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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
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King, B.B.
Blues all around me.
New York : Avon Books, ©1996
(OCoLC)639442703
Named Person: B B King; 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 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Memory of the heart --
Her words are music --
Heavenly music --
Dawn --
"You all right, Jack?" --
King Cotton --
Dream machine --
War and peace --
A city is like a woman --
Why I love Arthur Godfrey --
Faith is patience --
Chili, crackers, and a big ol' belly washer --
Doing the "do" --
Who can explain love? --
Lousy leader --
Where was I when rhythm and blues became rock 'n' roll? --
"The eagle stirreth her nest" --
Forget regrets --
"Did you read what John Lennon said?" --
How do you lose a bus? How do you lose a wife? --
Vision --
Someone asked me about oral sex --
There's something about being in prison --
Luck is a lady --
Circumcision is no laughing matter --
Indianola sunset --
Being with B / by David Ritz --
Selected Discography --
Awards --
Index.
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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