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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"--
Summary
When her piano talents are discovered by a record company, Leeba becomes an accomplished songwriter and friend to several blues legends before her romance with a black blues guitarist is met by racism and anti-Semitism in segregated Chicago during the civil rights era
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Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10545250
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rosen, Renée
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O83156
LC item number
W56 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Jewish women
  • Blues musicians
  • Interracial dating
  • Race relations
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Blues musicians
  • Interracial dating
  • Jewish women
  • Race relations
  • Illinois
  • Sound recording industry
Target audience
adult
Label
Windy City blues, Renée Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-456) and filmography (page 456)
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
System control number
(OCoLC)949639966
Label
Windy City blues, Renée Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-456) and filmography (page 456)
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
System control number
(OCoLC)949639966

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