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Blues

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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

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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 or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dirty Bird Blues

    Unabridged

    7 hours 30 min

    A quietly influential force in African American literature and art, Clarence Major makes his Penguin Classics debut with the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Dirty Bird BluesSet in post-World War II Chicago and Omaha, the novel features Manfred Banks, a young, harmonica-blowing blues singer who is always writing music in his head. Torn between his friendships with fellow musicians and nightclub ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Guitar King

    Michael Bloomfield's Life in the Blues

    by David Dann ...
    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    31 hours 3 min

    Named one of the world's great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield (1943-1981) remains beloved by fans nearly forty years after his untimely death. Taking listeners backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield's work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric ... Read more

    $52.40 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street

    by NBC Radio ...
    Narrated by Full Cast ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 6 min

    Like New Orleans Dixieland music? If you do, then you will love these thirty minute programs from the NBC Radio Network, broadcast in 1941.Featured are the bands of Henry Levine and Paul Lavalle, vocals by Diane Courtney, with such hosts as Gino “Long Locks” Hamilton, and Jackamo “Satchel Trousers” McCarthy. The main attractions are the wonderful Dixieland band arrangements of Paul Lavalle and ... Read more

    $34.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    One Song at a Time

    Tales from the Kerrville Folk Festival

    Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour

    Founded by Rod Kennedy, the Kerrville FolkFestival has run annually since 1972. It is the longest continuously runningmusic festival of its kind in North America. For eighteen straight days andnights each May and June, over thirty thousand guests come from all over theworld to experience the magic of what the folks there simply call “Kerrville.”The festival is known internationally as a mecca for ... Read more

    $14.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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 ICONSinéad 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 impossible to ignore, calling out ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    King of the Blues

    The Rise and Reign of B.B. King

    Narrated by Cary Hite ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 7 min

    Riley “Blues Boy” King (1925-2015) was born into deep poverty in Jim Crow Mississippi. Wrenched away from his sharecropper father, B.B. lost his mother at age ten, leaving him more or less alone. Music became his emancipation from exhausting toil in the fields. Inspired by a local minister’s guitar and by the records of Blind Lemon Jefferson and T-Bone Walker and encouraged by his cousin, the ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Blues

    The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture

    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

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    Bessie Smith

    A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

    by Jackie Kay ...
    Narrated by Jackie Kay, Adjoa Andoh ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 26 min

    A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKBessie Smith: singer, icon, pioneer.Scotland's National Poet Jackie Kay brings to life the tempestuous story of the greatest blues singer who ever lived.'A gem of a book . . . beautiful.' BERNARDINE EVARISTO'A wonderful writer on a magnificent singer.' ROBERT WYATT'Kay's book is the amplifier that Smith's voice deserves.' SUNDA... ... Read more

    $50.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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 or free with audiobook trial

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    My Amy

    The Life We Shared

    by Tyler James ...
    Narrated by Tyler James ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 40 min

    Written with a searing honesty and published for the tenth anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death, My Amy is an evocative portrait of unbreakable lifelong friendship – and a devastating study into fame, addiction and self-sabotage.Only one person knows what really happened to Amy, other than Amy herself. He is Tyler James, Amy’s best friend from the age of thirteen. They met at stage school as two ... Read more

    $22.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial