Reading List

Non Fiction Books

A Bad Woman Feeling Good – Blues and the Women Who Sing Them
By Buzzy Jackson, 2004 – Amazon.com
Chronicles the history of the Blues as sung by Ma Rainy & Bessie Smith and includes some of the current voices in pop music.

On Songwriting
By Bob Snider, 2005, Gaspereau Press, Canada
An intimate and articulate description of the process and techniques for good song writing from one of Canada’s folk treasures.

On Performing
By Bob Snider, 2009, Gaspereau Press, Canada
Bob does it again. His books are available from Bob’s website:www.bobsnider.ca

The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
By Julia Cameron, 1992, Putnam and Sons,
Exercises and anecdotes for getting the creative flow going and keeping it going

Harmonicas, Harps and Heavy Breathers – The Evolution of the People’s Instrument
By Kim Field, 1993, Simon and Shuster
This book covers all genres of pop music and includes biographies of the major players that made the harmonica so popular and enduring all over the world.
My copy is signed by Charlie McCoy.

Folk Songs of Canada – Edith Fulton Fowke and Richard Johnston
1954, Waterloo Music Co. Ltd
This is a wonderful collection of folk songs: from work songs of the French Canadian coureurs-de-bois to sea shanties from Newfoundland out ports.

Fireside Book Of Folk Songs – Bonnie, Lloyd and Provensen
1947, Simon and Shuster
Spirituals, hymns, and cowboy songs.

Reader’s Digest Treasury of Best Loved Songs
1972, Reader Digest Association Canada
What a great collection of popular songs from 1920 -1970’s with excellent arrangements for piano and guitar.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing – A Practical A-Z reference to drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs & food supplements
By James F. Balch, M.D. – Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., 1990, Avery Publishing Group Inc.
This book is extremely useful in treating all kinds of ailments.

Aromatherapy – An A-Z
By Patricia Davis, 2005, Vermillion, UK
This is an excellent introduction to Aromatherapy and its therapeutic applications.

Aromatherapy For Healing the Spirit – Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils
By Gabriel MoJay, 1997, Healing Arts Press, Gaia Books Limited 1999