RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 34885936 LA English T1 Blues all around me : the autobiography of B.B. King A1 King, B. B., Ritz, David., PB Avon Books PP New York YR 1996 SN 0380973189 9780380973187 0380807602 9780380807604 AB 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.