RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 708067743 LA This edition in English. UL http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AAMR;1681900 T1 Soul of the man : Bobby "Blue" Bland A1 Farley, Charles,, PB University Press of Mississippi PP Jackson, Miss. YR 2011 SN 9781604739206 1604739207 AB 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.