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Blues books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Blues category. Presented with a red border are the Blues books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Blues books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

The British Blues Network Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity by Andrew Kellett The British Blues Network Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity

Examines the role of British narratives of masculinity and power in the postwar era of decolonization and national decline that contributed to the creation of a network of British musicians influenced by African-American blues music, and how its members used...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The British Blues Network Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity by Andrew Kellett The British Blues Network Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity

Examines the role of British narratives of masculinity and power in the postwar era of decolonization and national decline that contributed to the creation of a network of Bristish musicians influenced by African-American blues music, and how its members used...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Time in the Blues by Julia (Professor of French, University of California, Davis) Simon Time in the Blues
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Immediate and spontaneous, the blues focuses on the present moment, creating an experience of time for performer and listener. Time in the Blues offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the forms of temporality produced by and reflected in the blues within...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Beyond the Crossroads The Devil and the Blues Tradition by Adam Gussow Beyond the Crossroads The Devil and the Blues Tradition

In this groundbreaking study, Adam Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence in the blues. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Beyond the Crossroads The Devil and the Blues Tradition by Adam Gussow Beyond the Crossroads The Devil and the Blues Tradition

In this groundbreaking study, Adam Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence in the blues. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Boom's Blues Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime by Wim Verbei Boom's Blues Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Stands as both a remarkable biography of J. Frank G.Boom (1920-1953) and a recovery of his incredible contribution to blues scholarship. Wim Verbei tells how and when the Netherlands was introduced to African American blues music and describes the equally...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2017

Blues from the Bayou The Rhythms of Baton Rouge by Julian Piper Blues from the Bayou The Rhythms of Baton Rouge

This intensely personal and entertaining account is a snapshot of Blues from an outsider welcomed into the inner circles of Southern Blues icons. Englishman Julian C Piper spent a year abroad at Louisiana State University and played blues primarily at...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

The Original Blues The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville by Lynn Abbott, Doug Seroff The Original Blues The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
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In this volume, Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff complete their groundbreaking trilogy on the development of African American popular music, authoritatively connecting the black vaudeville movement with the explosion of blues that followed.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2017

Other books in this genre

Fastlines Blues Guitar Method Primer Learn to Solo for Blues Guitar with Fastlines, the Combined Book and Audio Tutor by Gerald Brockie Fastlines Blues Guitar Method Primer Learn to Solo for Blues Guitar with Fastlines, the Combined Book and Audio Tutor


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 10/11/2016

The Art of the Blues A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age by Bill Dahl The Art of the Blues A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age

This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2016

Josh White Society Blues by Elijah Wald Josh White Society Blues

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2016

Give My Poor Heart Ease Voices of the Mississippi Blues by William Ferris Give My Poor Heart Ease Voices of the Mississippi Blues

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist Ferris documented the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Illustrated.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2016

Rollin' 'n' Tumblin' by Rev Keith a Gordon, Keith A Gordon Rollin' 'n' Tumblin'
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Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 05/01/2016

Early Blues The First Stars of Blues Guitar by Jas Obrecht Early Blues The First Stars of Blues Guitar

Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. From the first reported sightings of blues musicians to the onset of the Great Depression, this is the most comprehensive and complete account ever written of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2015

Blues Hands by Joseph A. Rosen Blues Hands

Through images of hands, this book conveys the strength, beauty, diversity, depth, and power of the blues, the root of all American music. It features photographs from Joseph A. Rosen's 30-plus years of adventure in blues and music photography. Included...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/10/2015

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