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A bad woman feeling good : blues and the women who sing them

Author: Buzzy Jackson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: The women who broke the rules, creating their own legacy of how to live and sing the blues. An exciting lineage of women singers-originating with Ma Rainey and her protegee Bessie Smith-shaped the blues, launching it as a powerful, expressive vehicle of emotional liberation. Along with their successors Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Janis Joplin, they injected a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Buzzy Jackson
ISBN: 0393059367 9780393059366
OCLC Number: 57001820
Description: xiii, 319 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Bad women, the early years : Mamie Desdoumes, Sophie Tucker, Mamie Smith, and Ma Rainey --
The air and how to fill it : Bessie Smith, blues singer --
Billie Holiday, jazz noir --
The devil and the deep blue sea : Etta James and Aretha Franklin --
The great Saturday night swindle : Tina Turner and Janis Joplin --
Blues attitude.
Responsibility: Buzzy Jackson.
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An exciting lineage of women launched the blues as a powerful, expressive vehicle of emotional liberation. This work combines biography, an appreciation of music, and a sweeping view of American  Read more...

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A stunning achievement....lucid and compelling, much like the eloquent voices Buzzy Jackson manages to capture. --Leon F. Litwack, author of Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery"

 
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