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King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King by Daniel de Vise

From impoverished sharecropper to global music ambassador, B.B. King’s story is nothing short of legendary. But this is also a story of the Black experience in America, of the Great Migration, and of Jim Crow. It is the story of a man reaching out to his people in the language of their own music. And it is also a story about commodification and cultural appropriation. Telling this story is quite an undertaking, and de Vise accomplishes it with a wit and charm to parallel King’s own.—Travis

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780802158055
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Published: Grove Press - October 5th, 2021