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Jennifer Noble has been Chicago Blues Guide's ace shooter and photography director since our webzine was launched in 2008. Since then, she has moved to London where she has photographed countless blues shows and fests across Europe, not to mention her annual trips back home to shoot the summer blues fests in Chicagoland.

Jennifer has amassed an impressive collection of live performance photos of her favorite blues artists, especially blues women. And now she and Chicago Blues Guide are giving away an autographed copy of her wildly popular and beautiful book of photos and interviews titled "50 Women in the Blues," a true labor of love.

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50 Women in the Blues

by Jennifer Noble

Women have been at the dawn of the blues since Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey were singing about hard knocks and tough love in smoky bars. This book gives an overview of the early days of the blues and its development from the Mississippi Delta to the hometown of electric blues, Chicago, to becoming the global musical movement it is today.

Includes: Ma Rainey, Shemekia Copeland, Rosetta Tharpe, Mavis Staples, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Bessie Smith, Kyla Brox, Dana Gillespie, Dona Oxford, Connie Lush, Ruthie Foster and many more... Written by acclaimed music writer Zoe Howe, and featuring Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee Jennifer Noble's exclusive colour photos, this book explores the pioneers who created the blues from the 1920s to today, as well as providing interviews with around 30 extraordinary women who make the blues happen now.

Winner will be chosen at the end of FALL and notified by email

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