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Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sing Them
Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Si

Our Price: $24.00
By Buzzy Jackson (au)
Year: 2005
Pages: 319
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 393059367

Product Code: 1437951910

This is the blues-women’s story, from the earliest days of the music to the way the blues sounds today. An exciting lineage of women singers -- originating with Ma Rainey and her protégée Bessie Smith -- launched the blues as a powerful, expressive vehicle of emotional liberation. Along with their successors, Billie Holliday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Janis Joplin, they injected a dose of reality into the often trivial world of popular song. These women passed their image, rhythms, and toughness on to the next generation of blueswomen, which has its contemporary incarnation in singers like Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. “A sweeping view of American history to illuminate the role of blueswomen in a powerful musical tradition.”

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