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Sam Myers : the blues is my story

Author: Sam Myers; Jeff Horton
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story recounts the life of bluesman Sam Myers (1936-2006), as told in his own words to author Jeff Horton. Myers grew up visually handicapped in the Jim Crow South and left home to attend the state school for the blind at Piney Woods. Myers's intense desire to become a musician and a scholarship from the American Conservatory School of Music called him to Chicago. There in 1952 he joined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Myers, Sam, 1936-2006.
Sam Myers.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006
(DLC) 2006002215
(OCoLC)63171149
Named Person: Sam Myers; Sam Myers
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Myers; Jeff Horton
ISBN: 9781604731453 1604731451 1282485288 9781282485280
OCLC Number: 220840046
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 172 pages).
Contents: Early years --
Cotton fields, railroads, and sawmills --
Piney Woods --
Going to Chicago --
Chicago and Jackson families --
Elmore James --
Jackson, Mississippi --
Jackson radio and recording --
The blues --
The harmonica --
The Musicians' Union --
The record business --
Stories from the road --
Sam's best friend, Anson Funderburgh.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: Sam Myers and Jeff Horton.
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With an astonishing drive and passion for music, singer Sam Myers won a scholarship to the renowned American Conservatory School of Music, and it was here that he got his first break, playing drums  Read more...

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