Blues of a Lifetime

  • Filename: blues-of-a-lifetime.
  • ISBN: 9780299269135
  • Release Date: 2011-06-01
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Mark T. Bassett
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

Blues of a Lifetime is essential reading for people interested in suspense novelist Cornell Woolrich, author of Rear Window. Woolrich’s autobiography includes accounts of his working methods, his family and home, memories of childhood, college experience, and his philosophy of life.

Who Killed Emmett Till

  • Filename: who-killed-emmett-till.
  • ISBN: 9780982604915
  • Release Date: 2010-01-30
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Susan Klopfer
  • Publisher:

The Mississippi Delta is not a place I would have picked to live and if you had asked me a few years ago what I knew about the region, it would have been a puzzle since I knew nothing of its history or culture -- I'd never even heard of Emmett Till.

Drew s Blues

  • Filename: drew-s-blues.
  • ISBN: 0807124966
  • Release Date: 1980
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Drew Page
  • Publisher: LSU Press


Doboro the Bottlenecker Drew s Story

  • Filename: doboro-the-bottlenecker-drew-s-story.
  • ISBN: 9781329561861
  • Release Date: 2017-09-08
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Kevin M. Kraft
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Twelve year old Drew Holiday knows only what she’s been told—that when she was seven, an explosion destroyed her house, killed her parents and injured her so that she cannot recall her life before that fateful night. Adopted into another family, she enjoys life as a classical guitar prodigy, of which great accomplishments are expected. But the appearance of a blind street singer named Doboro, introduces her to the blues and the infectious sound of bottleneck guitar. Inexplicably drawn to the sound and the cigar box guitar he plays, it isn’t long before she, against all good sense, asks the enigmatic drifter to teach her his method. After a rough and tense introduction, he agrees and thus begins her daily lessons. But as they begin to build together her own cigar box guitar, and their familiarity grows, so does the mystery and danger that surrounds Doboro, drawing out of the shadows assassins bent on his destruction. And hers.

The Bootlegger Blues

  • Filename: the-bootlegger-blues.
  • ISBN: 0920079792
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 89
  • Author: Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Publisher: Saskatoon : Fifth House

Canadian Authors Association Literary Award winner for Best Drama This comedy by the author of Toronto at Dreamer's Rock and Education Is Our Right is about love, family, and what to do with too much beer. Set on a reserve, it follows the plight of Martha, a church-going, teetotaling woman who finds herself stuck with 143 cases of beer after a church fundraiser fails. She decides to bootleg the beer, to the horror of her son Andrew, nicknamed Blue, who is a special constable on the reserve. Meanwhile, Andrew has fallen for a young woman he thinks is his cousin, and his sister Marianne is bored with her "Indian Yuppie" husband and finds herself attracted to a handsome dancer at the powwow. The pace is fast and vigorous in this romantic situation comedy. Reviews: "It's sole purpose is to make us laugh and it succeeds...It should be no surprise that this is a comedy of character and situations. Herein lies the strength of Taylor's writing. He has vividly created some of the characters. We know from the first moment that we are going to be entertained. Taylor has invited us into his home an offered us a glimpse of Reserve life through a uniquely comic eye." -- The Canadian Journal of Native Studies. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, Drew Hayden Taylor has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center to being Artistic Director of Canada?s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has been an award-winning playwright, a journalist/columnist, short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience. Drew has managed to bridge the gap between cultures by tickling the funny bone.

The Essential Jazz Records Modernism to postmodernism

  • Filename: the-essential-jazz-records-modernism-to-postmodernism.
  • ISBN: 0720118220
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 889
  • Author: Max Harrison
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Following the same format as the acclaimed first volume, this selection of the best 250 modern jazz records and CDs places each in its musical context and reviews it in depth. Additionally, full details of personnel, recording dates, and locations are given. Indexes of album titles, track titles, and musicians are included.

Trumpet Blues

  • Filename: trumpet-blues.
  • ISBN: 9780190283179
  • Release Date: 1999-11-18
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Peter J. Levinson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Swing is back in style, and with it a renewed interest in the Big Band Era. And few players dominated that era more than Harry James, whose soaring trumpet solos and romantic hit tunes influenced popular music for a generation. Now, Peter J. Levinson, who knew Harry James personally, has written a revealing biography of this jazz icon, based on nearly 200 interviews with musicians and friends. Harry James led a truly colorful life, and in Trumpet Blues Levinson captures it all. Beginning with James's childhood in a traveling circus, we follow the young trumpeter's meteoric rise in the 1930s and witness his electrifying performances with the Benny Goodman Orchestra. We see how James formed his own band in 1939, an incubator for many pop music stars of the 1940s and '50s, including Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines, Dick Haymes, Helen Forrest, and Kitty Kallen. Combined with James's superb musicianship, peerless trumpet technique and talented sidemen, this stellar group dominated the war years and the immediate post-war period. And James himself, especially after his marriage to film goddess Betty Grable, became one of America's most famous personalities and lived like true Hollywood royalty. Levinson describes their twenty-two-year marriage with insight and sympathy. But he shows how James's marriage--and his triumphant late-1950s comeback in Nevada's casinos--were slowly undermined by his penchant for compulsive gambling, womanizing, and alcoholism. He gives us the inside story of James's sybaritic life style, and probes the profound psychological reasons for James's destructive behavior. The first biography ever written on Harry James, Trumpet Blues is a scintillating portrait of Swing's brightest star--his life, his loves, and the music that defined an era.

Unforgettable Blues

  • Filename: unforgettable-blues.
  • ISBN: 1508809291
  • Release Date: 2015-04-11
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Linda Holmes-Drew
  • Publisher: CreateSpace

Dedicated to the care of her grandmother until her death, Lilah Parker inherited the mountain cabins and land where they had lived. Under-educated and newly divorced, she and her best friend embark on a trip to Lexington, Kentucky that would change her life forever. The handsome stranger she saw there mysteriously arrived in her hometown. His hypnotic blue eyes and extreme good looks made him irresistible to Lilah. Their intense love is tested by near death accidents, abrupt disappearances, kidnapping, and suspected betrayal. After an extreme effort to regain Lilah's love and trust, the mysterious Chad Barrett is faced with a final challenge that will determine their future.

Dying in the City of the Blues

  • Filename: dying-in-the-city-of-the-blues.
  • ISBN: 9781469617411
  • Release Date: 2014-06-30
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Keith Wailoo
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books

This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American pain and suffering. Set in Memphis, home of one of the nation's first sickle cell clinics, Dying in the City of the Blues reveals how the recognition, treatment, social understanding, and symbolism of the disease evolved in the twentieth century, shaped by the politics of race, region, health care, and biomedicine. Using medical journals, patients' accounts, black newspapers, blues lyrics, and many other sources, Keith Wailoo follows the disease and its sufferers from the early days of obscurity before sickle cell's "discovery" by Western medicine; through its rise to clinical, scientific, and social prominence in the 1950s; to its politicization in the 1970s and 1980s. Looking forward, he considers the consequences of managed care on the politics of disease in the twenty-first century. A rich and multilayered narrative, Dying in the City of the Blues offers valuable new insight into the African American experience, the impact of race relations and ideologies on health care, and the politics of science, medicine, and disease.

Big Road Blues

  • Filename: big-road-blues.
  • ISBN: 0520034848
  • Release Date: 1982
  • Number of pages: 379
  • Author: David Evans
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press


  • Filename: hanna.
  • ISBN: 9780595316007
  • Release Date: 2003-04-30
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Andrew D. Everstine
  • Publisher: iUniverse

Hanna is a spiritual story about how a broken marriage affects a little girl's life.

The V8 Ford Blues

  • Filename: the-v8-ford-blues.
  • ISBN: 9780595010752
  • Release Date: 2000-08-01
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Gordon Donnell
  • Publisher: iUniverse

Swift, savage L.A. noir. To small-time skip tracer Henry Spain, a routine background investigation looks like easy money. Instead he becomes a pawn in the struggle for a dying political boss's shadowy legacy. The Doomsday Book is a magnet for gamblers, gangsters, corrupt executives, pornographers, perverts and psychopaths. Double-dealing and sudden death stretch from mean streets to mansions. Somewhere in the darkness there is a bullet with Spain's name on it... if his own demons don't get him first.

Redefining Equality

  • Filename: redefining-equality.
  • ISBN: 0195353773
  • Release Date: 1998-01-29
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Neal Devins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The idea of equality is central to American civic life and one of the foundations of our national identity. Charges of unequal treatment continue to be voiced nationwide, in both the public discourse and the courts, yet there is no consensus on the meaning of equality. Competing views on this topic have erupted into a cultural conflict that looms large in contemporary American politics. In this collection of insightful essays, distinguished scholars in law, history, and social science present varying perspectives on this fundamental concept. Addressing the specific cases behind the headlines and the abstract arguments within the legal texts, the contributors look closely at everything from school bussing programs and affirmative action to the role of the courts and the politics of equality. Various examples and definitions of equality, culled from America's past and present, are summarized and examined in ways that illustrate how and why equality issues directly affect men and women of all races and backgrounds. Redefining Equality, a balanced array of assessments regarding our nation's historical and contemporary thoughts on equality and civil rights, will prove most informative to students of law, political science, and recent American history.

Latin Blues

  • Filename: latin-blues.
  • ISBN: 1601790007
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Joe Sanchez
  • Publisher: Athletic Guide Publishing

Drew s Views

  • Filename: drew-s-views.
  • ISBN: 9781471651663
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Drew McAdam
  • Publisher:

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