Scratchings on the Wall


Author: Dave Winans

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 144015760X

Category: Poetry

Page: 180

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"Scratchings on the Wall" is a curious thing, an oddity at once strange yet familiar. Mixing personal commentary, some pithy vignettes, and three decades worth of song lyrics, Dave Winans stakes out his own claim as an honorary modern-day member of what music critic Greil Marcus refers to as the "Invisible Republic." From the opening tribute to his sister to the fond farewell to bluegrass legend John Hartford, Winans touches upon the personal and political in his search for "common sense, a kinder faith, and a little clear-eyed understanding of the craziness around us." In between are ballads, rags, dirges, talking blues and love songs about, among other things, dogs, family, God, street musicians, women and baseball.

Mother of the Blues

A Study of Ma Rainey


Author: Sandra R. Lieb

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870233944

Category: Music

Page: 226

View: 6718

Briefly portrays the life of the influential blues singer, Ma Rainey, discusses the development of her music, and analyzes the theme of love in her music

Long Lost Blues

Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920


Author: Peter C. Muir

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252076761

Category: Music

Page: 254

View: 2223

The first comprehensive examination of the early blues industry and the music it produced

W.C. Handy's Blues

An Anthology : Complete Words and Music of 70 Great Songs and Instrumentals


Author: William Christopher Handy,Abbe Niles,Elliott S. Hurwitt,Miguel Covarrubias

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486486192

Category: Music

Page: 281

View: 4066

This classic collection of 70 melodies arranged for piano and voice includes extensive background on blues history, notes for each song, bibliography, and striking illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias.

A Blues Bibliography


Author: Robert Ford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865086

Category: Music

Page: 1400

View: 9298

A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis. The Blues Bibliography is an invaluable guide to the enthusiastic market among libraries specializing in music and African-American culture and among individual blues scholars.


An Anthology


Author: W.c. Handy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 8191

Originally published in 1926, this classic collection of great blues songs is arranged for piano and voice. Among the first black men to write and publish blues music, Handy did more than anyone else to make blues popular and accepted. Considered the most famous blues collection in history, it includes historical notes, tunes and arrangements, notes for each song, a bibliography, and a chart of guitar chords. Illustrated by renowned Mexican illustrator Miguel Covarrubias.

Living Blues


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blues (Music)

Page: N.A

View: 2108

The Country Blues


Author: Samuel Barclay Charters

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 277

View: 7780

The popularity of the American musical form is illustrated in an account of its origins and development that emphasizes its relation to the lives and culture of black performers

The Mystery of Mimi's Haunted Book Shop Teacher's Guide


Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635080923

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6852

The Teacher's Guide is a page-by-page guide that gives you additional activities to enhance the student's learning opportunities by using cross-curricular materials. The Teacher's Guide includes a page-by-page guide filled with vocabulary, science, geography, math culture and more. You become the expert and we have done all the research.

Blues & Gospel Records

1902 - 1943


Author: Robert M. W. Dixon

Publisher: Essex : Storyville Publications


Category: Music

Page: 900

View: 9011