Those English guys, if they tell the truth, they made all their money off us bluesmen.
- Hubert Sumlin

Hawkeye Herman's Updated Blues Bibliography

hawkeye herman by bob pennellDear Blues Friends,

There's been considerable growth in the public's interest in “alternative” genres/styles of music (blues, folk, bluegrass, old-timey, ethnic/world, etc.). I’m not going to try to analyze the phenomena, but I rejoice in it. When the consumer demands variety, the wise shopkeeper responds.

Besides playing and listening to the music, I enjoy reading biographies, autobiographies, various blues related historical material, and watching blues on video. I would like to see a bigger 'catalog,' variety, and selection of blues related books, literature, periodicals, and videos in the bookstores.

I'm frequently asked, “What books can I read to learn more about the music and the people of the Blues?” That’s a tough question, as there are many hundreds of titles. I don't have time to read everything that's available. I enjoy reading, but I’m no book reviewer. The purpose of this blues related book and video list is to give folks a 'taste' of the broad variety of blues related books, literature, and video that are available. The list is not "complete," and it's always growing. Even though the list is quite long, please take your time looking it over. I'm pretty sure you'll see a number of titles and subjects that will pique your interest.

In some cases, the list includes the author(s) name(s), publishing company name(s) and city. Though many of the books/videos are only listed by the title and author(s), with that basic information, all you have to do is walk into, or call, your local book store and ask if you can place an order. Even easier, use any of the major online/Internet book selling web sites (Amazon.com, Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.). When book retailers start getting people ordering books in this way, they will start to think about stocking a wider selection of music related books in their stores. You can try this same technique at your local library, as well. Ask if you can talk to a person in the “collection development / acquisitions” department. Show them your blues book and video want list!

This list is strictly a public service. I have no interest in selling books, just sharing information and my love and enthusiasm for all things 'blues.'

Happy listening, playing, and reading!

—Michael “Hawkeye” Herman

 
Blues Related Books
 
By Michael “Hawkeye” Herman

http://www.HawkeyeHerman.com

  • 101 Best Jazz Albums, The - Len Lyons - William Morrow & Co. - NY, NY
  • Africa and the Blues (American Made Music) - Gerhard Kubik
  • African Heritage of American English, The - Joseph E. Holloway - Indiana U. Press - Bloomington, IN
  • African American Literature - Keith Gilyard and Anissa Wardi - Penguin Academics / Pearson Longman
  • Afro-American Folk Songs - Henry Edward Krehbiel - Clearfield Pub. - 200 E. Eager St., Baltimore, MD
  • Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997 - Ronald Cohen (Editor)
  • All Music Guide - Michael Erlewine - Miller Freeman - SF, CA
  • All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul - Vladimir Bogdanov
  • All Music Guide to the Blues: The Experts' Guide to the Best Blues Recordings (2nd Ed) - Michael Erlewine, Chris Woodstra, Cub Koda, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  • All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues - Vladimir Bogdanov
  • Amazing Secret History Of Elmore James, The - Steve Franz - BlueSource Publications
  • American Rock ’n’ Roll on Tour - Dave Walker - Thunders’s Mouth Press
  • Art of Ragtime, The - William J. Schafer / Johannes Riedel - Louisiana St. Univ. Press
  • Back Woods Blues - Simon Napier - Blues Unlimited - London
  • Bad Woman Feeling Good, A: Blues and the Women Who Sing Them - Buzzy Jackson
  • Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues Hardcover - Paul Oliver
  • Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary - Stephen Calt
  • Bass Heroes - Tom Mulhern, edit. - Miller Freeman Pub.
  • Beach Music: Forties, 1950s, 1960s, Big band, Swing music, Blues, Jump blues, Jazz, Doo- wop, Boogie, Rhythm and blues, Reggae, Rockabilly, Swing (dance), Carolina shag - Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, and John McBrewster
  • Beale Black & Blue: Life and Music on Black America's Main Street - Margaret McKee and Fred Chisenhall
  • Beale Street, Where the Blues Began - George W. Lee - Robert O. Ballou Pub. - NY, NY
  • Bebop: The Music and Its Players - Thomas Owens
  • Beneath the Underdog - Charles Mingus - Penguin Books
  • Bessie Smith - Paul Oliver - A. S. Barnes
  • Bessie: Empress of the Blues (Bessie Smith bio.) - Chris Albertson - Abacus / Sphere Books - London
  • Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington - John Edward Hasse - Simon & Schuster - NY, NY
  • Bibliographical Dictionary of African and Afro-American Musicians, The - Eileen Southern - Greenwood Press
  • Big Road Blues - David Evans - Univ. California Press - Berkeley, CA -1981
  • Big Book of Blues, The: The Fully Revised and Updated Biographical Encyclopedia - Robert Santelli
  • Big Book of Blues, The - Hal Leonard Corp.- Big Books of Music
  • Big Boss Man - The Life & Music of Bluesman Jimmy Reed - Will Romano - Backbeat Books - San Francisco, CA
  • Billie Holiday Anthology: Lady Day Had a Right to Sing the Blues (Creative Concepts Publishing) - Billie Holiday
  • Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey: A Journey to Music's Heart & Soul - Bill Wyman, Richard Havers - DK Publishing/0789480468
  • Bix: Man and Legend - R. Sudhalter / P. Evans / D. Myatt - Schirmer Books - NY, NY
  • Black American Music: Past and Present - Hildred Roach - Krieger Pub. Co. - Melbourne, Florida - 1992
  • Black and Blue: The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf - Barry Singer - Schirmer - NY, NY - 1993
  • Black Chicago - Allan H. Spear - Univ. Chicago Press - Chicago, IL
  • Black Metropolis - St. Clair Drake / Horace Clayton - Harper Torchbooks - NY, NY
  • Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom - Lawrence W. Levine
  • Black Music - Imamu A. Baraka (Leroi Jones) - William Morrow & Co. - NY, NY
  • Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s - Daphne Duval Harrison - Rutgers Univ. Press - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Black Popular Music in America - Arnold Shaw - Schirmer Books - NY - 1986
  • Blacks, Whites and Blues - Tony Russell - Stein & Day - NY, NY
  • Blackwell Guide to Recorded Blues, The - Paul Oliver, edit. - Blackwell Pub. - Oxford, UK
  • Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz, The - Barry Kernfeld - Blackwell Pub.
  • Black Women and Music: More than the Blues (African American Music in Global Perspective) - Eileen M. Hayes and Linda F. Williams
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson: His Life, His Death, and His Legacy - Robert L. Uzzel - Eakin Publications/1571686568
  • Blowing the Blues: A Personal History of the British Blues - Dick Heckstall-Smith; Pete Grant
  • Blow My Blues Away - George Mitchell - Louisiana St. Univ. Press - Baton Rouge, LA
  • Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs - David Grazian - Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
  • Blue Devils of Nada: A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statement, The - Albert Murray
  • Blues - Robert Neff / Anthony Connor - Godine Pub - Boston, MA
  • Blues: An Anthology: Complete Words and Music of 53 Great Songs - W. C. Handy
  • Blues, The: A Bibliographic Guide - Mary L. Hart / Brenda M. Eagles / Lisa N. Howorth - Garland Pub.
  • Blues (History of American Music, a) - Christopher Handyside
  • Blues and Evil - Jon Michael Spencer - Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Blues & Gospel Records 1902-1942 - John Godrich / Robert M. W. Dixon - Storyville Pub. - London
  • Blues and Gospels - Marguerite Yourcenar - Gallimard Pub. - Paris - 1984
  • Blues and the Poetic Spirit - Paul Garon - Eddison Pub. - London
  • Blues: A Regional Experience (Greenwood Guides to American Roots Music) - Eric S. Leblanc
  • Blues: A Very Short Introduction, The (Very Short Introductions) - Elijah Wald
  • Blues Before Sunrise / The Radio Interviews - Steve Cushing
  • Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music - Jas Obrecht - Miller Freeman Books - SF, CA
  • Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago: A Travel & Music Guide. The - Richard Knight - Globe Pequot Press/1873756437
  • Blues, The: Ideology and Afro-American Literature - Houston A. Baker Jr. - Univ. of Chicago Press - Chicago, IL
  • Bluesland - Pete Welding & Toby Byron , edits. - Dutton/Penguin - NY, NY
  • Blues Legends- Charles K. Cowdery and Raeburn Flerlage
  • Blues Line, The: Blues Lyrics from Leadbelly to Muddy Waters, The - Eric Sackheim and Jonathan Shahn
  • Blues Lyric Poetry: An Anthology - Michael Taft - Garland Pub.
  • Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Music of Yank Rachell (American Made Music Series) - Richard Congress and David Evans
  • Bluesman, The: The Musical Heritage of Black Men & Women in the Americas - Julio Finn - Interlink Pub.
  • Blues: Melody/Lyrics/Chords, The (Paperback Songs) by Hal Leonard Corp.
  • Bluesmen, The - Samuel Charters - Oak Pub. - NY, NY
  • Blue Moment: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music, The - Richard Williams
  • Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll - Rick Coleman
  • Blues and Gospel Records: 1890-1943 - Robert M. W. Dixon, John Godrich, and Howard W. Rye
  • Blues, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, and Rap: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge Music Bibliographies) - Eddie S. Meadows
  • Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory - Houston A. Baker Jr.
  • Blues Music in the Sixties: A Story in Black and White - Ulrich Adelt
  • Blues People / Negro Music in White America - Imamu A. Baraka (Leroi Jones) - Morrow Pub. - NY, NY
  • Blues Records 1943-1966 (vols. 1 & 2) - Mike Leadbitter / Neil Slaven - RIS - London
  • Blues Revival, The - Bob Groom - Studio Vista - London
  • BluesSpeak: The Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual - Lincoln T Beauchamp Jr.
  • Blues: The British Connection - Bob Brunning - Blendford Pub. - London - 1986
  • Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues - Steve Cheseborough - Univ. Press of Miss./1578062322
  • Blues Ukulele: A Jumpin' Jim 's Ukulele Songbook (Book/CD) (Fretted) - Fred Sokolow
  • Blues With A Feeling: The Little Walter Story - Tony Glover - Routledge/0415937108
  • Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades - Clinton Heylin - Simon/Schuster - NY, NY
  • Bob Dylan: Performing Artist / Middle Years - Paul William - Underwood Pub.
  • Bodies & Soul - Al Young - Creative Art Book Co. - Berkeley, CA
  • Boogie Man / The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century - Charles Shaar Murray - St. Martin's Griffin Pub. - NY, NY
  • Book of Negro Folklore, The - Langston Hughes / Arna Bontemps - Dodd, Mead, & Co. - NY, NY
  • Born With the Blues - Perry Bradford - Oak Pub. - NY, NY
  • Born to Win - Woody Guthrie
  • Boston Boy: Growing Up With Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions - Nat Hentoff
  • Broadcasting the Blues: Black Blues in the Segregation Era - Paul Oliver
  • Buried Treasures of The South - W.C. Jameson - August House - Little Rock, AR - 1992
  • Cajun Music & Zydeco - Philip Gould - Louisiana St. Univ. Press - Baton Rouge, LA - 1992
  • California Cool: W. Coast Jazz Album Covers - Graham Marsh - Chronicle Pub. - S.F., CA
  • Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music, The - Allan Moore
  • Canadian Music Genres: Canadian (disambiguation), First Nations, Music of Canada, Multiculturalism, Canadian classical music, Canadian rock, Canadian blues, Music of Canadian cultures - Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, and John McBrewster
  • Can't Be Satisfied/The Life And Times Of Muddy Waters - Robert Gordon - Little, Brown & Company / 0316164941
  • Catalyst: The Sun Story - Colin Escott / Martin Hawkins - Music Sales Pub. - 1979
  • Celebrating the Duke - Ralph J. Gleason - Little, Brown, & Co. - NY, NY
  • Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America, A - Craig Werner
  • Charley Patton - John Fahey - Studio Vista Pub. - London
  • Chasin' That Devil Music: Searching for the Blues - Gayle Dean Wardlow - Backbeat Books/0879305525
  • Chess Blues Discography - Les Fancourt - Fancourt
  • Chess Labels, Vols. 1 & 2, The - Michael Ruppili - Greenwood Pub. -1983
  • Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories (Music in American Life) - David G. Whiteis
  • Chicago Blues: The City & the Music - Mike Rowe
  • Chicago Breakdown - Michael Rowe - Drake Pub. - NY, NY
  • Chicago Folk: Images of the Sixties Music Scene - Ronald D. Cohen, Bob Riesman, and Raeburn Flerlage
  • Children of the Blues: 40 Musicians Shaping a New Generation of Blues Tradition - Art Tipaldi - Backbeat Books/0879307005
  • Chuck Berry - The Autobiography - C. Berry - Simon & Schuster - NY, NY
  • Cincinnati Sound, The (Images of America: Ohio) - Randy McNutt
  • Classic Rock and Other Rollers - Baron Wolman - Squarebooks
  • Complete Muddy Waters Discography, The - Phil Wright / Fred Rothwell - Blues & Rhythm - England
  • Conversations with the Blues - Paul Oliver - Horizon Press - 1983
  • Cool Gent, The: The Nine Lives of Radio Legend Herb Kent - Herb Kent
  • Cotton Club, The - Jim Haskins - Random House - NY, NY
  • Country Music Story, The - Robert Shelton / Bert Goldblatt - Castle Books - Secaucus, NJ
  • Country Music USA (A Fifty-Year History) - Bill C. Malone - Univ. of Texas Press - Austin, TX
  • Cousin Joe: Blues from New Orleans - Harriet J. Ottenheimer/J. Pleasant - Univ. Chicago Press - Chicago - 1987
  • Crossroads: The Life and Afterlife of Blues Legend Robert Johnson - Tom Graves
  • Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe by Neil A. Wynn
  • Crying for the Carolinas - Bruce Bastin - Studio Vista - London
  • Damn Right I've Got The Blues - Donald E. Wilcox / Buddy Guy - Woodford Press - SF, CA - 1993
  • Darker Blues - David Raccuglia - Fat Possum Records/0972435204
  • Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival - Colin Harper and Johnny Marr
  • Dead Elvis - Greil Marcus - Doubleday - NY, NY
  • Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta - Robert Palmer - Penguin - NY, NY
  • Deep Soul Piano - (Little Brother Montgomery) - Karl Gert zur Heide - Studio Vista - London
  • Definitive Blues Collection, The (Definitive Collections) - Hal Leonard Corp.
  • Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music - Ted Gioia
  • Delta Time: A journey Through Mississippi - Tony Dunbar - Pantheon
  • Devil's Music: A History of the Blues, The - Giles Oakley - Harcourt/0156255863
  • Devil's Son-in-Law, The: Peetie Wheatstraw - Paul Garon - Studio Vista Pub. - London
  • Down at Theresa's - Chicago Blues: The Photographs of Marc PoKempner - Marc Pokempner, Wolfgang Schorlau - Prestel USA/3791323008
  • Down Home Guide to the Blues, The - Frank Scott - A Cappella Press
  • Downhome Blues Lyrics: An Anthology from the Post World War II Era - Jeff Tilton - U. of IL Press - Urbana, IL
  • Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues - Roger Wood - Univ. of Texas Press/0292791593
  • Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke - Peter Guralnick
  • Drummers Path, The - Sule Greg Wilson - Inner Traditions Pub.
  • Drumming at the Edge of Magic (2 cass.) - Mickey Hart - Harper Pub. - NY, NY
  • Duke Ellington Reader, The - Mark Tucker, edit. - Oxford Univ. Press - 1993
  • Dylan: A Man Called Alias - Richard Williams - Holt Pub. - NY, NY
  • Earl Hooker, Blues Master (American Made Music Series) - Sebastian Danchin
  • Early Black Photographers 1840-1940 - Deborah Thomas - Norton Pub.
  • Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis (Cultural Studies of the United States) - Jeff Todd Titon Univ. of Illinois Press - Urbana, IL
  • Earl Hooker, Blues Master (American Made Music Series) - Sebastian Danchin - Univ. Press of Mississippi/157806306X
  • Early Jazz Greats trading cards - drawn by R. Crumb w / bio. on reverse - Eclipse - Forestville, CA
  • Eddie Condon's Scrapbook of Jazz - E. Condon / H. O'Neal - Galahad Books - NY, NY
  • Electric Gypsy: Jimi Hendrix - Harry Shapiro - St. Martin's Press
  • Elvis - Dave Marsh - Thunder's Mouth Press
  • Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, The (vols. 1-4) - Chas. R. Wilson / Wm. Ferris - Doubleday - NY, NY - 1991
  • Encyclopedia of Jazz, The - Leonard Feather - Bonanza Books - NY, NY
  • Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, The - Keith Shadwick - Oceana Pub. - London
  • Encyclopedia of the Blues - Gerald Herzhaft - Univ. of Arkansas Press - Little Rock, AR
  • Encyclopedia of the Blues, 2 Volume Set - Edward Komara
  • Eric Clapton: A Life In The Blues - Music Sales America/Music Sales Corporation
  • Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues - Elijah Wald
  • Eubie Blake - Al Rose - Schirmer Books - NY, NY
  • Evolution of Modern Popular Music: A history of Blues, Jazz, Country, R&B, Rock and Rap - Mark Vinet
  • Faber Companion / 20th Century Popular Music - Hardy / Laing - Faber & Faber Pub.
  • Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues & Rock 'N' Roll - Peter Guralnick - Harperperennial Library Pub./0060971754
  • 'Fessor Mojo's Don't Start Me Talkin' (Sonny Boy Williamson story and discography) - William E. Donoghue
  • Follow Your Heart: Moving with the Giants of Jazz, Swing, and Rhythm and Blues - Joe Evans and Christopher Brooks - African American Music in Global Perspective
  • From Birdland to Broadway: Scenes from a Jazz Life - Bill Crow - Oxford Univ. Press - 1992
  • From Blues to Pop: The Autobiography of Leonard "Baby Do" Caston - Jeff Tilton -John Edwards Memorial Found.
  • From Cakewalks to Concert Halls: Illus. History of Black Pop. Music from 1895-1930 - Thomas L. Morgan / William Barlow - Elliot & Clark Pub.
  • Gangster of Love: Johnny "Guitar" Watson: Performer, Preacher, Pimp, The - Vincent Bakker
  • Getting the Blues: What Blues Music Teaches Us about Suffering and Salvation - Stephen Nichols
  • Give 'Em Soul, Richard!: Race, Radio, and Rhythm and Blues in Chicago - Richard Stamz with Patrick A. Roberts
  • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues - William Ferris
  • Glory Road, The: The Story of Josh White - Dorothy Schainman Siegel - Shoe Tree Press - Crazet, VA 22932
  • Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis: Conversations with the Blues - Fred J. Hay and George D. Davidson
  • Goin' to Kansas City - Nathan Pearson - Univ. Illinois Press - Champagne, IL - 1987
  • Going to Chicago - A Year on the Blues Scene (photos) - Stephen Green - Woodford Pub.
  • Good CD Guide, 1993, The - Christopher Pollard - General Gram.
  • Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'N' Roll - Colin Escott, St. Martin's Press/0312081995
  • Gospel Sound, The: Good News and Bad Times - Tony Heilbut - Limelight Editions
  • Great God A'Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music - Jerry Zolten
  • Grove Press Guide To Blues On CD, The - Frank John Hadley - Grove Press - NY, NY - 1993
  • Guinness Who's Who of Blues, The - Collin Larkin, edit
  • Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell - Michael Gray
  • Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression (Music in American Life) - Rich Remsberg
  • Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers - Kim Field - Simon & Schuster - NY, NY
  • Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art, The - Graham Lock and David Murray
  • Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Story of Jazz - N. Shapiro / N. Hentoff - Dover Pub. - NY, NY
  • Heroes of the Blues trading cards - drawn by R. Crumb w / bio. on reverse - Eclipse - Forestville, CA
  • Highway 61 Revisited: The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock, & Country Music - Gene Santoro
  • History of the Blues - Leonard Feather - Charles Hanson - NY, NY
  • History of the Blues, The (The Music Library) - Andy Koopmans
  • History Of The Blues: The Roots, The Music, The People, The - Francis Davis
  • Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music - Martha Bayles
  • Honkers and Shouters - Arnold Shaw - MacMillan Pub. - NY, NY
  • Hot and Cool : Jazz Short Stories - Marcela Breton, ed. - Penguin Books - NY, NY
  • Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - Jerry Leiber
  • How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom - Roberta Freund Schwartz - Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
  • How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah Wald
  • I Am The Blues / The Willie Dixon Story - Willie Dixon and Don Snowden
  • I Hear You Knockin': The Sound of New Orleans - Jeff Hannusch - Swallow Pub. - 1985
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Black Music, The - Harmony Books - NY - 1982
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz, The - Brian Case / Stan Britt - Harmony Books - NY, NY
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, The - Nick Logan / Bob Woffinden - Harmony Books - NY, NY
  • Incompleat Folksinger, The - Pete Seeger - Univ. of Nebraska Press - Lincoln, NE
  • Incurable Blues: The Troubles and Triumph of Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin (Book) - Will Romano and Hubert Sumlin
  • In Search of the Blues - Marybeth Hamilton
  • In Search of the Blues: A Journey to the Soul of Black Texas - Bill Minutaglio
  • In the Groove - Ted Fox
  • I Put a Spell on You - Nina Simone - Random House - NY, NY
  • I Say Me For A Parable: The Oral Autiobio. of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman - Glen Alyn - W.W. Norton - NY
  • It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues - Paul Myers
  • It Came From Memphis - Robert Gordon and Peter Guralnick - Faber & Faber Pub./0571198813
  • I, Tina Turner, My Life Story - Tina Turner / Kurt Loder - Wm. Morrow Co. - NY, NY - 1986
  • James Brown Reader: Fifty Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul, The - Nelson George
  • Jazz and Blues - Graham Valliamy
  • Jazz & Blues Lover's Guide to the U.S., The - Christine Bird - Addison Wesley Co.
  • Jazz Ladies Print Portfolio - Pomegranate Books - Petaluma, CA
  • Jazz Lexicon, A - Robert S. Gold - Knopf - NY, NY
  • Jazz Lives - Gene Lees - Firefly Pub.
  • Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest - Ross Russell - Univ Calif. Press - Berkeley, CA
  • Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton - Howard Reich and William M. Gaines
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found - Joe Bonomo
  • Jimi (an intimate biography of Jimi Hendrix) - Curtis Knight - Praeger Pub. - NY, NY
  • Jimmie Rodgers - Nolan Porterfield - Univ. of Illinois Press - Champaign, IL - 1992
  • John Hammond On Record - J. Hammond / Irving Townsend - Ridge Press / Summit Books - NY, NY
  • Josh White: Society Blues - Elijah Wald
  • Juke Joint (photos)- Birney Imes - Univ. Mississippi Press - Oxford,
  • Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations - Brian Ward
  • Keith Richards: The Biography - Victor Bockris - Simon/Schuster - NY, NY
  • Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK - Guido van Rijn and Brian Ward
  • Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece - Ashley Kahn
  • King Blue - Al Simmons - Stone Wind Pub. - Chicago, IL
  • King of the Queen City: The Story of King Records (Music in American Life) - Jon Hartley Fox
  • King of the Delta Blues / The Life and Music of Charlie Patton) - Stephen Calt and Gayle Wardlow - Rock Chapel Press - Newton, NJ
  • King Records of Cincinnati (Images of America) - Randy McNutt
  • Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday - Avon Books - NY, NY
  • Land Where the Blues Began, The - Alan Lomax - Pantheon Books - Westminster, MD - 1993
  • Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu, The - Debra DeSalvo
  • Last Days of John Lennon, The - Frederic Seaman - Dell Pub. - NY, NY
  • Last Train to Memphis - Peter Guralnick - Little Brown & Co./0316332259
  • Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures - Tyehimba Jess, Tiny Robinson, John Reynolds, and Tom Waits
  • Leadbelly - No Stranger to the Blues (Richmond Music Folios) - Leadbelly and Hal Leonard Corp.
  • Let the Good Times Roll (Louis Jordan) - John Chilton - Great Britain
  • Lexicon of Black English, The - J.L. Dillard - Seabury Press, NY, NY
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life and Blues - Alan Govenar
  • Life and Legend of Leadbelly, The - Charles Wolfe / Kip Lornell - Harper Collins Pub. - NY, NY
  • Life and Times of Little Richard, The - Charles White - Pocket Books (Simon / Schuster) - NY, NY
  • Listen to the Blues - Bruce Cook - Charles Scribner's Sons Pub.- NY, NY
  • Listener's Guide to the Blues, The - Peter Guralnick
  • Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll Hardcover - David Kirby
  • Living Country Blues - Harry Oster - Folklife Assoc. - Detroit, MI
  • Living the Blues: Canned Heat's Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex and Survival - Fito de la Parra, T.W. McGarry, and Marlane McGarry
  • Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus - Alex Halberstadt
  • Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920 (Music in American Life) - by Peter C. Muir
  • Looking Up At Down: The Emergence of Blues Culture - William Barlow
  • Louisiana Music: A Journey from R&B to Zydeco, Jazz to Country, Blues to Gospel, Cajun Music to Swamp Pop to Carnival Music and Beyond - Rick Koster
  • Louisiana Rocks!: The True Genesis of Rock and Roll - Tom Aswell
  • Long Blues in A Minor - Gerardi Herzhaft - Univ. Arkansas Press - 1988
  • Looking Up at Down: The Emergence of Blues Culture - William A. Barlow - Temple Univ. Press - 1989
  • Lost Highway - Peter Guralnick - Vintage Books - NY, NY
  • Machers and Rockers / Chess records and the Business of Rock & Roll - Rich Cohen - Atlas Books / W.W. Norton Co. - NY, NY
  • The Making of Kind of Blue: Miles Davis and His Masterpiece - Eric Nisenson
  • Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers - Derrick Stewart-Baxter - Stein & Day Pub. - NY, NY
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - August Wilson - Dutton - 1985
  • Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey - Peter Guralnick, Robert Santelli, and Christopher John Farley
  • Meaning of the Blues, The - Paul Oliver - Collier Books - NY, NY
  • Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century - Barry Mazor
  • Meeting the Blues - Alan Govenar - Taylor Pub.
  • Memphis & the Delta Blues Trail: Great Destinations: A Complete Guide (Great Destinations) - Justin Gage and Melissa Gage
  • Memphis Blues - Bengt Olsson - Studio Vista - London
  • Memphis Blues: Birthplace Of A Music Tradition (Images of America) - William Bearden and Knox Phillips
  • Memphis Blues Again: Six Decades of Memphis Music Photographs, The - Ernest C. Withers, Daniel Wolff - Viking Press/0670030317
  • Really the Blues - Mezz Messrow / Bernard Wolfe - Doubleday - NY, NY
  • Memphis Music Before the Blues (Images of America) - Tim Sharp
  • Michael Bloomfield - If You Love These Blues: An Oral History (Book) by Jan Mark Wolkin, Bill Keenom, and Michael Bloomfield
  • Midnight Special (the legend of Leadbelly), The - Richard M.Garvin / Edward G. Addeo - Bernard Geiss Assoc.
  • Miles Davis for Beginners - Daryl Long - Writers & Readers Pub.
  • Mister Jelly Roll - Alan Lomax - Pantheon Books (Random House) - NY, NY - 1993
  • Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir - Adam Gussow
  • Mitchell & Ruff: An American Profile in Jazz - William Zinsser
  • Moanin' At Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf - James Segrest
  • Monterey Pop - Joel Selvin - Chronicle Pub. - S.F., CA
  • Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey - Sandra Lieb - Univ. of Mass. Press - Amhurst, MA
  • Musical Gumbo: The Music of New Orleans - Grace Lichtenstein/Laura Danker - W.W. Norton Co. - NY, NY
  • MusicHound Blues: The Essential Album Guide (Musichound Essential Album Guides) - Leland Rucker and Tim Schuller
  • Music Makers: Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America - Tim Duffy - Hill Street Press/1588180859
  • Music of Black Americans, The - Eileen Southern - W.W. Norton - NY - 1983
  • Music of _____ (series) - many books on regional music history and background on styles of music in the USA and Canada, titled by region, by state/province, by city, and by genre/style have been published by:
  • Alphascript Publishing - Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, and John McBrewster
  • and by:
  • Betascript Publishing - Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, and Susan F. Marseken (samples below)
  • Music of Chicago: Music of Chicago - Jazz, Chicago blues, Soul music, Chicago Cubs, House music, Chicago house, Dixieland, Chicago soul, Chicago hardcore, Chicago hip hop, Chicago Jazz Festival - John McBrewster, Frederic P. Miller, and Agnes F. Vandome
  • Music of Louisiana: Cajun, Cajun music, Creole music, Swamp blues, Swamp pop, Zydeco, Music of New Orleans, Jazz, New Orleans blues, List of festivals in Louisiana - Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, and John McBrewster
  • Music of Texas: Tejano music, Punk rock, Mariachi, Country music, Blues - Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, and John McBrewster
  • Myth of the Negro Past, The - Melville J. Herskovits
  • My Years With Bob Wills - Al Stricklin / Jon McConal - Naylor Co. - San Antonio, TX
  • Native American music: Native American music, Genre, Rock and roll, Blues, Hip hop music, Classical music, Film score, Reggae, Love song, Kwakwaka'wakw - John McBrewster, Frederic P. Miller, and Agnes F. Vandome
  • Negro Folk Music: USA - Harold Courlander - Columbia Univ. Press - NY, NY
  • Nighthawk Blues (a novel) - Peter Guralnick - Seaview Books
  • Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History (American Made Music) - Robert Springer
  • Nothing But the Blues - Mike Leadbitter - Hanover Books - London
  • Nothing But the Blues - Lawrence Cohn - Abbeville Press - N.Y. / London - 1993
  • NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Blues, The - David Evans and Taj Mahal
  • Of Minnie the Moocher and Me - Cab Calloway / Bryant Rollins - Thomas Y. Crowell Co. - NY, NY
  • Oh, What A Beautiful City - Robert Tilling - Univ. of Georgia Press - Athens, GA - 1993-P.Mill Press - UK
  • One Shoe Blues - Sandra Boynton and B.B. King
  • Pantheon Guide to Jazz, The - Tom Piazza - Random House - NY, NY
  • Paramount's Rise and Fall - Alex van der Tuuk - Mainspring Press - Denver, CO
  • Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings, The - Tony Russell, Chris Smith, Neil Slaven, and Ricky Russell
  • Pioneers of Country Music tr. cds. - drawn by R. Crumb w / bio. on reverse - Eclipse - Forestville, CA
  • Poetry of the Blues, The - Samuel Charters - Oak Pub. - NY, NY
  • Pops Foster: New Orleans Jazzman - G. Foster / T. Stoddard - Univ. Calif. Press - Berkeley, CA
  • Portraits of Twelve Major American Blues Masters - Pete Welding / Toby Byron
  • Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States, The - Samuel A. Floyd Jr.
  • Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, The - Nicholas Lemann - Knopf Pub.
  • Queen of the Blues (Dinah Washington) - Jim Haskins - William Morrow & Co. - NY, NY
  • Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story - Etta James
  • Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, “Coon Songs,” and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz (American Made Music Series) - Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff
  • R. Crumb Draws the Blues - Robert Crumb
  • R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country - R. Crumb - Abrams - NY, NY
  • Ramblin' on My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues (African American Music in Global Perspective) - David Evans
  • Rap Attack 2: African Rap / Global Hip Hop - David Toop - Serpent's Tail Pub.
  • Really the Blues - Bernard Wolfe and Mezz Mezzrow
  • Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers (Music in American Life) - John Broven
  • Recording the Blues - Robert Dixon / John Godrich - Studio Vista - London
  • Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast - Bruce Bastin - MacMillan Pub. - London - 1986
  • Reds, Whites, and Blues: Social Movements, Folk Music, and Race in the United States (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology) - William G. Roy
  • Remembering Bix - Ralph Berton - Harper & Row - NY, NY
  • Rhino's Cruise Through the Blues (Book) - Barry Hansen
  • Rhythm and the Blues: A Life in American Music - Jerry Wexler and David Ritz - Knopf - NY, NY
  • Rhythm and Blues In New Orleans - John Broven
  • Rhythm and Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop (American Popular Music) - Frank W. Hoffmann
  • Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South - Stanley Booth
  • Right to Sing the Blues, A: African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song - Jeffrey Melnick
  • Rise of Gospel Blues, The: The Music of Thomas Andrew Dorsey in the Urban Church - Michael W. Harris
  • Road to Robert Johnson, The: The Genesis and Evolution of Blues in the Delta From the Late 1800s Through 1938 (Guitar Educational) - Edward Komara and Robert Johnson
  • Robert Johnson: Lost and Found (Music in American Life) - Barry Lee Pearson, Bill McCulloch - Univ of Illinois Press/025202835X
  • Rock and Pop: Day by Day - Frank Laufenberg - Sterling Pub.
  • Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles - Paul Williams - Carroll & Graff Pub.
  • Rock 'N' Roll 39-59 - Charlie Gillett
  • Rock Art: Family Dog Concert Print Portfolio - Pomegranate - Petaluma, CA
  • Rock Folk - Michael Lyndon - Carol Pub.
  • Rock Names - Adam Dolgins - Carol Pub.
  • Rollin' and Tumblin': The Postwar Blues Guitarists - Jas Obrecht
  • Rolling Stone III. History of Rock - Anthony de Curtis - Random House - NY, NY
  • Romancing the Folk: Public Memory and American Roots Music (Cultural Studies of the United States) - Benjamin Filene
  • Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR - Guido van Rijn and Paul Oliver - American Made Music Series
  • Roots and Blues: A Celebration - Arnold Adoff and R. Gregory Christie
  • Rough Guide to Blues (Rough Guide Reference), The - Nigel Williamson
  • Russia Gets the Blues: Music, Culture, and Community in Unsettled Times (Culture and Society After Socialism) - Michael E. Urban and Andrei Evdokimov
  • Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story (American Made Music Series) - Sam Myers and Jeff Horton
  • Satchmo - Louis Armstrong - Signet Books - NY, NY
  • Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions in the Blues - Paul Oliver - Madison Books
  • Searching for Robert Johnson - Peter Guralnick, Plume Pub./0452279496
  • Seeds of Man - Woody Guthrie - Pocket Books - NY, NY
  • Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition - Adam Gussow - University of Chicago Press
  • Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow (Refiguring American Music) - Karl Hagstrom Miller
  • Selections from the Gutter - Art Hodes / Chadwick Hansen - Univ. Calif. Press - Berkeley, CA
  • Setting the Record Straight: The music and careers of recording artists from the 1950s and early 1960s ... in their own words - Anthony Musso
  • She's a Rebel: History of Women in Rock and Roll - Gillian G. Gear - Seal Pub.
  • Shining Trumpets - Rudi Blesh - Cassell Pub. - London
  • Showtime at the Apollo - Ted Fox
  • Singer of the Blues - Frank Surge - Lerner
  • Six Blues-Roots Pianists - Eric Kriss - Beeekman Pub.
  • Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands - Lydia Parrish - Univ. of Georgia Press - Athens, GA - 1993
  • Slave Songs of the United States - W.F. Allen/C.P. Ware/L.M. Garrison - Clearfield Co. - Baltimore, MD
  • Somebody's Angel Child: The Story of Bessie Smith - Carman Moore - Crowell Pub.
  • Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation - Mark Anthony Neal
  • Songsters and Saints - Paul Oliver - Cambridge Univ. Press - London - 1984
  • Soul and R&B (A History of American Music) - Christopher Handyside
  • Soul Music A - Z - Hugh Gregory - Sterling Pub.
  • Soul of New Orleans, The: A Legacy of Rhythm and Blues - Jeffery Hannusch
  • Sound of the City, The (The Rise of Rock 'n' Roll) - Charles Gillett - Dell Pub. - NY, NY
  • Sounds Good to Me - Barry L. Pearson - L. Filipacchi Pub. - Paris - 1985
  • Sounds of the South - Daniel Patterson, edit. - Duke Univ. Press (Southern Folklore Series)
  • Southern Rock: Rock Music, Americana, Rock and Roll, Country Music, Blues. Blues, Swamp Rock - Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, and Susan F. Marseken
  • Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and Legendary Chess Records - Nadine Cohodas
  • Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation, The - James H. Cone - Seabury Press
  • Squeeze My Lemon: A Collection of Classic Blues Lyrics (Book) - Randy Poe
  • Stagolee Shot Billy - Cecil Brown - Harvard Univ Press/0674010566
  • State of the Blues: The Living Legacy of the Delta by Jeff Dunas, William Ferris, and John Lee Hooker
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn - Caught in the Crossfire - Joe Nick Patoski / Bill Crawford
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan, Soul to Soul - Keri Leigh - Taylor Publishing
  • Stonemans - An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped
  • Their Lives, The - Ivan M. Tribe - U. of IL. Press - Champagne, IL
  • Story of Chess Records, The - John Collis
  • Story of the Blues, The - Paul Oliver - Chilton Book Co. - Philadelphia, PA
  • Strange Brew: Eric Clapton and the British Blues Boom - Christopher Hjort and John Mayall
  • Sunnyland Blues - Jack Vaughn and Sunnyland Slim - Proudtooth Pub. - Boston, MA
  • Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues (American Made Music Series) - Shane K. Bernard
  • Sweet as the Showers of Rain - Samuel Charters - Oak Publications - NY, NY
  • Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of
    Freedom - Peter Guralnick - Harperperennial Library Pub./0060960493
  • Swing City: Newark Nighlife, 1925 -1950 - Barbara J. Kukla - Temple
    Pub.
  • Swing That Music - Louis Armstrong
  • T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do: Women Blues Singers Old And New - Rhetta Akamatsu
  • Talking Jazz: An Illustrated Oral History - Ben Sidran - Pomegranate Books - Petaluma, CA
  • Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas) - Dr. Alan B. Govenar PhD.
  • They All Played Ragtime - Rudi Blesh / Harriet Janis - Oak Pub. - NY, NY
  • Tommy Johnson - David Evans - Studio Vista Pub. - London
  • Transforming Tradition - Meil V. Rosenberg, edit. - Univ. of Illinois Press - Champagne, IL
  • Treasury of Southern Folklore, A - B. A. Botkin
  • Trumpet Records: An Illustrated History w/discography - Marc Ryan - Big Nickel Pub. - Milford, NH - 1992
  • Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia - Bil Carpenter
  • Upside Your Head!: Rhythm and Blues on Central Avenue (Music/Culture) - Johnny Otis and George Lipsitz
  • Up The Mississippi / A Journey of the Blues - book and CD anthology of blues music - Eunice Boardman (edit.) - Mississippi Valley Blues Society (www.mvbs.org)
  • Urban Blues - Charles Keil - University of Chicago Press/0226429601
  • Virginia Blues: Country and Gospel Records 1902-1943 - An Annotated Discography - Kip Lornell - U. Kentucky
  • Virginia Piedmont Blues: The Lives & Art of Two Virginia Bluesmen (Cephas / Wiggins) - Barry Lee Pearson - U. PA Press
  • The Voice of the Blues: Classic Interviews from Living Blues Magazine - Jim O'Neal and Amy van Singel - Routledge/0415936543
  • Voice of the Delta, The - Robert Sacre, edit. - Liege Univ. Press - Paris, - 1987
  • W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues - David Roberston
  • We'll Understand It Better By And By - Bernice Johnson - Harper Collins - NY, NY - 1992
  • What Do They Want?: A Jazz Autobiography - Sammy Price
  • What Was the First Rock 'n' Roll Record? - Dawson / Propes - Faber & Faber Pub.
  • Wheelin' on Beale - Louis Cantor - Pharos Pub. - 1992
  • When Harlem Was in Vogue - David Levering Lewis
  • Who's Who in Jazz - John Chilton - Time-Life Special Edition - NY, NY
  • Who's Who in Soul Music - Ralph Tee - Prima Pub.
  • Willie Dixon - The Master Blues Composer - Willie Dixon
  • Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues - Mitsutoshi Inaba
  • Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life (American Made Music Series) - Alan Young
  • Woke Up This Mornin': Poetry of the Blues - A.X. Nicholas - Bantam - NY, NY
  • World Don't Owe Me Nothin', The - Honeyboy Edwards - Chicago Review Press, Chicago, IL
  • Women, Race and Class - Angela Yvonne Davis
  • Woody Guthrie: A Life - Joe Klein - A. Knopf - NY, NY
  • World of Duke Ellington, The - Stanley Dance - Chas. Scribner's & Sons - NY, NY
  • World of Earl Hines, The - Stanley Dance - Chas. Scribner's & Sons - NY, NY
  • World of Jazz, The - Jim Godbolt - Wellfleet Press (Book Sales, Inc.) - Secaucus, NJ
  • World of Jazz, The - Rodney Dale - Elsevier-Dutton (Sequoia Elsevier, Inc.) - NY, NY
  • World of Swing, The - Stanley Dance - Chas. Scribner's & Sons - NY, NY
  • Zydeco: Traditional Music, Louisiana Creole, Accordion, Washboard, Frottoir, Rhythm and Blues, Soul Music, Brass Band - Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, and Susan F. Marseken

The following books are all published by Da Capo Press, Inc., 233 Spring Street, NY, NY 10013:

  • A Left Hand Like God: A History of Boogie Woogie Piano - Peter Sylvester
  • Ain't Misbehavin': The Story of Fats Waller - Ed Kirkeby
  • Arrival of B.B. King, The - Charles Sawyer
  • Art of Jazz, The - Martin Williams
  • Art of Ragtime, The - William J. Schafer / Johannes Riedel
  • Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy Story - William Broonzy / Yannick Bruynoghe
  • Big Road Blues - David Evans
  • Billie's Blues - John Chilton
  • Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker - Robert Reisner
  • Black Magic - Langston Hughes
  • Black Musical Theatre - Allen Woll
  • Black Talk - Ben Sidran
  • Blow My Blues Away - George Mitchell
  • Bluegrass Breakdown - Robert Cantwell
  • Blues & the Poetic Spirit - Paul Green
  • Blues from the Delta - William R. Ferris / 0306803275
  • Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie
  • Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Davis
  • Blues Makers: Containing Reprints of Two Titles: The Bluesmen and
  • Sweet As the Showers of Rain, The - Samuel Barclay Charters - 0306804387
  • Blues Off the Record - Paul Oliver
  • Blues Who's Who - Sheldon Harris
  • Blues: An Anthology - W.C. Handy
  • Bossmen: Bill Monroe and Muddy Waters - James Rooney
  • Brother Ray - Ray Charles / David Ritz
  • Chicago Blues: The City and the Music - Michael Rowe
  • Chicago Breakdown - Michael Rowe
  • Country Blues, The - Samuel Charters
  • The Da Capo Jazz and Blues Lover's Guide to the United States - Christiane Bird
  • Dexter Gordon: A Musical Biography - Stan Britt
  • Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye - David Ritz
  • Duke Ellington In Person - Duke Ellington
  • Eric Clapton: Lost in the Blues - Harry Shapiro
  • Father of the Blues - W.C. Handy
  • I Am the Blues; The Willie Dixon Story - Willie Dixon / Don Snowden
  • Jazz Life, The - Nat Hentoff
  • Jazz: America's Classical Music - Grover Sales
  • Jimmie the Kid (The Life of Jimmie Rodgers) - Mike Paris / Chris Comber
  • Keith Jarrett: The Man and His Music - Ian Carr
  • Left hand Like God / A History Of Boogie Woogie Piano, A - Peter J.Silvester
  • Legacy of the Blues, The - Samuel Charters
  • Legend - Ruth Brown, Andrew Yule (Contributor)
  • Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story - Max Jones / John Chilton
  • Love In Vain: A Vision Of Robert Johnson - Alan Greenberg, Stanley Crouch - 030680557X
  • Mingus: A Critical Biography - Brian Priestley
  • Miss Rhythm: The Autobiography of Ruth Brown, Rhythm and Blues
  • Music is My Mistress - Duke Ellington
  • Piece of My Heart -: A Portrait of Janis Joplin - David Dalton
  • Rage to Survive - Etta James, David Ritz
  • Reggae Bloodlines - Davis / Simon
  • Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South - Stanley Booth - 0306809796
  • Right On: From Blues to Soul in Black America - Michael Haralambos
  • Roots of the Blues: An African Search, The - Samuel Charters
  • Screening the Blues: Aspects of the Blues Tradition - Paul Oliver
  • Stomping the Blues - Albert Murray
  • Stormy Monday: The T-Bone Walker Story - Helen O. Dance
  • Those Swinging Years - Charlie Barnet
  • To Be or Not to Bop - Dizzy Gillespie
  • We Called It Music: A Generation of Jazz - Eddie Condon
  • White Boy Singin' the Blues - Michael Bane
  • Woman With Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues - Paul and Beth Garon
  • World of Count Basie, The - Stanley Dance

Blues Videos

  • Albert Collins 1992 - Montreux Sounds EE 39163-9
  • American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966 - numerous video volumes
  • An American Songster (John Jackson) - Rhapsody Films
  • A Well Spent Life - Mance Lipscomb - 44 min.
  • Ballad of Rambin' Jack - Ramblin' Jack Elliot - 60 min.
  • Big City Blues (w/ Jim Brewer and Son Seals) - 30 min.
  • Blues Accordin’ to Lightin’ Hopkins, w/ Sun’s Gonna Shine - 41min.
  • Blues House Party
  • Bluesland - various artists
  • Blues Like Showers of Rain - 30 min.
  • Bonnie Raitt - Montreux Sounds DVD EE 39082-9
  • Born for Hard Luck (Peg Leg Sam) - Univ. of N. Carolina
  • Brother to Brother / a film (narrated drama) about the Harlem Renaissance - writer/director Rodney Evans
  • Bukka White & Son House - 60 min. - Masters of the Country Blues (with intro. by Taj Mahal)
  • Canned Heat - Montreux Sounds EE 39126-9
  • Carlos Santana Plays Blues at Montreux 2004 - with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Bobby Parker, and Buddy Guy - Montreux Sounds EE 39164-9 - 93 min.
  • Charles Mingus 1975 - Montreux Sounds EE 39047-9
  • Chicago Blues (w/ Muddy Waters and Floyd Jones) - 50 min.
  • Clifton Chenier: King of Zydeco
  • Curtis Mayfield 1987 - Montreux Sounds EE 39041-9
  • Dave Van Ronk
  • Deep Blues - A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads with Robert Palmer
  • Devil Got My Woman / Blues at Newport 1966 - Skip James, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, Bukka White, Rev. Pearly Brown - Vestapol #13049
  • Dreams and Songs of the Noble Old - narr. by Alan Lomax - Rhapsody Films
  • Dr. John - Montreux Sounds DVD EE 39099-9
  • Ella Fizgerald 1969 - Montreux Sounds EE 39048-9
  • Eric Clapton 1986 - Montreux Sounds EE 39125-9
  • Good Morning, Blues - PBS - Shanachie / Yazoo
  • Hot Pepper: The Life and Music of Clifton Chenier
  • James Brown 1987 - Montreux Sounds EE 39102-9
  • Jeff Healey Band, The - Montreux Sounds DVD EE 39045-9
  • Johnny Lang Live at Montreux 1999 - Montreux Sounds EE 39147-9
  • Ladies Sing the Blues
  • Land Where the Blues Began, The - Narr. by Alan Lomax - 60 min. - Rhapsody Films
  • Last of the Blue Devils, The - Rhapsody Films
  • Legends of the Delta Blues - Son House / Bukka White, etc.
  • Louie Bluie - Henry Armstrong - 60 min.
  • Mance Lipscomb & Lightin’ Hopkins - 45 min. - Masters of the Country Blues (w/ Taj Mahal)
  • M for Mississippi / A Road Trip Through the Birthplace of the Blues - Broke & Hungry Records M4M001
  • Mark Naftalin’s Blues Monday w/ Lowell Fulson & Curtis Mayfield - Rhapsody Films
  • Mark Naftalin’s Blues Monday w/ John Lee Hooker & Charlie Musselwhite - Rhapsody Films
  • Marvin Gaye 1980 - Montreux Sounds EV 30031-9
  • Maxwell Street Blues - Rhapsody Films
  • Messin’ With the Blues
  • Michael "Hawkeye" Herman / "Live In Concert" - Topaz Productions - 2 hr.
  • Mike Seeger and Elizabeth Cotton in Concert
  • Nina Simone 1976 - Montreux Sounds EE 39106-9
  • Only The Strong Survive / Memphis / Chicago Soul
  • Otis Rush & Friends - Montreux Sounds DVD EE 39114-9
  • Percy Mayfield: Poet Laureate of the Blues - 30 min.
  • Piano Players Rarely Play Together (w/ A. Toussaint, Professor Longhair, & Tuts Washington
  • Ray Charles - Montreux Sounds DVD EE 39161-9
  • Rev. Gary Davis & Sonny Terry - 50 min. - Masters of the Country Blues (with Taj Mahal)
  • Respect Yourself / Stax Records story - 2hrs.
  • Salute to Leadbelly
  • Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (Gatemouth Moore) - California Newsreel
  • Say Amen, Somebody - Thomas Dorsey gospel video – PBS
  • Search for Robert Johnson - Sony Music Corp.
  • Sippie (Sippie Wallace)
  • Son House and Bukka White - Yazoos
  • Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee and Pete Seeger
  • Sun’s Gonna Shine
  • Sweet Home Chicago / The Chess Records Story
  • Three Generations of the Blues - PBS
  • Times Ain’t What They Used to Be - Yazoo #512 - Yazoo/Shanachie -1993
  • Willie King / Down In The Woods - Visible World Films - 63 min.
  • Zydeco Gumbo