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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

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

A recovery of the first book-length study of the blues and the story behind the extraordinary Dutchman who wrote it under Nazi occupation
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2017

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

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: 18/08/2016

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

Winner of the 2016 Living Blues Award for Blues Book of the Year <p/> Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2016

Coming Soon

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

Beginning in the late 1950s, an influential cadre of young, white, mostly middle-class British men were consuming and appropriating African-American blues music, using blues tropes in their own music and creating a network of admirers and emulators that spanned the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Other books in this genre

Dictionnaire du Blues by Encyclopaedia Universalis Dictionnaire du Blues

Ne du contact entre la musique des esclaves noirs du sud des Etats-Unis et la culture occidentale, le blues va exercer une influence majeure sur de nombreux courants musicaux du XXe siecle. Ce dictionnaire, dont les articles sont empruntes au...
Format: eBook - Released: 27/10/2015

La naissance du blues by Encyclopaedia Universalis La naissance du blues

Ne dans la seconde moitie du XIXe siecle du contact entre les musiques propres aux esclaves noirs du sud des Etats-Unis et des elements de la culture musicale occidentale, le blues etait destine a exercer une influence majeure sur de...
Format: eBook - Released: 26/10/2015

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

Blues, How Do You Do? Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues by Christian O'Connell Blues, How Do You Do? Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues

Scholarly arguments about the blues have failed to acknowledge that in the post-war era the blues had spread far beyond the borders of the United States. As Christian O'Connell shows in Blues, How Do You Do? Paul Oliver's largely neglected...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/08/2015

Blues, How Do You Do? Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues by Christian O'Connell Blues, How Do You Do? Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues

Scholarly arguments about the blues have failed to acknowledge that in the post-war era the blues had spread far beyond the borders of the United States. As Christian O'Connell shows in Blues, How Do You Do? Paul Oliver's largely neglected...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/08/2015

The Dead Straight Guide to the Blues by Roy Jones, Chris Ingham The Dead Straight Guide to the Blues
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2015

A Man From Another Time The Many Lives of Seasick Steve by Kit McCall A Man From Another Time The Many Lives of Seasick Steve

Steven Gene Wold, commonly known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician. He plays mostly personalised guitars. He became an overnight sensation at the age of 64 after his appearance on Jools Holland's 2006 Hootenanny. Since then he has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/04/2015

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