WorldCat Identities

House, Roger 1957-

Works: 1 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 1,563 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML420.B78, 782.421643092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roger House
Blue smoke the recorded journey of Big Bill Broonzy by Roger House( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contemporary of blues greats Blind Blake, Tampa Red, and Papa Charlie Jackson, Chicago blues artist William "Big Bill" Broonzy influenced an array of postwar musicians, including Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, and J.B. Lenior. In Blue Smoke, Roger House tells the extraordinary story of "Big Bill," a working-class bluesman whose circumstances offer a window into the dramatic social transformations faced by African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. One in a family of twenty-one children and reared by sharecropper parents in Mississippi, Broonzy seemed destined to stay on
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.35 for Blue smoke ... to 0.35 for Blue smoke ...)
English (3)