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      This page lists Music Reference Books which include "Blues" in their title, or whose primary focus is Blues Music. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of every book ever published about this genre of music. It is just a list of every book I own "{A}" or have personally referenced in local Wisconsin libraries.

      New pages split off from my original Bibliography page

{..} = Who owns, or owned, this reference book (see the complete code list in library)

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    Complete details in order by author and date A  
  1. #mk - Dan Aykroyd   & Ben Manilla   {A} - cover scans
          "Elwood's Blues: Interviews with the Blues Legends & Stars",
          San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books,
          2004, 262 p., ISBN: 0-87930-809-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-809-4, LC: 2004-015467, UPC: 9-780879-308094

    B  

  2. #if - Bourgeois. 1996, "Blueswomen: Profiles of 37 Early Performers, with an Anthology of Lyrics, 1920-1945"   A{C}
  3. #3u - Bourgeois. 2004, "Blueswomen: Profiles of 37 Early Performers, with an Anthology of Lyrics, 1920-1945" (reprint)   {A}

  4. #ga - Erlewine, Michael (ed.) with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Cub Koda.   {A} - cover scans
          "All Music Guide to the Blues, 1st ed."
          San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books
          1996, 424 p., ISBN: 0-87930-424-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-424-9, LC: 96-77864, UPC: 9-780879-304249

  5. #gm - Erlewine, Michael, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra Cub Koda & Stephen Thomas Erlewine eds.   {A}{F} - cover scans
          "All Music Guide to the Blues, 2nd ed."
          San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books
          1999, 662 p., ISBN: 0-87930-548-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-548-2, LC: 98-42564, UPC: 9-780879-305482
        781.643 - All (.F)

  6. #7j - Bogdanov, Vladimir, Chris Woodstra & Stephen Thomas Erlewine.   {A} - cover scans
          "All Music Guide to the Blues, 3rd ed."
          San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books
          2003, 756 p., ISBN: 0-87930-736-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-736-3, LC: 2003-040408, UPC: 9-780879-307363

  7. #3u - Bourgeois. 2004, "Blueswomen: Profiles of 37 Early Performers, with an Anthology of Lyrics, 1920-1945 (reprint)"   {A}

  8. #gt - Brooks, Lonnie, - Cub Koda & - Wayne Baker Brooks.   {A}{F} - cover scans
          "Blues For Dummies" - dummies.com
          Foreword: Dan Aykroyd, Afterword: B.B. King, Foster City, CA / Chicago, IL / Indianapolis, IN / New York, NY: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.
          1998, 374 p., ISBN: 0-7645-5080-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-7645-5080-5, LC: 98-85428, UPC: 9-780764-550805
          (includes a 12 track CD, "Blues For Dummies", Universal City, CA: Universal Music Special Products, Inc., 1998, MS-37220, Part #R511)
          781.643092 Bro (.F)

    C  

  9. #ca - Charters, Samuel B.   {F} - cover scans
          "The Bluesmen: The Story and the Music of the Men Who Made the Blues"
          New York, NY: Oak Publications, London, U.K.: Music Sales Limited
          1967, 223 p., ISBN: 0-8256-0096-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-8256-0069-2, LC: 67-24017, UPC: ?
        781.643 - Cha (.F)

    D  

  10. #ys - Dicaire. 1999, Dicaire. "Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century"   {A}

  11. #yt 2002, Dicaire. "More Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Artists from the Later 20th Century"   {A}

    H  

  12. #gd - Hadley, Frank-John.   {A}{I} - cover scans
          "The Grove Press Guide to the Blues on CD"
          Foreword: Nat Hentoff, New York, NY: Grove Press
          1993, 311 p., ISBN: 0-8021-3328-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-8021-3328-1, LC: 93-17305, UPC: 9-780802-133281
        ML 156.4 - .B6 - H3 (.I)

    L  

  13. #7s - Larkin, Colin   {A} - cover scans
          "The Guinness Who's Who of Blues"
          Enfield, Middlesex, U.K.: Guinness Publishing Ltd.
          1993, 384 p., ISBN: 0-85112-725-8, ISBN-13: 978-0-85112-725-5, LC: ?, UPC: 9-780851-127255

  14. #6y - Larkin, Colin - cover scans   {A}
          "The Virgin Encyclopedia of the Blues"
          London, U.K.: Virgin Books, in association with Muze UK Ltd.
          1998, 415 p., ISBN: 0-7535-0226-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-7535-0226-6, LC: ?, UPC: 9-780753-502266

  15. #aw - Leadbitter, Mike   & Neil Slaven   {A}{F}{U} - cover scans
          "Blues Records: January 1943 to December 1966"
          London, U.K.: Hanover Books Ltd.
          1968, 381 p., ISBN: none, LC: 68-57795, no UPC
        R - 780.266 - Lea (.F)
    Related: "Blues and Gospel Records. 1902-1942", by John Godrich Robert M.W. Dixon {B}
        Storyville Publications and Co., 1969. 912 p., ISBN: 0-902391-00-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-902391-00-0, LC: ?

  16. #8o - Leadbitter, Mike   & Neil Slaven   {A} - cover scans
          "Blues Records: 1943 to 1970: A Selective Discography Volume 1 A-K"
          London, U.K.: Record Information Services
          1987, 800 p., ISBN: 0-907872-07-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-907872-07-8, LC: 89-201048, UPC: ?
    "Blues Records: 1943 to 1970: A Selective Discography Volume 2 L-Z" by Leadbitter, Mike, Leslie Fancourt, and Paul Pelletier {B}
        Big Nickel Publications, 1995, 810 p. 0-907872-25-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-907872-25-2

    R  

  17. #lm - Russell, Tony   {A} - cover scans
          "The Blues: from Robert Johnson to Robert Cray"
          New York, NY: Schirmer Books
          1997, 224 p., ISBN (paperback): 0-02-864886-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-02-864886-6, LC: 97-67479, UPC: 9-780028-648866
        ISBN (hardcover): 0-02-864862-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-02-864862-0

    S  

  18. #bl - Scott, Frank and the Staff of Down Home Music.   {A}{C}{F}{I} - cover scans
          "The Down Home Guide to the Blues"
          Chicago, IL: A Cappella Books
          1991, 250 p., ISBN: 1-55652-130-8, ISBN-13: 978-1-55652-130-0, LC: 90-37638, UPC: 9-781556-521300
        781.643 - S425d (.C), 781.643 - Sco (.F), R - 781.643 - Sco (.F), R - ML 156.4 .B6 S26 (.I)

All the above books in order by author and date

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