You want books? I got books!

P.W. Fenton pwfenton@GATE.NET
Thu Nov 9 03:40:54 EST 1995


Recent talk of Xmas and Books prompted me to drag out the old Blues
Bibliography that I compiled a couple of years ago.  It rests,
un-maintained at the "Blues Shed" FTP site since it got too large for
the Blues-L faq.

(This is not an offer to update or maintain it)

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            -=:::::: Blues Bibliography ::::::=-
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Title: Aspects Of The Blues Tradition
Author: Oliver, Paul
Publisher: Oak
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Synopsis: Censorship and obscenity in the Blues
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Title: Beale Black And Blue; Life and music on black
       America's main street
Author: McKee, Margaret & Chisenhall, F.
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
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Copyright: 1981
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Title: Been Here And Gone
Author: Ramsey, Frederic Jr.
Publisher: unk
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Copyright: 1960
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Chronicles authors trek through the south during
          the 50s
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Title: Big Book Of The Blues
Author: Santelli, Robert
Publisher: Peguin Books
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Price Soft: 15.95
Number of pages: 491
Copyright: 1993
Illustrated?: No
Synopsis: Over 600 biographical entries on Blues figures
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Title: Black Talk
Author: Sidran, Ben
Publisher: unk
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Synopsis: How the music of the Black American created a
          radical alternative to the values of western
          literary tradition.
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Title: Blackwell Guide To Recorded Blues, The
Author: Oliver, Paul (Ed)
Publisher: Blackwell
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Copyright: 1989
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Synopsis: Reviews of 'significant' Blues recordings
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Title: Blues Fell This Morning; Meaning in the Blues - 6th
       Edition
Author: Oliver, Paul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Copyright: 1990
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Synopsis: Comes with a complete discography of race records
          including company and catalog number
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Title: Blues From The Delta
Author: Ferris, William
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Price Soft: 11.95
Number of pages: 226
Copyright: 1978
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Rural Mississippi Blues culture
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Title: Blues Guitar; The men who made the music
Author: Jas Obrecht (Ed)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing
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Price Soft: 19.95
Number of pages: 200
Copyright: 1990
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Collection of articles on Blues guitarists from
          the pages of Guitar Player magazine
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Title: Blues Harmonica Collection
Author: McKelvy, David
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing
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Title: Blues Line, The; A collection of Blues Lyrics
Author: Sackheim, Eric
Publisher: Ecco Press
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Price Soft: 14.95
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Copyright: 1969
Illustrated?: Yes
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Title: Blues Makers, The
Author: Charters, Samuel
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Price Soft: 16.95
Number of pages: 186
Copyright: 1967
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Blues musicians by region
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Title: Blues On CD; The essential guide
Author: Murry, Charles Shaar
Publisher: unk
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Copyright: 1993
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Title: Blues People
Author: Jones, LeRoi
Publisher: Apollo Editions
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Price Soft: 10.95
Number of pages: 244
Copyright: 1963
Illustrated?: No
Synopsis: Wordy dissertation on the negro experience in
          white America and the music that developed from
          it.
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Title: Blues Records
Author: Leadbitter, Mike
Publisher: Hanover Books
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Copyright: 1987
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Synopsis: a selective discography
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Title: Blues Who's Who
Author: Harris, Sheldon
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Price Soft: 29.50
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Copyright: 1979
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Synopsis: Comprehensive entrys on 571 Blues Artists
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Title: Bluesland
Author: Welding, Pete & Byron, Toby
Publisher: Dutton
Price Hard: 26.95
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Number of pages: 255
Copyright: 1991
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Stories on a dozen prominent Blues figures
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Title: Chicago Blues; the city and the music
Author: Rowe, Mike
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Title: Chicago Breakdown
Author: Rowe, Mike
Publisher: Eddison BluesBooks
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Synopsis: Chicago Blues scence
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Title: Conversations With The Blues
Author: Oliver, Paul
Publisher: unk
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Title: Damn Right I Got The Blues
Author: Wilcock, Donald E.
Publisher: Woodford Press
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Price Soft: 14.95
Number of pages: 152
Copyright: 1993
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: The life and music of Buddy Guy in an interview
          format
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Title: Devil's Music, The; A History Of The Blues
Author: Oakley, Giles
Publisher: unk
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Copyright: 1976
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Illustrated history.  Contains lyrics as well as
          social and musical background.
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Title: Down Home Guide To The Blues, The
Author: Scott, Frank
Publisher: A Cappella Books
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Price Soft: 14.95
Number of pages: 250
Copyright: 1991
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Title: Encyclopedia Of The Blues
Author: Herzhaft, Gerard
Publisher: Arkansas
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Title: Feel Like Going Home
Author: Guralnick, Peter
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Price Soft: 10.95
Number of pages: 261
Copyright: 1971
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Portraits of seminal Blues Artists and the
          developement of Rock & Roll
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Title: Harmonicas, Harps, And Heavy Breathers
Author: Field, Kim
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Price Soft: 14.00
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Synopsis: A celebration of the world's most popular
          instrument and it's American Masters
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Title: Honker's And Shouters
Author: Shaw, Arnold
Publisher: Collier
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Synopsis: Story of Blues and R&B independent record
          companies 1920s - 60s
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Title: I Am The Blues; The Willie Dixon Story
Author: Dixon, Willie & Snowden, Don
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Price Soft: 12.95
Number of pages: 264
Copyright: 1989
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Willie Dixon's biography
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Title: I Hear You Knockin'
Author: Hannusch, Jeff 'Almost Slim'
Publisher: Swallow
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Synopsis: New Orleans R&B scene
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Title: Jazz And Blues Lover's Guide To The U. S. ,The
Author: Bird, Christiane
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Price Soft: 14.95
Number of pages: 385
Copyright: 1991
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Travel Guide to the Jazz & Blues scene in over 25
          major American Cities
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Title: Land Where Blues Began, The
Author: Lomax, Alan
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Price Hard: 25.00
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Number of pages: 539
Copyright: 1993
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Chronicles Lomax's trek through the south
          recording music for the Library of Congress
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Title: Looking Up At Down
Author: Barlow, William
Publisher: Temple University Press
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Title: Nothing But The Blues
Author: Cohn, Lawrence
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Price Hard: 45.00
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Number of pages: 432
Copyright: 1993
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Illustrated history of the Blues.  Separate
          authors for individual chapters.
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Title: Nothing But The Blues
Author: Leadbitter, Mike
Publisher: Hanover Books
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Copyright: 1971
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Half on Chicago Blues. Half on Southern Blues
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Title: Rhythm And Blues In New Orleans
Author: Broven, John
Publisher: Pelican Books
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Synopsis: Crescent City music scene
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Title: Rythm Oil; A journey through the music of the
       American south.
Author: Booth, Stanley
Publisher: Pantheon Books
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Synopsis: Covers R&B, Blues, Soul, and some Rock
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Title: Searching For Robert Johnson
Author: Guralnick, Peter
Publisher: unk
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Synopsis: Documents the author's search through the Delta in
          search of facts about Blues legend, Robert Johnson
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Title: Sounds So Good To Me; The Bluesman's story
Author: Pearson, Barry Lee
Publisher: unk
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Synopsis: Collection of the oral histories of various
          Bluesfigures
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Title: South To Louisiana; the music of the Cajun bayou
Author: Broven, John
Publisher: unk
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Synopsis: Rural Louisiana music.  Swamp Blues.
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Title: Stormy Monday; The T-Bone Walker Story
Author: Dance, Helen Oakley
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Synopsis: T-Bones biography.  Forward by B. B. King
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Title: Story Of The Blues, The
Author: Oliver, Paul
Publisher: unk
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Title: Sweet Soul Music; Rhythm and Blues and the southern
       dream of freedom
Author: Guralnick, Peter
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Price Soft: 16.95
Number of pages: 438
Copyright: 1986
Illustrated?: Yes
Synopsis: Story of southern R&B developement from gospel
          roots, Atlantic Records, Stax Records
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Title: Upside Your Head; Rhythm and Blues on Central Avenue
Author: Otis, Johnny
Publisher: University Press of New England
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Copyright: 1993
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Title: Urban Blues
Author: Keil, Charles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Copyright: 1969
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Title: Woman with Guitar; Memphis Minnie's Blues
Author: Garon, Paul & Beth
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Price Soft: 14.95
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Synopsis: Memphis Minnie's life and music
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P.W. Fenton
Tampa, Florida
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