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Deep Are the Roots : Memoirs of a Black Expatriate, Heath, Gordon R. ; Abramson, Doris (Foreword by) ; Thelwell, Ekwueme Mike (Afterword by)
1 Heath, Gordon R. ; Abramson, Doris (Foreword by) ; Thelwell, Ekwueme Mike (Afterword by) Deep Are the Roots : Memoirs of a Black Expatriate
1558490205 / 9781558490208; NEW - "Superb autobiography of a gay black actor. . . . Rich commentary on the thespian arts in the grandly informal words of Heath (1918-1991) , who played a legion of classic roles, became the first black announcer on American radio, played scores of whites on radio dramas. . . And apparently possessed a wit, if not genius, for marvelous speech - and who wrote just as well. . . He was also a skilled musician and singer and, in Paris, owned a nightclub (where he did a guitar act) and directed his own theater. . . Caviar. " Kirkus Reviews. Includes black & white photographs. Includes index.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
University Of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA, 1992, First Edition
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
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2 Merrill, Hugh The Blues Route
0688066119 / 9780688066116; Hugh Merrill set out in 1986 on a cross-country trek to retrace the migration of blues musicians from the rural South to the rest of the country. From the birthplace of the blues - Dockery Plantation and the juke joints of the Mississippi River Delta, to the crowded blues bars of Chicago's South side, he continues meeting and talking to blues musicians. He visited smoky dives on the fringe of New Orlean's French Quarter, dance bars featuring Zydeco (an amalgam of Cajun rythms and blues) , and the cocktail lounges of Oakland and Los Angeles. We meet the legends of blues and the new generation of performers struggling to preserve the music - this blues universe is to be relished by both aficionados and the uninitiated. 236 pages including 8 pages of photographs, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1990, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
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Price: 8.28 USD
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3 Thompson, John J. Raised by Wolves: the Story of Christian Rock & Roll
1550224212 / 9781550224214; This is an insider's look at the birth, evolution and growing popularity of Christian rock music. As the counter-culture movement of the sixties gathered steam, one of its first splinter groups was the Jesus freaks. In addition to newly hip pastors, the scene produced a handful of musicians who brazenly coupled rock & roll music with lyrics that reflected a Christian world-view. Jesus music was born. But by the late sixties, Christian rock had been rejected by its forefathers and dismissed by mainstream pop culture. Legions of creative musicians suddenly found themselves orphaned - left to be raised by wolves. As the author argues, these musicians are the real rebels of rock & roll, living on the fringes of an underground Christian culture, and discovering what can be accomplished when art is combined with faith. Full of photographs that reveal the amazing diversity of the Christian rock scene, this volume presents a detailed exploration of the artists, the social conditions, and, above all, the music that has married Christianity and rock & roll for more than 30 years. 262 pages including an extensive index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
E C W Press
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000, 
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Illustrated by Kotthoff, Dinah K.; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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