The Resource Windy City blues, Renée Rosen

Windy City blues, Renée Rosen

Label
Windy City blues
Title
Windy City blues
Statement of responsibility
Renée Rosen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants explores one woman's journey of self-discovery set against the backdrop of a musical and social revolution. In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the soundtrack for a transformative era in American History. But, for Leeba Groski, Chess Records was just where she worked ... Leeba doesn't exactly fit in, but her passion for music is not lost on her neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company. What begins as answering phones and filing becomes much more as Leeba comes into her own as a songwriter and befriends performers like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry and Etta James. But she also finds love with a black blues guitarist named Red Dupree. With their relationship unwelcome in segregated Chicago and the two of them shunned by Leeba's Orthodox Jewish family, Leeba and Red soon find themselves in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement and they discover that, in times of struggle, music can bring people together. READERS GUIDE INSIDE"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Renée
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Blues musicians
  • Interracial dating
  • Race relations
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chess Records (Firm)
  • Race relations
  • Chess Records (Firm)
  • Blues musicians
  • Interracial dating
  • Jewish women
  • Race relations
  • Illinois
Label
Windy City blues, Renée Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949639966
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 456 pages
Isbn
9781101991121
Lccn
2016049062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Windy City blues, Renée Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949639966
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 456 pages
Isbn
9781101991121
Lccn
2016049062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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