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Blues all around me : the autobiography of B.B. King

Author: B B King; David Ritz
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
King, B. B.
Blues all around me.
New York : Avon Books, c1996
(OCoLC)639442703
Named Person: B B King; B B King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B B King; David Ritz
ISBN: 0380973189 9780380973187 0380807602 9780380807604
OCLC Number: 34885936
Description: xii, 336 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Autobiography of B.B. King
Responsibility: B.B. King with David Ritz.

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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.

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