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Deep Are the Roots : Memoirs of a Black Expatriate

By: Heath, Gordon R. ; Abramson, Doris (Foreword by) ; Thelwell, Ekwueme Mike (Afterword by)

Price: $10.58

Publisher: Amherst, MA, University Of Massachusetts: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003579


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... View more info

The Blues Route

By: Merrill, Hugh

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Morrow/Avon: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000664


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 r... View more info

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Raised by Wolves: the Story of Christian Rock & Roll

By: Thompson, John J.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, E C W Press: 2000

Seller ID: 002859


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 forefa... View more info