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Best Blues Books You Should Read

There are countless Blues courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music (2009)

Best Blues Books You Should Read“The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”―Atlanta Journal-Constitution In this “expertly researched, elegantly written, dispassionate yet thoughtful history” (Gary Giddins), award-winning author Ted Gioia gives us “the rare combination of a tome that is both deeply informative and enjoyable to read” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). From the field hollers of nineteenth-century plantations to Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Delta Blues delves into the uneasy mix of race and money at the point where traditional music became…
Author(s): Ted Gioia

2. 40th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values (2019)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadThis new 40th Anniversary edition features a throwback cover style that pays homage to the very 1st Edition Blue Book of Gun Values and includes all the new 2019 makes and models, along with important pricing updates on many current and discontinued models.• For the first time in decades, many values on collectible firearms, especially AR-15s, have gone down significantly – this new 40th edition carefully tracks this recent trend.• 2,512 pages are included on nearly 1,700 manufacturers/trademarks, with almost 30,000 gun model descriptions, and over…
Author(s): S. P. Fjestad

3. Blues People: Negro Music in White America (1999)

Best Blues Books You Should Read“The path the slave took to ‘citizenship’ is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen’s music — through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz… [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music.”So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history. From the music…
Author(s): Leroi Jones

4. Blue Hole Back Home (2017)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadIn a time when cross burnings and men in white hoods appeared to be a thing of the past, a small town confronts a kind of hate it thought had long since died out… Shelby Lenoir Maynard, nicknamed Turtle, has never much trusted girls her own age, spending her days instead with her brother and his pack of friends. But when a mysterious Sri Lankan girl of Moorish descent moves to town, Turtle invites her to their secret haven: the Blue Hole. Turtle could not have imagined how much that simple gesture would alter the rest of her life, or the lives of those she loves. As tensions rise,…
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake

5. Little Blue Truck big book (2010)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadBeep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others. #493,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1051 in Children’s Farm Animal Books (Books) #2456 in Children’s Transportation Books (Books) Would you like to ?If…
Author(s): Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry

6. No More Secrets: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon) (2016)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadCarter Pierce is a man who believes in signs. He just doesn’t know what to do with this one.In the small town of Blue Moon Bend, where everybody is a matchmaker, Carter wants to be left alone to tend the family farm. After returning from Afghanistan with scars, his only goal is recovery. He doesn’t need any distractions, and definitely not one with silver-blonde hair and lips that beg to be kissed.Summer Lentz is a journalist from the city sent to interview Carter and his family. She’s out of place in the small town, with her designer wardrobe and workaholic lifestyle. She asks…
Author(s): Lucy Score

7. The Only Blue Door (2013)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadThis is the story of Maggie and her young siblings, Grace and Billy. It is September 1940, the children are living in the East End of London with their mother. Their father has been killed at Dunkirk and their mother goes into hospital to have her fourth child, leaving the children with a neighbour. In one of the worst bombing raids of the war their home is destroyed and the neighbour is killed. Bewildered and frightened, the children wander the streets until they are taken in by some nuns. But their problems are not over; no-one can trace their mother and, labelled as orphans, they are sent as child migrants to Australia. The story…
Author(s): Joan Fallon

8. Endless Stretch of Blue (2019)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadLorenzo Moretti and Damon Blackwell have never met, but they’re tied together by the same tragedy. They were both there that night. They each lost someone they loved. They’ve been living as shells of their former selves ever since. Running into each other and realizing their shared pasts? Pure serendipity.Being together is a tingle at the base of Enzo’s spine, a comfort that settles into Damon’s bones. No one understands what they went through the night the club caught fire—until now. For the first time, they have someone to lean on, someone who knows all the right things to say and…
Author(s): Riley Hart

9. Fall into Temptation: A Small Town Love Story (Blue Moon) (2016)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadBeckett Pierce is the most eligible bachelor in the nosiest small town in upstate New York. But after his last girlfriend handcuffed herself to his porch and set his welcome mat on fire, he’s not looking for any more romance.Even if it lands right in his backyard. And has miles of red hair.Gianna Decker has her hands full–no, overflowing–with problems. With two kids, a useless ex, and a brand new yoga studio, the last thing on her mind is finding a man who’ll cause her more problems. Making out with her broody landlord? Yeah, that would be a problem. Lusting after the sexy mayor of the town she just moved to? Definitely a…
Author(s): Lucy Score

10. Red, White & Royal Blue (2019)

Best Blues Books You Should ReadWhen his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more…
Author(s): Casey McQuiston

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We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some blues books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The French Parliament and the European Union: Backbenchers Blues

Author(s): Olivier Rozenberg
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408472

Downtown Revitalisation and Delta Blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi: Lessons for Small Cities and Towns

Author(s): John C. Henshall
Publisher: Springer Singapore,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313844

Chicago’s Redevelopment Machine and Blues Clubs

Author(s): David Wilson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2203954

Bluestone and Stool’s Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5e

Author(s): Charles Bluestone, Jeffrey Simons, Gerald Healy
Publisher: PMPH USA, Ltd., Year: 2018, Size: 64 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2230426

Hurtling Toward Happiness: A Mother and Teenage Son’s Road Trip from Blues to Bonding In a Really Small Car

Author(s): Claudia Hunter Johnson
Publisher: Arcade Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2224713

Development arrested : The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta

Author(s): Gilmore, Ruth Wilson; Woods, Clyde Adrian
Publisher: Verso, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2237629

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Author(s): Adam Gussow
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Year: 2017, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2290740

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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