Blues All Around Me

Blues All Around Me

The Autobiography of B.B. King

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The fabled blues guitarist chronicles his youth on a Mississippi cotton farm, years as a disc jockey, experiences with racism and the civil rights movement, romantic relationships, and forty-five years on the road.

Blackwell North Amer
Riley B. King grew up amidst the cotton farms of Mississippi, picking in the fields. At age 21 he wrecked a tractor and took it as a sign that a brighter future awaited him as a musician in Memphis. The rest is history.
Recounting his days as a disk jockey and pioneering bluesman on the rhythm and blues circuit, B. B. dramatizes his whirlwind adventures, from the Memphis of the forties to the Moscow of the nineties, in a voice that is both raw and real. A deeply sensuous and sensitive soul, he discloses his complex relationship to women and sexuality, and chronicles his first-hand experience with racism, the Civil Rights movement, and the shifting politics of show business.

Baker
& Taylor

The fabled blues guitarist chronicles his youth on a Mississippi cotton farm, years as a disk jockey, experiences with racism and the civil rights movement, romantic relationships, and forty-five years on the road

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1996
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780380973187
0380973189
Branch Call Number: BIO King 1996
Characteristics: xii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ritz, David

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