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Blue Rhythms : Six Lives in Rhythm and Blues - Chip Deffaa

Blue Rhythms

Six Lives in Rhythm and Blues

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Published: 1st January 2000
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"Somebody has to pay the dues," says LaVern Baker. Here are the remarkable stories of six dazzlingly talented performers who blazed the R & B trail--the story of the performers' music and also of their struggle against racism and financial exploitation: Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker, two of the most popular female black singers of the 1950s; Little Jimmy Scott, whom Madonna calls the only singer who ever really made her cry; Charles Brown, master of the "club blues" style; Floyd Dixon, a more rambunctious fellow-traveler; and the earthy, urbane Jimmy Witherspoon, who recorded some of the biggest R & B hits ever.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Note on the Rhythm and Blues Foundationp. xv
Introductionp. 1
"Nobody knows you...."p. 15
"Like a motherless child...."p. 73
"I'm driftin' and driftin'...."p. 102
"Hard living alone...."p. 138
"Where ya been so long?"p. 174
"How long blues?"p. 217
Suggestions for Further Listening and Readingp. 243
Notesp. 261
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780306809194
ISBN-10: 0306809192
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st January 2000
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.48