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A Blues Life

Townsend, Henry as told to Bill Greensmith

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ISBN 10: 0252025261 / ISBN 13: 9780252025266
Published by University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Both book and jacket are as new. Henry Townsend was an early blues singer (first recorded in 1929) from the St. Louis area. He sang and played with many of the early, legendary bluesmen and managed to live to tell about it. Good book. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 145 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 14598

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Title: A Blues Life

Publisher: University of Illinois Press, Urbana

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The blues guitarist recounts his life and the blues scene in St. Louis during the 1930s

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He talks freely without regret or shame about a life that often, like the music he created, went over the line. -- CHOICE April, 2000

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