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Blues for Dummies

BROOKS, Lonnie, KODA, Cub, and BROOKS, Wayne Baker

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ISBN 10: 0764550802 / ISBN 13: 9780764550805
Published by IDG Books Worldwide, Foster City, CA, 1998
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Foreword by Dan Akroyd. Afterword by B.B. King. Small 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. xxiv, 372pp. IIllustrations. Very good. A tight and nice first edition of this "Reference for the Rest of Us!" -- this copy inscribed and signed huge and bold by Blues legend Lonnie Brooks (born 1933) in black marker on the inside front wrapper: "To Lea / Best Wishes / Lonnie Brooks / '2001.'". Bookseller Inventory # 37916

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Title: Blues for Dummies

Publisher: IDG Books Worldwide, Foster City, CA

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Get your mojo working as you take a musical trip from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago's gritty South Side and points beyond with Blues For Dummies, an insightful, toe-tappin', music lovers' guide to the blues. Popular blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks serves as your tour guide through the life and times of the blues, from the acoustic mystique of Robert Johnson and Son House to the urban blues men and women of today: John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and, of course, Brooks himself.

Blues For Dummies travels from sad to glad, with stops along the way at heartache and despair, hope and joy, on the road to great music. Get hip to the different styles and eras of the blues; discover what makes the blues so blue; find out "Who's Who" among four generations of blues musicians; and make tracks to the best blues clubs on the planet with this great, easygoing reference.

From the Back Cover:

"An excellent introduction and overview of the blues, America'sgreatest gift to world culture. The book lays out an incredibleamount of information thoroughly and clearly." —John Landis,Director of The Blues Brothers and The Blues Brothers 2000

"This book will open your mind to one of America's greatesttreasures." —Robert Cray, Blues Enthusiast

"This is the perfect introduction to understanding a wonderfulAmerican music tradition; reading it will make any blues show orblues record even more fun." —Bruce Iglauer, President andFounder, Alligator Records

  • Your Ticket to the World of Blues — the Faces, thePlaces, and the Music
  • Dozens of In-depth Profiles of the Greatest Blues Artists
  • True-Blue Recommendations for Building Your Own ClassicCollection
Feeling the Blues
This incomparable music lover's guide takes you through theMississippi Delta, up to Chicago, and to points beyond —sharing the sights and sounds that have made the blues an integralpart of our culture — and our souls. You'll also get anintimate look at "Who's Who in the Blues." From Bessie Smith toJohn Lee Hooker to Robert Cray. It doesn't matter if your baby'sleft ya or your mojo's quit workin', don't get blue — justget Blues For Dummies.

Rhapsody in Blues

  • Distinguish the key ingredients that make up the bluessound
  • Identify the different shades of blues &— from jumpblues to electric blues
  • Find the blues wherever you go — venues worthvisiting
  • Put together your own satisfying collection of blues music
  • Make your next party a blues event
  • Kick back and enjoy the ultimate collection of blues recordingson the Blues For Dummies CD

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