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Jazz and Blues -

Related category: Music & Performing Arts
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 13 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday by Paolo Parisi
    Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holiday - by Paolo Parisi

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781642730210 | ISBN 10: 1642730211

    Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, had a troubled life: a childhood in poverty, brothels, jail, broken love, and a dependence on alcohol and heroin. Her first performances in the night clubs of prohibitionist America was wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kind Of Blue: Miles Davis and the Making of a Masterpiece by Ashley Kahn
    Kind Of Blue: Miles Davis and the Making of a Masterpiece - by Ashley Kahn

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783784738 | ISBN 10: 1783784733

    In the early spring of 1959, six musicians went into the 30th Street Studio in New York. Nine hours later, they had recorded one of the finest albums of the twentieth century.  Kind of Blue traces Miles Davis's development into an artist capable ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miles And Me by Quincy Troupe
    Miles And Me - by Quincy Troupe

    £11.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781609808341 | ISBN 10: 1609808347

    Poet, activist and journalist Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an engrossing chronicle of the author's own artistic and personal growth. Miles and Me describes in intima ... more

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  • Cover image of book As Serious As Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977 by Val Wilmer
    As Serious As Your Life: Black Music and the Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977 - by Val Wilmer

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788160711 | ISBN 10: 1788160711

    An essential masterpiece of jazz history by renowned photographer and music historian, with a new foreword by Richard Williams.   In this classic account of the new black music of the 1960s and 70s, celebrated photographer and jazz histori ... more

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  • Cover image of book Billie Holiday by José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo
    Billie Holiday - by José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo

    £17.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781681120935 | ISBN 10: 1681120933

    Born in Philadelphia in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical.  With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on beh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seasick Steve: Ramblin
    Seasick Steve: Ramblin' Man - by Matthew Wright

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784189884 | ISBN 10: 178418988x

    It remains one of the most remarkable breakthroughs in music history.   The nervous and dishevelled figure who played his punk-blues song 'Dog House Boogie' before Jools Holland and his dumbstruck Hootenanny audience that New Year's Eve 2006 ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Blues: A Very Short Introduction by Elijah Wald
    The Blues: A Very Short Introduction - by Elijah Wald

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780195398939 | ISBN 10: 0195398939

    * Features blues stars Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy, Alberta Hunter, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake, the Memphis Jug Band, and Charlie Patton * Provides a concise history of a musical genre that interests b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloody Mary: My Life and Times by Mary Coughlan
    Bloody Mary: My Life and Times - by Mary Coughlan

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780340993484 | ISBN 10: 0340993480

    Since she rose to international fame in 1985 with her seminal Irish jazz album Tired and Emotional, Mary Coughlan's battles with addiction, the problems in her personal life and career have been well documented. But until now she has never spoken of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Chorus: An Autobiographical Medley by Humphrey Lyttelton
    Last Chorus: An Autobiographical Medley - by Humphrey Lyttelton

    £18.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781906217181 | ISBN 10: 1906217181

    A feast for all his many fans and admirers, this is the great Humphrey Lyttelton's last book, a sparkling autobiographical kaleidoscope of memories, anecdotes and entertaining stories from his colourful life - from his childhood as the son of an Eton ... more

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  • Cover image of book Richard Cook
    Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia - by Richard Cook

    £23.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141026466 | ISBN 10: 0141026464

    Richard Cooks Jazz Encyclopedia is not merely an A-Z guide to the artists and bands who have shaped jazz, but it also tracks the history of jazz and its changing styles.  This is a wonderfully accessible work. Richard Cook's passion for jaz ... more

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  • Cover image of book With Billie by Julia Blackburn
    With Billie - by Julia Blackburn

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099483656 | ISBN 10: 0099483653

    Julia Blackburn's brilliant and haunting new book is a life of Billie Holiday told in the voices of those who knew her. During the 1970s a young woman called Linda Kuehl, planning to write a biography of Billie, recorded interviews with more than 150 ... more

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  • Cover image of book New Orleans: Playing a Jazz Chorus by Samuel Charters
    New Orleans: Playing a Jazz Chorus - by Samuel Charters

    £9.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780714531311 | ISBN 10: 0714531316

    In December 1950, Samuel Charters first journeyed to New Orleans in search of its jazz sources and its musicians. In December 2005, more than half a century later, he returned to his beloved city to find what still was left of this musical heritage a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking a Blues Road: A Blues Reader 1956-2004 by Samuel Charters
    Walking a Blues Road: A Blues Reader 1956-2004 - by Samuel Charters

    £9.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780714531076 | ISBN 10: 0714531073

    A Blues Reader documents Samuel Charters' recordings of famous and not so well known blues artistes. From Muddy Waters and Otis Spam in the 1960s to Zydeco and Good Rockin' Dopsie in the 1970s, Charters walks us from Houston Texas, alongside 'Lightni ... more

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