Books tagged: rhythm and blues

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Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,160. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The story of the Chess brothers, who worked hand-in-glove with disenfranchised black musicians, and how their lives entwined with the great blues, r&b, and rock artists who appeared on their legendary record labels. They changed what America and the world listened to, introducing us to Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Etta James and countless others.
The Pied Pipers of Rock and Roll: Radio Deejays of the '50s and '60s
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,650. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Rock-'n'-roll and the men who brought it over the airwaves into homes and cars changed the cultural landscape. This book examines the phenomenon of the AM deejays who captivated a generation and helped define the counterculture that has forever changed the landscape of American youth.
Three Part Invention
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 139,360. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Three generations of mothers and daughters take center stage, with 20th century events as backdrop, in this novel of depth and humor spotlighting the power of music—from classical to jazz to rock and international folk—and the tug between ethnic loyalty and global consciousness
The Death of Johnny Ace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,330. Language: American English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » General
The Death of Johnny Ace is based on rhythm & blues singer Johnny Ace, whose meteoric career was cut short by his unexpected death. Did he blow his brains out playing Russian roulette? Or was it just a tragic accident?
Playing Black
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 154,480. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In the early ‘60’s, a white, Manhattan, Kansas, high school student becomes a guinea pig for a university project to develop the perfect jump shot. But soon he’s experiencing, firsthand, the impact basketball and music were having on the civil rights movement.
You Guys are Good - for Girls! One Woman's Musical Breakthrough in a Male-Dominated World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,290. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Gegensatz Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
The autobiography of the leader of several all-woman electric bands in the 1960s and 1970s.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Little Richard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Before there was Prince, before there was Michael Jackson, before even the Beatles there was Little Richard, a true Rock and Roll trailblazer. Along with Elvis Presley, Little Richard helped define the wild side of early rock and roll with sexualized songs and outrageous behavior on stage. This is a summary of the events in the life of Little Richard that resulted in the music that he created.
Legends of Soul - James Brown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
Have you ever wondered who the real James Brown is? Read Legends of Soul - James Brown to find out. This book covers his entire life, from his stillborn birth in Georgia to his death in 2006 and everything in between, concentrating on the wonderful music. This book is about the music. In fact, when a James Brown song came on the radio, it was hard not to get up and dance.
Legends of Soul - Ray Charles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
Ray Charles is recognized as being the inventor of Soul music. Soul is basically the combination of Gospel and Jazz. Ray Charles did it best and he did it first. Blind from a very young age, he went on to make his mark in the entertainment world and was given the nickname of "genius". Ray was in the first class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.