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Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B.B. King

King, B. B.;Ritz, David

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ISBN 10: 0380973189 / ISBN 13: 9780380973187
Published by Avon Books, Dresden, T., 1996
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of ...

Publisher: Avon Books, Dresden, T.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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The fabled blues guitarist chronicles his youth on a Mississippi cotton farm, years as a disc jockey, experiences with racism and the civil rights movement, romantic relationships, and forty-five years on the road.

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His real name is Riley B. King, but the B.B. stands, as any aficionado knows, for Blues Boy, a nickname he was given in the late 1940s when he was a disk jockey in Memphis, Tenn. Of course, he's best known as the King of the Blues to millions of fans throughout the world. At 70, B.B. King is still singing the blues and this is his story, from his childhood growing up in the Mississippi Delta, to the purchase of his first guitar at age 12, from his first real break after his appearance on Sonny Boy Williamson's King Biscuit Time radio show, to his ascent to international acclaim as America's ambassador of the blues.

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