Half Blood Blues

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Author: Esi Edugyan
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847656560
Size: 12.76 MB
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Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Original Title: Half Blood Blues

Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you. The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years old. He was a German citizen. And he was black. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. Persuaded by his old friend Chip, Sid discovers there's more to the journey than he thought when Chip shares a mysterious letter, bringing to the surface secrets buried since Hiero's fate was settled. In Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan weaves the horror of betrayal, the burden of loyalty and the possibility that, if you don't tell your story, someone else might tell it for you. And they just might tell it wrong ...

The Blues Route

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Author: Hugh Merrill
Publisher: Garrett County Press
ISBN: 1891053760
Size: 44.93 MB
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The Blues Route by Hugh Merrill

Original Title: The Blues Route

Journalist Hugh Merrill takes us on a sweeping road trip in search of the distinctly American music known as the blues. Tracing blues culture from its beginning in rural Mississippi up through the Delta to Chicago and beyond, Merrill visits with legendary musicians such as Son Thomas, Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Valerie Wellington and Magic Slim. In fascinating interviews, Merrill uncovers wonderful stories about Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox and Ma Rainey. The trip dips into New Orleans as Merrill explores how the blues exploded in clubs and cribs, influencing dixieland, jazz and zydeco. A trip out west presents a lovely tour of the cocktail lounges of Oakland and Los Angeles and the guardians of the blues who live there. The Blues Route is an engrossing narrative, a book that celebrates not only the music but the continuing search for sympathy, understanding and affinity that the blues embodies.

Leatherback Blues

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Author: Karen Hood-Caddy
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459740181
Size: 36.96 MB
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Leatherback Blues by Karen Hood-Caddy

Original Title: Leatherback Blues

Robin faces her fears to stop poachers from preying on sea turtle eggs at a sanctuary in Central America. Despite the heat, pests, and danger, Robin is hooked once she sees a giant leatherback lay her eggs on the beach. But just as they're getting excited, she and Zo-Zo are kidnapped by poachers and need to figure out their own rescue!

Blues Harmonica For Dummies

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Author: Winslow Yerxa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282493
Size: 67.89 MB
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Blues Harmonica For Dummies by Winslow Yerxa

Original Title: Blues Harmonica For Dummies

The fun and easy way to play blues on the harmonica Blues harmonica is the most popular and influential style of harmonica playing, and it forms the basis for playing harmonica in other styles such as rock and country. Blues Harmonica for Dummies gives you a wealth of content devoted to the blues approach—specific techniques and applications, including bending and making your notes sound richer and fuller with tongue-blocked enhancements; use of amplification to develop a blues sound; blues licks and riffs; constructing a blues harmonica solo; accompanying singers; historical development of blues styles; and important blues players and recordings. The accompanying audio CD features all the musical examples from the book, plus play-along exercises and songs that let you hear the sound you're striving for. In-depth coverage of major blues harmonica techniques Blues song forms, improvisation, and accompanying singers Information on blues history and personalities If you're intrigued by the idea of understanding and mastering the compelling (yet mysterious) art of playing blues on the harmonica, Blues Harmonica For Dummies has you covered. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase

Sugar Blues

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Author: William, Of
Publisher: Warner Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780446361811
Size: 20.56 MB
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Sugar Blues by William, Of

Original Title: Sugar Blues

It's a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it's as addictive as nicotine -- and as poisonous. It's sugar. And "Sugar Blues," inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation's greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

Caffeine Blues

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Author: Stephen Cherniske
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446551112
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Caffeine Blues by Stephen Cherniske

Original Title: Caffeine Blues

One of the most accomplished nutritional biochemists and medical writers in his field reveals the truth about caffeine and helps you kick the habit forever. Nearly 80% of all Americans are hooked on caffeine, this country's #1 addiction. A natural component of coffee, tea and chocolate, and added to drugs, soft drinks, candy and many other products, the truth about caffeine is that it can affect brain function, hormone balance, and sleep patterns, while increasing your risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, ulcers, PMS, stroke, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Discover a step-by-step, clinically-proven program that reduces your caffeine intake, and effective ways to boost your energy with nutrients, healthy beverages, better sleep and high-energy habits.

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