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The Resource A bad woman feeling good : blues and the women who sing them, Buzzy Jackson

A bad woman feeling good : blues and the women who sing them, Buzzy Jackson

Label
A bad woman feeling good : blues and the women who sing them
Title
A bad woman feeling good
Title remainder
blues and the women who sing them
Statement of responsibility
Buzzy Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The women who broke the rules, creating their own legacy of how to live and sing the blues. An exciting lineage of women singers-originating with Ma Rainey and her protegee Bessie Smith-shaped the blues, launching it as a powerful, expressive vehicle of emotional liberation. Along with their successors Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Janis Joplin, they injected a dose of reality into the often trivial world of popular song, bringing their message of higher expectations and broader horizons to their audiences. These women passed their image, their rhythms, and their toughness on to the next generation of blues women, which has its contemporary incarnation in singers like Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams (with whom the author has done an in-depth interview). Buzzy Jackson combines biography, an appreciation of music, and a sweeping view of American history to illuminate the pivotal role of blues women in a powerful musical tradition. Musician Thomas Dorsey said, "The blues is a good woman feeling bad." But these women show by their style that he had it backward: The blues is a bad woman feeling good
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Buzzy
Dewey number
  • 782.421643/092/273
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML400
LC item number
.J24 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women blues musicians
  • Blues (Music)
  • Chanteuses de blues
  • Blues
  • Blues (Music)
  • Women blues musicians
  • United States
Label
A bad woman feeling good : blues and the women who sing them, Buzzy Jackson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip053/2004026996.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bad women, the early years : Mamie Desdoumes, Sophie Tucker, Mamie Smith, and Ma Rainey -- The air and how to fill it : Bessie Smith, blues singer -- Billie Holiday, jazz noir -- The devil and the deep blue sea : Etta James and Aretha Franklin -- The great Saturday night swindle : Tina Turner and Janis Joplin -- Blues attitude
Control code
ocm57001820
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780393059366
Lccn
2004026996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57001820
  • (OCoLC)57001820
Label
A bad woman feeling good : blues and the women who sing them, Buzzy Jackson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip053/2004026996.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bad women, the early years : Mamie Desdoumes, Sophie Tucker, Mamie Smith, and Ma Rainey -- The air and how to fill it : Bessie Smith, blues singer -- Billie Holiday, jazz noir -- The devil and the deep blue sea : Etta James and Aretha Franklin -- The great Saturday night swindle : Tina Turner and Janis Joplin -- Blues attitude
Control code
ocm57001820
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780393059366
Lccn
2004026996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57001820
  • (OCoLC)57001820

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