The blues dream of Billy Boy Arnold (Book, 2021) []
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The blues dream of Billy Boy Arnold

The blues dream of Billy Boy Arnold

Author: Billy Boy Arnold; Kim Field
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2021. ©2021
Series: Chicago visions + revisions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Billy Boy Arnold, born in 1935, is one of the few native Chicagoans who both cultivated a career in the blues and stayed in Chicago. His perspective on Chicago's music, people, and places is rare and valuable. Arnold has worked with generations of musicians--from Tampa Red and Howlin' Wolf and to Muddy Waters and Paul Butterfield--on countless recordings, witnessing the decline of country blues, the dawn of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
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Named Person: Billy Boy Arnold
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Boy Arnold; Kim Field
ISBN: 9780226809205 022680920X
OCLC Number: 1240773020
Description: xiii, 287 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Born in Chicago --
Sonny Boy Williamson --
Billy Boy --
"Juke" --
Bo Diddley --
Bluesman --
The blues breaks out --
All around the world --
My blues dream.
Series Title: Chicago visions + revisions.
Responsibility: Billy Boy Arnold ; with Kim Field.


The frank, funny, and unforgettable autobiography of a living legend of Chicago blues.  Read more...


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