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Title The original guitar hero and the power of music : the legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights / Dean Alger.
Author Alger, Dean.
Publication Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2014]
Description xvii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 782.421643 JOHNSON A
Series North Texas lives of musicians series ; number 8
North Texas lives of musicians series ; no. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-357), discography (pages 324-327) and indexes.
Contents The legendary Lonnie Johnson, one of the most important musicians of the 20th century : musicians and progress on civil rights -- New Orleans music -- St. Louis blues -- Playing with the strings : part 1 -- Playing with the strings : part 2 -- Workin' man : Chicago blues -- Rhythm & blues -- Blues revival in the '60s : comeback again -- The legacy of Lonnie J : the guitar in 20th century music.
Subject Johnson, Lonnie, 1894-1970.
African American guitarists -- Biography.
Blues musicians -- United States -- Biography.
African American musicians -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Music and race -- United States.
Alt Title Legendary Lonnie Johnson, music, and civil rights
ISBN 1574415468 (hbk.) :
9781574415469 (hbk.) :
1574415565 (ebook)
9781574415568 (ebook)

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