Icons of Black Music

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Thunder Bay Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 176 pages
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A photographic collection of eighty of the most influential musicians of this century. Stunning black-and-white art photography, along with extensive biographical information, captures the essence of each artist and their cultural significance. Includes phenomenal performers like James Brown and Aretha Franklin, jazz greats Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, guitar gods Hendrix and Prince, Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers Curtis Mayfield and Wilson Pickett, Blues legends B. B. King, Bessie Smith, and beyond.

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About the author (1999)

Charlotte Greig graduated with an MA in Intellectual History from Sussex University, and started freelancing as a writer and editor for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including NME and the Guardian. In 1989 she wrote her first book, and since then has written four more and contributed to several others. In addition to lecturing and broadcasting, she has built a reputation as a specialist in popular music. She is also a musician, and lives in Cardiff, Wales.

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