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The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues

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Here's the definitive one-volume resource on everything jazz
and blues! From their roots in African culture to their expression
in the music of the twentieth century, the history of jazz
and blues reveals how this truly American music came to
be part of the soundtrack of contemporary urban life. Comprehensive,
authoritative, and accessible, The Billboard
Illustrated Encyclopedi
...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Billboard Books
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This is an incredibly extensive resource for the history of Jazz and Blues, highlighting their relationship to each other throughout each decade. For each, the most important musicians of the time are given individual biographies, identifying the circles they played in, as well as the most famous songs at the time. Anyone interested in these genres should have a read, there's a lot to pick up.
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