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CDs

First Came Memphis Minnie-Maria Muldaur
Maria, Bonnie Raitt, Rory Block and others perform her songs
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Recapturing the Banjo-Corey Harris
Interesting versions of songs performed on banjos
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Heaven-Pinetop Perkins
Previously unreleased songs from a 1986 studio performance.
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Made In Chicago-Howard & The White Boys
Guitar driven blues, funk & R&B
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Back in Bluesville-Roxy Perry
Great songs from the "New York Queen Of The Blues"
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Roots-Johnny Winter
Johnny
is joined by Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Susan Tedeschi, Edgar Winter and others on performances
of some of his favorite
songs.
Click HERE for more information.

In The Palace of the King-John Mayall
"The Father of British Blues" pays tribute to Freddy King
Click HERE  for more information.
 
Harmonica Blues-Bob Corritore
The latest CD from the 40 year veteran harp player
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Etruscan Soul-Rod Paparozzi
The latest CD from New Jersey based harp player
Click HERE  for more information.
Red Dog Speaks - Elvin Bishop
With musicians Buckwheat Zydeco, Tommy Castro,
Ronnie Baker Brooks and John Nemeth.
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Memphis Festival Swamp Jam
20 songs from the performers at the 1969 Memphis Blues Festival
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Pocket Full of Money-Mikey Jr & Matt Daniels
They perform 10 acoustic numbers
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Riker Island Blues-Michael Packer
Released in April 2009, it has 1 studio and 7 live songs
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Feel So Good-Albert Cummings
A live electric rock/blues performance
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My Guitar and the Blues-Chris Thomas King
An interesting combination of blues and some rap
West Coast House Party-Kid Ramos
If you like up tempo T-Bone Walker, you'll love this CD
Had to Cry Today-Joe Bonamassa
Amazing chops, killer tone, great songs
Blue Monkey -Randy Lippincott  
Tasteful, foot-tappin’, soulful, excellent sound for a live CD
From The Cradle-Eric Clapton
Excellent blues album-different styles of blues
Roy Buchanan-Millenium Collection
Not a great singer, but he sure could play guitar
Down Home Old School Country Blues- Richard Ray Farrell & Steve Guyger


Books

The Language of The Blues: From Alcorub to Zuza-Debra Devi
A reference for many of the words used in the Blues.
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When I Left Home-Buddy Guy
He writes about his life & insights
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Soul Of The Man-Charley Farley
A biography of Bobby "Blue" Bland.
Click HERE for more information

The World Don't Owe Me Nothin-David "Honeyboy" Edwards
His account of his career.
Click HERE for more information

Searching For Robert Johnson-Peter Guralnick
A long essay about Robert Johnson. A good place to start for an understanding of his life & music.
Clcik HERE for more information.

'Fessor Mojo's Don't Start Me to Talkin-William Donoghue
A short but comprehensive biography of Sonny Boy Williamson
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Delta Blues-Ted Gioia
The life and times of the Mississippi masters who developed the Delta Blues
Click HERE for more information.

The Devil's Music-A History Of The Blues-Giles Oakley
Traces the rise & development of the Blues.
Click HERE for more information.
Blues Musicians-Gary Saretzky
A collection of photos of
blues musicians (locally based and otherwise)
Click HERE 
for  more information
Chicago Breakdown-Mike Rowe
Published in 1975, this is the story of the origins 
of the Chicago Blues.
Rollin' and Tumblin'-Jas Obrecht
A study of the pioneers of the electric blues  
guitar
Click HERE for more information. You can read alot of this online!!
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues-A Musical Journey
A companion to the PBS
series. 
Click HERE for more information
State of the Blues-The Living Legacy of the Delta-Jeff Dunas
almost 300 
photographs of blues legends and places. 
Click HERE for more information
Big Star Fallen Mama-Hettie Jones
biographical descriptions of Ma Rainey, Bessie
Smith, Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin
The Story of the Blues-Peter Bekker-includes a CD.
Click HERE for more information
Black Pearls-Blues Queens of the 1920-Daphne Duval Harrison
review of the  
pioneering women who recorded in the 1920s.
Click HERE for more information
Michael Bloomfield-If You Love These Blues-An Oral History-Michael  Bloomfield:/Jan Wolkin/Bill Keenom
stories, anecdotes and interviews about Michael Bloomfield.
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American Roots Music-Santelli, George-Warren, Brown
essays about the blues, gospel, country & western, zydeco,etc
Sounds Good To Me-The Bluesman's Story-Barry Lee Pearson
tales of some of the early bluesmen
Moanin' At Midnight-The Howlin' Wolf Story - James Segrest and Mark Hoffman
Blues With a Feelin-The Little Walter Story  - Tony Glover, Scott Dirks, Walter Gaines
Can't be Satisified-The Life & Times of Muddy Waters-Robert Gordon
B.B. King-There is Always One more Time - David McGee
BB and his music;essays about his records
Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians - Lawrence Cohn
illustrated history
Mister Satan's Appearance - Adam Gussow(part of Satan and Adam)
fiction about a NYC harmonica player
The Story of the Blues - Paul Oliver
informative; all types of musicians and singers
Black and White Blues - Marc Norberg
portraits of Blues musicians

Blues Who's Who-Biographical Dictionary of Blues Singers-Sheldon Harris
Ragtime Blues Guitarists - Stefan Grossman
transcriptions of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Rev. Gary Davis, and others

DVDs

Bluesland-A Portrait in American Music
A visual look at the Blues with rare and memorable live performaces of some of its greatest performers.
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The Howlin Wolf  Story(DVD)
 pictures, interviews, performances create a compelling portrait.
Click HERE for more information.



 

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