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I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy

Author: Bob Riesman
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He was one of the most celebrated blues artists of his era, a visionary Chicago singer-songwriter in the 1930s; his overseas tours in the 1950s ignited the British blues-rock explosion of the 1960s. But Big Bill Broonzy has been virtually forgotten by the popular culture he helped shape. Riesman details Big Bill's complicated personal saga, and provides a definitive account of his life and music.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Big Bill Broonzy; Big Bill Broonzy; Big Bill Broonzy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Riesman
ISBN: 9780226717456 0226717453
OCLC Number: 648935976
Description: xxv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Swing low, sweet chariot --
My name is William Lee Conley Broonzy --
When will I get to be called a man? --
Let's go away from here! --
"I'm gonna play this guitar tonight from A to Z!" --
Serve it to me right --
State Street boys --
Just a dream --
Big Bill and Josh are here to play the blues for you --
Preachin' the blues --
Blues at midnight --
"That's the nicest guy I ever met in my life" --
Stranger in a strange land --
Nourish yourself on Big Bill --
"Be proud of what you are!" --
Too many isms --
Low light and blue smoke --
"A requiem for the blues" --
Epilogue --
Afterword --
Selected discography --
Bill on film.
Responsibility: Bob Riesman ; foreword by Peter Guralnick ; appreciation by Pete Townshend.

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A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-58) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago blues-man of the 1930s. This  Read more...

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