The B.B. King Reader: Six Decades of Commentary

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Author: Richard Kostelanetz

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 348


B.B. King is a national treasure. For more than five decades he has been the consummate blues performer. His unique guitar playing powerful vocals and repertoire of songs have taken him from tiny Itta Bena Mississippi to worldwide renown. In this comprehensive volume the best articles interviews and reviews about B.B. King's life and career have been gathered. Learn how he first made his mark as a disc jockey in Memphis hawking Pepticon elixir and taking the moniker of the Beale Street Blues Boy ; trace his early tours and recordings; see him be swept up in the blues revival; and finally enjoy his fame as the greatest living exponent of the blues style.
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Author: Richard Kostelanetz

Format: Paperback / softback

Number of Pages: 348


B.B. King is a national treasure. For more than five decades he has been the consummate blues performer. His unique guitar playing powerful vocals and repertoire of songs have taken him from tiny Itta Bena Mississippi to worldwide renown. In this comprehensive volume the best articles interviews and reviews about B.B. King's life and career have been gathered. Learn how he first made his mark as a disc jockey in Memphis hawking Pepticon elixir and taking the moniker of the Beale Street Blues Boy ; trace his early tours and recordings; see him be swept up in the blues revival; and finally enjoy his fame as the greatest living exponent of the blues style.
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