The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu
The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu by Brand: Billboard Books at Translate This Website. SKU: 77183. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Winner ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Outstanding Book on MusicReuters calls it ''one of the wittiest, bawdiest, most fascinating dictionaries ever.''
Winner ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Outstanding Book on Music
Reuters calls it "one of the wittiest, bawdiest, most fascinating dictionaries ever." Bonnie Raitt adds: "What a great resource--as fascinating as it is informative. Debra's passion for the blues shines through." Wall Street Journal critic Nat Hentoff says it's "invaluable," and producer Hal Willner agrees: "It's an invaluable reference book. And it's also great fun to read."
The Language of the Blues is a must-have for fans of blues, jazz, rock and slang. in it, author. rock musician and Huffington Post blogger Debra Devi explores over 150 terms like buffet flat, killing floor, and mojo with fresh insights from her in-depth interviews with blues legends like Hubert Sumlin, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Henry Gray, Bob Margolin, Robben Ford, Jimmie Vaughan and more. "As a musician myself, not a scholar," Devi explains, "I thought I could best make a contribution by talking directly to blues artists about what the words in blues songs mean to them."
The result is a lively read Blues Revue deems "an essential purchase for scholars and fans." New York Times columnist Shelton Ivany adds, "If you have any questions about songs, lyrics, musicians or events, chances are you will find your answers in this unparalleled publication."
The Language of the Blues opens with a remarkable foreword by Dr. John, who helped Devi uncover the illegal gambling origins of terms like "gig" and "axe." This new edition includes over 30 stunning photos of legendary blues artists (17 in color).
|Brand:||Brand: Billboard Books|
|Item Size:||0.55 x 9.05 x 9.05 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.6 pounds|
|Package Size:||6 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Billboard Books, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ean: 9780073401379, isbn: 0073401374,
The eleventh edition of this trusted text takes students on an extraordinary musical journey through the changing styles and the fascinating history of jazz. With a strong emphasis on listening and an outstanding photo program, Jazz offers an insider...
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ean: 9780810888777, isbn: 0810888777,
Timothy Cheek’s revised edition of Singing in Czech: A Guide to Czech Lyric Diction and Vocal Repertoire, with its accompanying audio accessible online, builds on the original pioneering work of 2001 that set “a new and very welcome high standard...
By Cambridge University Press
ean: 9780521765749, isbn: 0521765749,
John Haines presents a detailed survey of songs performed in Vulgar Latin and early Romance languages from around 500 to 1200. The first part of the book discusses this enormous body of neglected songs according to the categories of lament, love song...
By Hat & Beard Press
ean: 9780996744720, isbn: 099674472X,
The legendary punk and new wave alternative weekly magazine Slash was founded in Los Angeles in 1977 by Steve Samiof, and published a total of 29 print issues before its demise in 1980 (though it had a second life as the punk label Slash Records, whi...
By Brand: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ean: 9780697104373, isbn: 0697104370,
The book focuses on skill development for the beginning pianist. Contents: (Main headings) *Introduction *Three basic keys *Intervals *Chords *Beyond the 5 finger position *Varied accompaniment patterns *Minor keys *4 part chorale style *Holiday song...
By Kalmus Classic Edition
sku: ALFD9780769277509, mpn: 00-K06753, ean: 9780769277509, isbn: 0769277500,
Expertly arranged Vocal Score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky from the Kalmus Edition series. This Opera Score is from the Romantic era.Contributors: By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.. Series: Kalmus Edition.. Category: Vocal (Opera) Score.. Format: Vocal Sco...
ean: 9780028707907, isbn: 0028707907,
Singing in French (A Manual of French Diction and French Vocal Repertoire) 1/E by Thomas Grubb, Charles Bennett Grubb...