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  • #883
    Dan
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    Anyone else out there into reading? Im looking for some new books to read on the subject of the music we are discussing on the forum. And just a good read in general actually. Any recommendations?
    I’ve recently started to read a lot again after a break from it. I picked up the buddy guy auto biography and I thought that was really good lots of funny stories about all the Chicago legends. I also read b.b kings and thought that was equally as good. I see there is a t bone book out there called stormy Monday anyone read that?.
    Some other great reads I’ve had recently non music related are the book thief and shantaram.

    #884

    I got a book for ya. It’s called voice of the Blues. It’s a book of interviews from Living Blues Magazine. Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, T-bone Walker, to name a few. I think it’s a cool book for blues. Really good stories.

    #887
    Grez
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    I enjoyed “Guitars, Bars and Motown Superstars” by Dennis Coffey of the Funk Brothers and “The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music” by Paul Hemphill. This was published in 1970 and as I recall, talks a lot about the origins of country music and the early performers. I always check out the music section in my local used book store. You never know what you’ll find.

    #890

    Craner
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    Here me Talkin’ to ya~Nat Hentoff
    Death of Rhythm & Blues~Nelson George
    Mystery Train: Images of Rock n Roll in America~Greil Marcus
    Blues Fell This Morning~Paul Oliver
    Miles: The Autobiography
    Kansas City Lightning~Stanley Crouch
    The Soul of Black Folks~W.E.B DeBois
    Reconsidering the Souls of Black Folks~Stanley Crouch
    Feel Like Going Home~Peter Guralnick
    Lost Highway~Peter Guralnick
    Last Train To Memphis~Peter Guralnick
    Careless Love~Peter Guralnick

    And a book that is just a great read that is about a different music than we talk about on this forum, one that I think every fan of music should read:

    Please Kill Me~Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

    #892

    Craner
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    I haven’t read it, but it is on my list to read (among lot’sa udha’z)
    Really the Blues~Mezz Mezzrow

    #898
    Dan
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    Awesome that should give me some stuff to get through thanks!

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