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The Resource Windy City Blues

Windy City Blues

Label
Windy City Blues
Title
Windy City Blues
Statement of responsibility
Renee Rosen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10545250
Cataloging source
BT
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Rosen, Renee
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • American Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Windy City Blues
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_386149
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101991138
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Windy City Blues
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_386149
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101991138
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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