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

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

byB. B King

Paperback | March 8, 2011

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“A treasure trove of information…told with real feeling.” —Washington Post Book World

“Charming...honest...transcendent…. It reads like a warm and lengthy conversation with a close friend.” —Billboard

The undisputed king of the blues, B.B. King puts his life into words in a story that spans tragedy, triumph, and everything in between—and he tells it just how he plays it, straight from the heart. A true-to-life tale of overcoming monumental odds to succeed as an artist in an often unfriendly world, Blues All Around Me is also the story of how blues music changed during its migration from the Mississippi Delta to urban areas such as Chicago. Rolling Stone calls B.B.’s memoir a “very American success story [told] with the lyricism and leisurely pace of a born storyteller.”
B. B. King's numerous honors include an honorary doctorate from Yale University, a Presidential Medal of the Arts, and fifteen Grammy Awards. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame, and has more than ninety albums and anthologies to his credit. At age eighty-four, he is still on the road, touring th...
Title:Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B. B. KingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.92 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062061038

ISBN - 13:9780062061034

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best BB King Biography ! This biography is good, first he wrote it himself, and he didn’t always give himself the good guy role (he loves women and don’t denied he should be a better husband), But he should told us a bit more about his life with his children. Wrote about how much he like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mike Bloomfield, and how much The rolling stones and Clapton help blue greats. How he met Elvis and how much Elvis has respect for Black performer in a era that denied them. A good reading and a good bio.
Date published: 2012-10-27

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