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Blues Audiobooks

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    Rememberings

    Narrated by Sinéad O'Connor ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 14 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE LANDMARK MEMOIR OF A GLOBAL MUSIC ICONSHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2021Sinéad O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's 'Nothing Compares 2 U' made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on American television.O'Connor was unapologetic and ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Life

    Narrated by Joe Hurley, Johnny Depp ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 5 min

    Once-in-a-generation memoir of a rock legend - the No. 1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller.'Electrifying' New York Times'A masterpiece' The Word'Funny, poignant, brutally honest' Sunday TelegraphWith the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    A Little Devil in America

    In Praise of Black Performance

    Narrated by JD Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.An electrifying celebration of Black performances, cultures and communities in the United States, from the New York Times bestselling poet and critic Hanif AbdurraqibAt the March on Washington, Josephine Baker reflected on her life and her legacy. She had spent decades as one of the most successful entertainers in the world, but, she told the crowd, "I was a devil in ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Up Jumped the Devil

    The Real Life of Robert Johnson

    Narrated by Leon Nixon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 33 min

    Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age twenty-seven. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdotes. Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over fifty years of research. Gayle Dean Wardlow has been interviewing ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Blues

    A Very Short Introduction

    by Elijah Wald ...
    Narrated by Brian Telestai ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 8 min

    Praised as "suave, soulful, ebullient" (Tom Waits), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It has been defined by lyrical structure, or as a progression of chords, or as a set of practices reflecting West African "tonal and rhythmic approaches," using a five-note "blues scale." He traces its ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Memphis Mayhem

    A Story of the Music That Shook Up the World

    by David A. Less ...
    Narrated by Chris Abernathy ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 16 min

    Memphis gave birth to music that changed the world-Memphis Mayhem is a fascinating history of how music and culture collided to change the state of music forever Memphis Mayhem weaves the tale of the racial collision that led to a cultural, sociological, and musical revolution. David Less constructs a fascinating narrative of the city that has produced a startling array of talent, including Elvis ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Live at Jackson Station

    Music, Community, and Tragedy in a Southern Blues Bar

    Narrated by Gary Bennett ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 14 min

    The smoke was thick, the music was loud, and the beer was flowing. In the fast-and-loose 1980s, Jackson Station Rhythm and Blues Club in Hodges, South Carolina, was a festive late-night roadhouse filled with people from all walks of life who gathered to listen to the live music of high-energy performers. Housed in a Reconstruction-era railway station, the blues club embraced local Southern culture ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    I Ain't Studdin' Ya

    My American Blues Story

    by Bobby Rush ...
    Narrated by Bobby Rush, Leon Nixon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 14 min

    Experience music history with this memoir by one of the last of the genuine old school Blues and R&B legends, the Grammy-winning dynamic showman Bobby Rush.This memoir charts the extraordinary rise to fame of living blues legend, Bobby Rush. Born Emmett Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he adopted the stage name Bobby Rush out of respect for his father, a pastor. As a teenager, Rush acquired his ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Being Elvis

    A Lonely Life

    by Ray Connolly ...
    Narrated by Russell Bentley ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 38 min

    The perfect companion to Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming biopic Elvis, a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler.What was it like to be Elvis Presley? What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner? As the world's first rock star there was no one to tell him what to expect, no one with whom he could share the burden of being himself - of being Elvis.On the outside he ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    Holding the Note

    Writing On Music

    by David Remnick ...
    Narrated by David Remnick, Matt Godfrey ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 41 min

    ‘Always up close and personal, always tenacious and informed by deep background, and always vivid and veracious’ The TimesThis audio edition is read by the author, David Remnick, and Matt Godfrey.The greatest popular songs, whether it’s Aretha Franklin singing ‘Respect’ or Bob Dylan performing ‘Blind Willie McTell’, have a way of embedding themselves in our memories. You remember a time and a ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Brother Robert

    Growing Up with Robert Johnson

    Narrated by Janina Edwards ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 30 min

    An intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson's stepsister, including new details about his family, music, influences, tragic death, and musical afterlifeThough Robert Johnson was only twenty-seven years young and relatively unknown at the time of his tragic death in 1938, his enduring recordings have solidified his status as a progenitor of the Delta blues style. And yet, while his music has ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD $27.99 AUD

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    When I Left Home

    My Story

    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 27 min

    According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An enormous influence on these musicians as well as on Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of Chicago blues.Guy’s epic story stands at the absolute nexus of modern blues. He came to Chicago from rural Louisiana in the fifties—the very moment ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Can't Be Satisfied

    The Life and Times of Muddy Waters

    by Robert Gordon ...
    Narrated by Keb' Mo' ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 9 min

    “A biography that crackles with as much energy as the great bluesman’s songs.” —Ted Drozdowski, Boston PhoenixThe epic, rollicking, up-and-down life of Muddy Waters—who went from Mississippi farmhand to musical legend, invented electric blues, and created the template for the rock-and- roll band and its wild lifestyle—is chronicled with rare vividness in Robert Gordon’s widely praised biography. ... Read more

    $57.99 AUD $47.99 AUD

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    Slowhand

    The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

    by Philip Norman ...
    Narrated by Peter Coates ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 33 min

    'The masterful biographer Philip Norman has unearthed countless fascinating details' DAILY MAILFor half a century Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be rock music's greatest virtuoso, the unrivalled master of its indispensable tool, the solid-body electric guitar. His career has spanned the history of rock, and often shaped it via the seminal bands with whom he's played: the Yardbirds, John ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Delta Blues

    The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

    by Ted Gioia ...
    Narrated by Chris Abernathy ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 17 min

    The definitive account of how the rough sounds of the Mississippi Delta changed the course of American popular music. The blues grew out of the plantations and prisons, the swampy marshes and fertile cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. With original research and keen insights, Ted Gioia-the author of a landmark study of West Coast jazz and the critically acclaimed The History of Jazz-brings to ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Beyoncé

    Narrated by Nerissa Bradley ...
    Series series Lives of the Musicians

    Unabridged

    3 hours 32 min

    Beyoncé is not simply a pop sensation. She is a cultural phenomenon empowering the oppressed and dispossessed, challenging white privilege and misogyny and exploding gender politics. But who is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter? And how did a small girl from Houston become the strong confident woman whose albums sell in their millions and whose songs have become anthems against racial and sexual ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Blues from Laurel Canyon

    My Life as a Bluesman

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 34 min

    John Mayall has played with them all: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Andy Fraser, and the list goes on. Now, in his 80s, John continues to tour all over the world and perform to sold-out crowds. With an incredible blues career spanning over fifty years, rightly earning him the title the “Godfather of British Blues,” John shares his experiences and encounters in ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Your Van Is On Fire

    The Miscellaneous Meanderings of a Musician

    by Seth Walker ...
    Narrated by Seth Walker ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 34 min

    Your Van Is On Fire is a riotous and charming melange of a touring musician’s meandering life. Part memoir, part meditation, part art gallery, it sheds light on the ins, outs and what-have-yous of life inside the mind and van of an artist. The collection includes short essays, poems, and paintings capturing Walker’s early years growing up in a musical family on a Quaker commune, to his discovery ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Blues and Trouble

    Twelve Stories

    by Tom Piazza ...
    Narrated by Todd Menesses ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 47 min

    Exploring the diverse landscape of American life, the stories in Blues and Trouble: Twelve Stories capture the lives of people caught between circumstance and their own natures or on the run from fate—from a Jewish couple encountering a dealer in Nazi memorabilia to the troubled family of a Gulf Coast fisherman awaiting a hurricane.Tom Piazza’s debut short story collection, originally published in ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    The Blues

    Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 1 min

    All prior histories on the blues have alleged it originated on plantations in the Mississippi Delta. Not true, says author Chris Thomas King. In The Blues, King presents facts to disprove such myths. For example, as early as 1900, the sound of the blues was ubiquitous in New Orleans. The Mississippi Delta, meanwhile, was an unpopulated sportsman’s paradise—the frontier was still in the process of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Alma Negra Alma Branca

    O Verdadeiro Rosto Do Blues

    Unabridged

    8 hours 38 min

    Uma viagem no mundo antigo do blues: como nasceu, as suas origens, o seu percurso no mundo. E depois muitas histórias e biografias sobre os seus protagonistas, brancos e negros, que contribuíram para criá-lo e para difundi-lo ao grande público.PUBLISHER: TEKTIME ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

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    Amy Winehouse

    by Kate Solomon ...
    Narrated by Rebecca Lee ...
    Series series Lives of the Musicians

    Unabridged

    2 hours 50 min

    In her intense, brief life, Amy Winehouse's music spoke directly to millions. And since her death, her fans have only increased.Amy Winehouse is one of those pop stars that comes along so rarely we're not sure we knew what we had when we had her. Her story speaks to us not because the relentless tabloid coverage of her darker days unfolded in real time, but because she tapped into deeply personal ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Looking To Get Lost

    Adventures in Music and Writing

    Narrated by Jim Meskimen ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 55 min

    By the bestselling author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll and Last Train the Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, this dazzling new book of profiles is a culmination of Peter Guralnick’s remarkable work, which from the start has encompassed the full sweep of blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll.It covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

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    Biography of a Phantom

    A Robert Johnson Blues Odyssey

    Narrated by Adam Verner ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 46 min

    When blues master Robert Johnson's recordings were rereleased to great fanfare in the 1960s, little was known about his life, giving rise to legends that he gained success by selling his soul to the devil. Biography of a Phantom is musicologist Mack McCormick's search, from the late 1960s until McCormick's death in 2015, to uncover Johnson's life story. McCormick spent decades reconstructing ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD