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Soul of the man : Bobby "Blue" Bland

Author: Charles Farley
Publisher: Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Farley, Charles, 1945-
Soul of the man.
Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, c2011
(DLC) 2010036218
(OCoLC)658200817
Named Person: Bobby Bland; Bobby Bland; Bobby Bland
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Farley
ISBN: 9781604739206 1604739207
OCLC Number: 708067743
Description: 1 online resource (x, 320 p.) : ill., ports.
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.
Responsibility: Charles Farley.

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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 venues. This book traces Bland's life  Read more...

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