
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              Shake Your Hips
               

              Shake Your Hips (Paperback)

              By Randy, Fox

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              The electrifying sounds of groovin' jump blues, Southern-fried rock 'n' roll, fervent black gospel, and the simmering sounds of the Louisiana swamp came bursting out of Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1950s courtesy of Excello Records and its sister Nashboro label. Operating ou...t of Ernie's Record Mart ( the Record Center of the South! ), Excello forged a partnership with 50,000-watt clear-channel radio station WLAC. The influential station's dusk-to-dawn broadcasts of rhythm & blues boomed through the stratosphere, captivating millions of teenagers and crossing racial boundary lines. The unusual partnership paid huge dividends as Ernie Young transformed his shop into one of the largest mail-order record retailers in the world. With his built-in distribution network, Ernie's own label releases by Slim Harpo, Arthur Gunter, Lightnin' Slim, Lazy Lester, and more landed in record collections across the US. By the early 1960s, Excello releases were reaching the shores of the UK, where they inspired young Brits such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton to launch their own R&B combos. Through extensive research and interviews, Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story chronicles the tale of one of the most unusual labels to emerge from the 1950s. Shedding new light on Nashville's rich history as much more than a country music town, author Randy Fox takes readers deep behind the scenes of the rise and fall of an inimitable label whose contributions to blues and R&B continue to reverberate today.
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              ISBN 9781947026223
              Released NZ 20 Nov 2018
              Publisher John Reed Book Distribution
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              Lady Sings the Blues
                

              Lady Sings the Blues (EPUB ebook)

              By Holiday, Billie

              'A masterpiece, as fresh and shocking as if it were written yesterday' Craig Brown "I've been told that no one sings the word 'hunger' like I do. Or the word 'love'."Lady Sings the Blues is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century. Born t...o a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday is no victim. Her memoir tells the story of her life spent in jazz, smoky Harlem clubs and packed-out concert halls, her love affairs, her wildly creative friends, her struggles with addiction and her adventures in love. Billie Holiday is a wise and aphoristic guide to the story of her unforgettable life.
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              ISBN 9780241351307
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              Released NZ 29 Nov 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Penguin Modern Classics
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              One Sound, Two Worlds: The Blues in a Divided Germany, 1945-1990
               

              One Sound, Two Worlds: The Blues in a Divided Germany, 1945-1990 (Hardback)

              By Rauhut, Micahel; Translated by Ring, Jessica

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              Through extensive archival research and conversations with renowned publicists, musicians and insiders, author Michael Rauhut examines more than fifty texts to give an in-depth overview of the historical development of blues music in East and West Germany during the postwar perio...d.
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              ISBN 9781789201932
              Released NZ 14 May 2019
              Publisher Berghahn Books
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              Bessie
               

              Bessie (EPUB ebook – Rev. and expanded e.)

              By Albertson, Chris

              Considered by many to be the greatest blues singer of all time, Bessie Smith was also a successful vaudeville entertainer in the roaring twenties. This book--a revised and expanded edition of the biography--debunks many of the myths that have circulated since her untimely death i...n 1937. 45 illustrations.
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              ISBN 9780300127065
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              Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Listen to the Blues!: Exploring a Musical Genre
                

              Listen to the Blues!: Exploring a Musical Genre (Hardback)

              By Perone, James E.

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              Listen to the Blues! Exploring A Musical Genre provides an overview of this distinctly American musical genre for fans of the blues and curious readers alike, with a focus on 50 must-hear artists, albums, and subgenres * Provides a well-rounded view of the blues genre in the 50 m...ust-hear examples, some of which might not be expected * Goes well beyond the typical biographically based books on the blues in the chapters on the impact of the blues on popular culture and the legacy of the genre * Places the genre in the context of the wider narrative of African American life, and as an extension of African rhetorical traditions
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              ISBN 9781440866142
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Exploring Musical Genres
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              Listen to the Blues! Exploring a Musical Genre
               

              Listen to the Blues! Exploring a Musical Genre (EPUB ebook)

              By Perone, James

              Listen to the Blues! Exploring A Musical Genre provides an overview of this distinctly American musical genre for fans of the blues and curious readers alike, with a focus on 50 must-hear artists, albums, and subgenres.- Provides a well-rounded view of the blues genre in the 50 "...must-hear" examples, some of which might not be expected- Goes well beyond the typical biographically based books on the blues in the chapters on the impact of the blues on popular culture and the legacy of the genre- Places the genre in the context of the wider narrative of African American life, and as an extension of African rhetorical traditions
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              ISBN 9781440866159
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              Released NZ 31 Jan 2019
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Exploring Musical Genres
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              Blues From Laurel Canyon: My Life as a Bluesman
               

              Blues From Laurel Canyon: My Life as a Bluesman (Hardback)

              By Mayall, John; McIver, Joel

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              John's account of his long life is both affectionate and compelling - a guided tour through more than sixty years of the music business and its stars, brought to vivid life by one of its undisputed pioneers.

              ISBN 9781785581786
              Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
              Publisher Omnibus Press
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              Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

              Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography) (Paperback)

              By Turner, Tina

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              *** The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner's 60th year in the industry ***Love's got everything to do with it.

              ISBN 9781787461017
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
              Publisher Cornerstone
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              Blues From Laurel Canyon: John Mayall: My Life as a Bluesman
                

              Blues From Laurel Canyon: John Mayall: My Life as a Bluesman (EPUB ebook)

              By Mayall, John; McIver, Joel

              John's account of his long life is both affectionate and compelling - a guided tour through more than sixty years of the music business and its stars, brought to vivid life by one of its undisputed pioneers.

              ISBN 9781787591783
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              Released NZ 14 Nov 2019
              Publisher Omnibus Press
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