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Blue rhythms : six lives in rhythm and blues

Author: Chip Deffaa
Publisher: [Boulder, Co.?] : Da Capo Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Named Person: Jimmy Scott, Sänger.; Ruth Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chip Deffaa
ISBN: 0306809192 9780306809194
OCLC Number: 42041027
Notes: Originally published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1996, in the series, Music in American life.
Description: xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ruth Brown --
Little Jimmy Scott --
Charles Brown --
Floyd Dixon --
LaVern Baker --
Jimmy Witherspoon.
Responsibility: Chip Deffaa.
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Never before in paperback: The high times--and hard times--of six of the greatest living rhythm and blues artists, told in their own words.  Read more...

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