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King of the blues : the rise and reign of B.B. King / Daniel de Visé.

De Visé, Daniel,(author.).
Book Book (2021.)
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2021.
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  • ISBN: 9780802158055 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0802158056 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition.
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Includes index.
Sharecropper -- On the run -- Indianola Mississippi seeds -- The blues -- Memphis -- The blues boy ... Read More
"Riley King, ever to be known as B.B. (1925-2015), was born into deep poverty in Jim Crow ... Read More
Citation: De Visé, Daniel. "King of the blues : the rise and reign of B.B. King." New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2021.
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520 . ‡a"Riley King, ever to be known as B.B. (1925-2015), was born into deep poverty in Jim Crow Mississippi. Wrenched away from his sharecropper father, B.B. lost his mother at age ten, leaving him more or less alone. Music became his emancipation from exhausting toil in the fields. Inspired by a local minister's guitar and by the records of Blind Lemon Jefferson and T-Bone Walker, and encouraged by his cousin, the established bluesman Bukka White, B.B. taught his guitar to sing in the unique solo style that, along with his relentless work ethic and humanity, became his trademark. In turn, generations of artists claimed him as inspiration, from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to Carlos Santana and the Edge. King of the Blues presents the vibrant life and times of a trailblazing giant. Witness to dark prejudice and lynching in his youth, B.B. performed incessantly (some 15,000 concerts in ninety countries over nearly sixty years)-in some real way his means of escaping his past. Several of his concerts, including landmark gigs at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and Chicago's Cook County Jail, endure in legend to this day. His career roller-coasted between adulation and relegation, but he always rose back up. At the same time, his story reveals the many ways record companies took advantage of artists, especially those of color. Daniel de Visé has interviewed almost every surviving member of B.B. King's inner circle-family, band members, retainers, managers, and more-and their voices and memories enrich and enliven the life of this Mississippi blues titan, whom his contemporary Bobby "Blue" Bland simply called "the man.""-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
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