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              I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues
               

              I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues (PDF ebook)

              By Calt, Stephen

              Providing a clear look into the life of one of the greatest Mississippi bluesmen, this is the first biography of the late Skip James, perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. His 1931 performances of "Devil Got My Woman," "I'm So Glad," and "22-20 Blues..." are masterpieces that transcend the genre. Drawing largely on hundreds of hours of conversations with James himself, it paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in a life haunted by failure. In doing so, it offers new insights into the nature of the blues, the world in which it thrived, and its fate when that world vanished.
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              ISBN 9781569769966
              Available in PDF
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2008
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              R. Crumb Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

              R. Crumb Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country (Hardback, New title, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 CD-Audio)

              By Calt, Stephen; Contributions by Colt, Steven; Jasen, David A.; Nevins, Richard; Introduction by Zwigoff, Terry

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              Contains three companion sets of trading cards - Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country Music - in book form. This work provides the biography of each musician, along with a full colour original illustration.

              ISBN 9780810930865
              Released NZ 10 Oct 2006
              Publisher Abrams
              Interest Age General Audience
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              I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues

              I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues (Paperback)

              By Calt, Stephen

              • RRP: $39.99
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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.
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              ISBN 9781556527463
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2008
              Publisher A Cappella Books
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              Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary
               

              Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Calt, Stephen

              • RRP: $69.00
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              An exhaustive, engrossing lexicon of blues idioms

              ISBN 9780252076602
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary

              Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary (Hardback)

              By Calt, Stephen

              • RRP: $203.00
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              An exhaustive, engrossing lexicon of blues idioms

              ISBN 9780252033476
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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