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Soul of the Man : Bobby "Blue" Bland.

Author: Charles Farley
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
Series: American made music series.
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Bobby "Blue" Bland's silky smooth vocal style and captivating live performances helped propel the blues out of Delta juke joints and into urban clubs and upscale theaters. Until now, his story has never been told in a book-length biography. Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland relates how Bland, along with longtime friend B.B. King, and other members of the loosely knit group who called themselves the Beale  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Farley, Charles
Soul of the Man : Bobby "Blue" Bland
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2011
Named Person: Bobby Bland; Bobby Bland
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Farley
ISBN: 9781604739206 1604739207 9781604739190 1604739193
OCLC Number: 707067794
Notes: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Man; 1. Memphis Monday Morning: 1945-1948; 2. Loan Me a Helping Hand: 1949-1952; 3. Little Boy Blue: 1930-1945; 4. Army Blues: 1952-1954; 5. Ain't It a Good Thing: 1955-1957; 6. Dreamer: 1958-1960; 7. Turn On Your Love Light: 1961-1962; 8. Stormy Monday Blues: 1963-1964; 9. Honky Tonk: 1965-1968; 10. Touch of the Blues: 1969-1972; 11. Lead Me On: 1973-1976; 12. Gettin' Used to the Blues: 1977-1984; 13. Members Only: 1985-1990; 14. Walkin' & Talkin' & Singin' the Blues: 1991-1992; 15. Years of Tears to Go: 1993-1999.
16. Funny How Time Slips Away: 2000-200717. Farther Up the Road: 2008-; Epilogue; Awards; Selected Discography; Notes; Sources Cited; Interviews; Permission Acknowledgments; Index.
Description: 1 online resource (331 p.)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Man; 1. Memphis Monday Morning: 1945-1948; 2. Loan Me a Helping Hand: 1949-1952; 3. Little Boy Blue: 1930-1945; 4. Army Blues: 1952-1954; 5. Ain't It a Good Thing: 1955-1957; 6. Dreamer: 1958-1960; 7. Turn On Your Love Light: 1961-1962; 8. Stormy Monday Blues: 1963-1964; 9. Honky Tonk: 1965-1968; 10. Touch of the Blues: 1969-1972; 11. Lead Me On: 1973-1976; 12. Gettin' Used to the Blues: 1977-1984; 13. Members Only: 1985-1990; 14. Walkin' & Talkin' & Singin' the Blues: 1991-1992; 15. Years of Tears to Go: 1993-1999.
Series Title: American made music series.

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Bobby "Blue" Bland's silky smooth vocal style and captivating live performances helped propel the blues out of Delta juke joints and into urban clubs and upscale theaters. Until now, his story has never been told in a book-length biography. Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland relates how Bland, along with longtime friend B.B. King, and other members of the loosely knit group who called themselves the Beale Streeters, forged a new electrified blues style in Memphis in the early 1950s. Combining elements of Delta blues, southern gospel, big-band jazz, and country and western.

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