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James R. Babb

James Babb imbues his devastating wit, ornery perspective, and musical language within each of the ribald tales in River Music. This is exemplified in the “Prelude,” his opus about “the occasional laugh, the occasional thought, a bit about fly fishing and a bit about Life, and all of it underpinned by the music of rivers.” The pieces are arranged in a harmonious current that carries us through the seasons, and life itself. He recounts a disastrous--and hilarious--spring canoeing trip with a friend in “The Darling Buds of May,” where the snow accumulated so quickly on their hats that they “looked like Conehead voyageurs from Remulak.” In “The Coriolis Effect,” Babb rhapsodizes about the sights, smells, and culture of what he considers to be the last great place on Earth, where pristine Chilean waters and a native way of life relieve him of an obsession about which direction the water flushes. And in “Little Jewels,” he weaves an exquisite, deeply humorous, and haunting nocturne with peccadillo accompaniment that considers the mating habits of trout and men, mortality, and a thirty-nine-year-long unrequited love. Babb is a maverick whose latest offering is a true departure from conventional essays on fly fishing, or on any subject, and will be relished by the growing circle of Babb fanatics everywhere.

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Ann McCutchan

"Louisiana?s Atchafalaya River Basin, the heart and soul of Acadiana, or Cajun country, is the focus of this compelling narrative by Ann McCutchan. A masterful weaving of cultural and environmental history, River Music also tells the life story of Louisiana musician, naturalist, and sound documentarian Earl Robicheaux. With Robicheaux as her guide, McCutchan embarks on a musical, visual, literary, and historical tour of the Atchafalaya, where bayous, swamps, marshes, and river delta country have long sustained nature and culture, even as industry has changed both the landscape and the people. Along the way, she and Robicheaux pay homage to distinctive voices of the region?s singular soundscape, including Acadian and Native American elders, birds, frogs, alligators, wind, water, and weather, which Robicheaux chronicles in archival recordings and musical compositions for museum exhibits, radio programs, and repositories such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A CD of Robicheaux's soundscapes is included with the book"--Dust jacket flap.

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Leigh Sauerwein

In the years following the Civil War, "it is a mystery where [an unkempt] girl and her presents come from--a silver medallion on a chain, a bracelet with a flat green stone, a bright gold ring. But the bigger mystery to Rainy [Barnes] is her own existence: as an infant she was found by Papa Will in the crook of a tree, wrapped in a big soft blanket, with raindrops on her cheeks"--Amazon.com.

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Solomon Northup

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Plus 4 complete American slave narrators and 1 Music note and lyric of Roaring River The amazing and suffer story of Solomon Northup in "Twelve Years a Slave" which you may watched in the movie that has got a lot of award such as Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and AFI Awards. we have published in e-book more over, it includes: - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Incidents in theLife of a Slave Girl.Written - Up from Slavery - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Roring River Music Note We have included an active Table of Contents that allow you to easy skip or jump to any book or chapter in the collection.

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(Piano Solo Sheets). Piano solo sheet music for the beloved Henry Mancini song, popularized by artists like Andy Williams and Frank Sinatra.