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American Made Music Series

A series of books exploring music history, origins, development and players.


info Roosevelt's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR, Guido Van Rijn, 1996
info In Close Harmony: The Story of the Louvin Brothers, Charles K. Wolfe, 1996
info Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues, Shane K. Bernard, 1996


info The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang for Our Supper, Kenneth M. Johnson, 1997
info Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life, Alan Young, 1997


info Blues Boy: The Life and Music of B.B. King, Sebastian Danchin, 1998


info Africa and the Blues, Gerhard Kubik, 1999


info Earl Hooker, Blues Master, Sebastian Danchin, 2001
info Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Music of Yank Rachell, Richard Congress, 2001
info Strike Songs of the Depression, Timothy P. Lynch, 2001
info Ladies of Soul, David Freeland, 2001


info Jazz and Death: Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats, Frederick J. Spencer, 2002
info Hank Williams, So Lonesome, Bill Koon, 2002
info Fiddling Way Out Yonder: The Life and Music of Melvin Wine, Drew Beisswenger, 2002
info The Pilgrim Jubilees, Alan Young, 2002


info Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895, Lynn Abbott, Doug Seroff, 2003
info Showman: The Life and Music of Perry George Lowery, Clifford Edward Watkins, 2003
info The Norumbega Harmony: Historic and Contemporary Hymn Tunes and Anthems, Stephen A. Marini et al (Eds), 2003
info Bad Boy of Gospel Music: The Calvin Newton Story, Russ Cheatham, 2003


info A Boy Named Sue: Gender And Country Music, Kristine M. Mccusker, Diane Pecknold (Eds.), 2004
info Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street, Marc Ryan, 2004


info Nobody Knows Where The Blues Come From: Lyrics And History, Robert Springer (Ed), 2005
info Waltz The Hall: The American Play Party, Alan L. Spurgeon, 2005
info Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods, Derek Mannering, 2005 (new ed)


info Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story, Sam Myers, Jeff Horton, 2006
info The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999, Richard J. Ripani, 2006


info Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, "Coon Songs," and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz, Abbott / Seroff, 2007
info Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe, Neil A. Wynn (Ed.), 2007
info Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America's Blue Yodeler, Nolan Porterfield, 2007 (new ed)
info Prophet Singer: The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie, Mark Allan Jackson, 2007
info Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK, Guido van Rijn, 2007


info 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South, John Minton, 2008
info Shreveport Sounds in Black and White, Kip Lornell, Tracey E. W. Laird (Eds), 2008
info Trumpet Around The Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz, Samuel Charters, 2008
info Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World, Mark F. DeWitt, 2008
info The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age, Jeffrey J. Noonan, 2008


info Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era, Lisa E Davenport, 2009
info Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel, Paul O. Jenkins, 2009
info Eddy Arnold: Pioneer of the Nashville Sound, Michael Streissguth, 2009 (new ed.)
info Louisiana Fiddlers, Ron Yule, 2009
info The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C., Kip Lornell & Charles C Stephenson, 2009 (new ed.)
info Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story, Ali Colleen Neff, 2009


info Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945, Ronald D. Cohen (Ed), 2010
info Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios, Roben Jones, 2010
info Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years, Dick Spottswood, 2010
info That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman, Mark Berresford, 2010
info MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream, David B Pruett, 2010


info The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built, Nathan D. Gibson with Don Pierce, 2011
info I'm Feeling the Blues Right Now Blues Tourism and the Mississippi Delta, Stephen A. King, 2011
info Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Charles Farley, 2011
info Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues, Philip R. Ratcliffe, 2011
info He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the Pretty-Much Totally True Story of ...., Jack Isenhour, 2011
info The Poetics of American Song Lyrics, Charlotte Pence, 2011
info Knowing Jazz: Community, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age, Ken Prouty, 2011


info Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942, Christopher Wilkinson, 2012
info Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943, Lawrence Schenbeck, 2012
info Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States, Kip Lornell, 2012
info The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978, Bruce Bastin, 2012
info Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities, Jill Terry and Neil A. Wynn (Eds), 2012
info Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz, John McCusker, 2012
info Saved by Song: A History of Gospel and Christian Music, Don Cusic, 2012


info Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers, David W. Johnson, 2013
info To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition, Lynn Abbot and Doug Seroff, 2013
info Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train, Scotty Moore with James L. Dickerson, 2013
info Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967, George Mitchell, 2013

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