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Bessie - Empress of the Blues

By: Albertson, Chris

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Abacus: 1975

Seller ID: 11468

ISBN: 0349100543

Condition: Very Good


224pp, 16 plates, selected discography. Biography of Bessie Smith, greatest of all blues singers. View more info

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The Life and Legend of Leadbelly

By: Wolfe, Charles K. & Lornell, Kip

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1993

Seller ID: 11505

ISBN: 0436584107

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


xv, 333pp, plates, discography. Huddie Ledbetter, known to his fans as Leadbelly, was among the most prominent black folk singers in American history. His songs, such as "Goodnight Irene" and "Midnight Special", have become part of American culture, and his music helped to lay the foundations for blues, modern folk music, and rock and roll. View more info