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Ahmet Ertegün founded Atlantic Records in 1947.

Language of the Blues Book 

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Singed copy, with a forward by Dr. John.

The lyrics of blues music are filled with slang, expressions, and curious words. In "The Language of the Blues", rocker Debra Devi has exhaustively compiled an extensive glossary of terms found in blues speech and song -- with fascinating input from actual bluesmen such as Hubert Sumlin, Bob Margolin, Dr. John, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmie Vaughan, and many more.

The book is a definitive guide for blues and music lovers -- and genuinely fun to read.

"As a musician myself, not a scholar," Devi explains, "I thought I could best make a contribution by talking directly to blues artists about what the words in blues songs mean to them."

Winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Outstanding Book on Popular Music,