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Jackson, Tiffany D.

Summary: "When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? Before there was a dead body, Enchanted's dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey's charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC JAC

Griffiths, Katie

Summary: The reigning queen of the music industry, Beyonc Knowles has left an indelible mark on the entertainment biz. Since climbing to fame as the lead vocalist of Destiny's Child in the late 1990s, she has built an impressive career as a songwriter, producer, actress, dancer, and philanthropist. Readers will follow Beyonc 's development as an artist and learn about her artistry, philanthropy, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cavendish Square Publishing 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 BEY

Evans, Mike

Summary: Charts the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2014

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Summary: "Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the roots of the blues. This DVD features seven films made by Ferris between 1968 and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EAR

Mahin, Michael James

Summary: Presents the life of blues legend Muddy Waters, describing how he persisted with his interest in music despite a lack of encouragement from his family and record producers, leading him to Chicago where he was able to record his unique country blues sound.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAH

Summary: After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their 'mission from God.'

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BLU

Lauterbach, Preston.

Summary: A definitive account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America...The Chitlin' Circuit brings us into the sweaty back rooms where such stars as James Brown, B. B. King, and Little Richard got their start.--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.66 LAU

Reif, Fred

Summary: "Sometimes, the seemingly most insignificant gestures can lead to life enhancing events ... That's what happened over 50 years ago when I met Fred Reif. We were five young strangers who came together to form a 'Jug Band' for a few laughs at some parties ... or, hopefully, get a gig at the new and growing 'Coffee House; venues where Folk Music was usually featured. We presented Fred with a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fred Reif 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.643 REI

Keil, Kenny

Summary: Four friends are dreaming of boy band stardom in this New Jack Swing-inspired story about fame, friendship, and why all that glitters isn't double platinum.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ONI Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 KEI

Summary: Three legendary sidemen played for both Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf: piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, and guitarist Hubert Sumlin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SID

Summary: Known as the father of American Primitive Guitar, many consider John Fahey to be a foundational figure in American folk music. As both musician and musicologist, Fahey made a fundamental contribution to our understanding and appreciation of such music genres as Delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass, and New Orleans jazz. Interviews, performances and archival footage with animation are combined in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC IN

Paul, Alan

Summary: The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an Epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, Foreword by drummer Chris Layton, and Aterword by bassist Tommy Shannon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan's life and death, there has never been a truly proper accounting of his story--until now.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VAUGHAN, STEVIE RAY PAU

Summary: It takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre's heyday, many in their '80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: It explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as 'the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.' Lily Keber's roller coaster portrait traces Booker's life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, to his star-studded years touring and playing as a sideman, through his outrageous solo career in America...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BAY

Summary: A young classically trained guitarist learns the blues from an old bluesman who supposedly got his talent to play the blues from the devil.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CRO

Golio, Gary

Summary: "The story of Blind Willie Johnson--the legendary Texas musician whose song "Dark Was the Night" was included on the Voyager I space probe's Golden Record"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOH

Soria, Gabriel.

Summary: "A meditation on music, race, obsession, and how far someone will go to see their vision become real, Murder Ballads follows the fall and reinvention of Nate Theodore, the dead-broke and deadbeat owner of a failed record label who is on a cross-country drive in the dead of winter with his wife Mary, fleeing the wreckage of their business and heading towards the destruction of their marriage....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Z2 Comics 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 SOR

Summary: "The music presented on the CD was selected from hundreds of hours of Florida Folk Festival performances and field recordings spanning 25 years, from 1977-2002."--container insert.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Florida Dept. of State, Div. of Library and Information Services 2010

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD BLUES WHE

Summary: Director Jon Brewer worked closely with the gregarious and charming musician and was given extraordinary access to his friends, family and colleagues. This is a no holds barred, powerful documentary that explores how an orphaned kid from Mississippi turned his life around, battled against all odds and against unrelenting racism to overcome even the toughest critics in the entertainment...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC BB

Summary: "Come and see about me" illustrates the career of John Lee Hooker through complete archival performances of his most popular songs, many featuring special guests. Includes tributes to "The king of the boogie" from a number of the guests and comments from John Lee Hooker himself.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Eagle Eye Media 2004

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC JOH

Booker T.

Summary: "The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music. From Booker T. Jones's earliest years in segregated Memphis, music was the driving force in his life. While he worked paper routes and played gigs in local nightclubs to pay for lessons and support his family, Jones, on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BOOKER T. BOO

Summary: The story of a Paul Pena, a blind American blues musician, and his trek to Tuva to live among its inhabitants and compete in their triennial khoomei (throat singing) contest. He is accompanied by a documentary film team and Tuvinian throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2000

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GEN

Whitall, Susan.

Summary: Little Willie John was an American R&B singer who performed in the 1950s and early 1960s and is best known for his popular music chart successes with songs such as, "All Around the World" (1955), "Need Your Love So Bad" (1956) and "Fever" the same year, the latter covered in 1958 by Peggy Lee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Titan Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHN, LITTLE WILLIE WHI

Jess, Tyehimba.

Summary: A biography in poems, leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of innovative poetic forms. A collage of song, culture, and circumstance, alive and speaking.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verse Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 JES

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