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by Sebastian Danchin

eBook Blues Boy: The Life and Music of B. B. King (American Made Music Series) epub
  • ISBN: 1578060176
  • Author: Sebastian Danchin
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Music
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi; First Edition edition (February 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 156 pages
  • ePUB size: 1341 kb
  • FB2 size 1262 kb
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Series: American Made Music Series. Charles Keil's book Urban Blues is also quite good. Mr. Danchin adds no new information to the B. B. King story and includes some misinformation and bad judgements that are misleading

Series: American Made Music Series. King story and includes some misinformation and bad judgements that are misleading. It would be difficult to overstate the influence B. King had on Blues music in the 1950's. was impressed by T-Bone Walker's sound. T-Bone recorded blues songs with jazz musicians in his band. The sound was light and swinging and T-Bone's singing was smooth and sophisticated

Danchin makes an egregious error when he writes "the importance of Jules Bihari in building B. .The good news is that Sebastian Danchin wrote a book about blues guitar player Earl Hooker, which is much better than this book.

Danchin makes an egregious error when he writes "the importance of Jules Bihari in building B. King's career has been insufficiently appreciated. It was Jules, rather than King, who usually decided on the arrangements and the musicians, and sometimes it was his ideas that decided the repertoire, as his brother Joe explained in a rare interview: 'On some songs, they had them in their head, but couldn't quite get it together, and there was help. The Earl Hooker book is well worth reading if you think you might be even slightly interested in the subject.

By exploring all aspects of King's life and career, this book like none other .

By exploring all aspects of King's life and career, this book like none other before provides an objective description of the man and his music. Sebastian Danchin, a specialist in African-American culture, appears on France Inter, a leading radio network in his country.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Blues Boy: The Life and Music of . Blues Boy: The Life and Music of . In some ways, B. King's life has conformed to one possible image of the typical blues singer: early years of poverty and hardship in the southern United States, against a backdrop of cottonfields and the muddy waters of the Mississippi River, an important musical apprenticeship in a big city-in his case, Memphis, Tennessee-and a career. that has reached its peak under the spotlights of Las Vegas, amidst the sequins and the spangles.

B B. King has never let up in his fight to become the living personification of the best of the blues for the whole world. He was indeed the first to introduce blues to Japanese, Russian, and Chinese audiences

B B. He was indeed the first to introduce blues to Japanese, Russian, and Chinese audiences. Although he was born in the days of swing and big bands, his music has blossomed and prospered even as rhythm & blues, rock'n'roll, soul, funk, and rap have taken a turn at becoming the height of music fashion.

In 'Blues Boy, ' Sebastian Danchin, a writer from France, paints a powerful portrait of this internationally revered bluesman. Like no other book before, his fully explores King's rich life and career and complements Blues All Around Me, King's moving autobiography. With objectivity and careful perspective he introduces key figures in King's biography and draws on many pri In 'Blues Boy, ' Sebastian Danchin, a writer from France, paints a powerful portrait of this internationally revered bluesman.

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by Sebastian Danchin. ISBN 13: 9781578060177. Publication Date: 2/1/1998.

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By exploring all aspects of blues music's leading figure, this book conveys a portrait of a creative genius who also . Author(s) :Sebastian Danchin (1998).

By exploring all aspects of blues music's leading figure, this book conveys a portrait of a creative genius who also is just a man. Sebastian Danchin, a specialist in AfricanAmerican culture, appears on France Inter, a leading radio network in his country.

B B. King has never let up in his fight to become the living personification of the best of the blues for the whole world. He was indeed the first to introduce blues to Japanese, Russian, and Chinese audiences. Although he was born in the days of swing and big bands, his music has blossomed and prospered even as rhythm & blues, rock'n'roll, soul, funk, and rap have taken a turn at becoming the height of music fashion.

"I don't think there is a better blues guitarist in the world than B. B. King." This statement by Eric Clapton could have been made also by Buddy Guy, the Rolling Stones, or Ireland's U2. All of them, and many others, have said recurrently that the man they nickname "King of the Blues" was their true mentor.

By exploring all aspects of King's life and career, this book like none other before provides an objective description of the man and his music. A revision of the edition published in France in 1993 by `editions du Limon, it supplements B. B. King's moving autobiography Blues All Around Me. Whereas King's is a book of memories, this is an objective story with careful historical perspective and observations from key witnesses. It draws on many printed sources, from King's published interviews, and from the author's recurring encounters with King and his manager since 1977.

It shows how in some ways B. B. King's life has conformed to the commonly adopted image of the blues singer's early years of poverty and hardship in the American South, a backdrop of cottonfields and muddy waters of the Mississippi River, a musical apprenticeship in the big city (Memphis), and a career that reaches its peak under the spotlights of Las Vegas.

B. B. King's success is shown here as the result of his uncommon doggedness, of his constant attention to fashion and to African-American culture, and of his respect for his audiences and his roots. By exploring all aspects of blues music's leading figure, this book conveys a portrait of a creative genius who also is just a man.

Comments: (2)
Oveley
B. B. King wrote his autobiography, Blues All Around Me in 1996, and if you're interested in the story of B. B. King that's the book to read. Charles Keil's book Urban Blues is also quite good. Mr. Danchin adds no new information to the B. B. King story and includes some misinformation and bad judgements that are misleading.
It would be difficult to overstate the influence B. B. King had on Blues music in the 1950's. B. B. was impressed by T-Bone Walker's sound. T-Bone recorded blues songs with jazz musicians in his band. The sound was light and swinging and T-Bone's singing was smooth and sophisticated. T-Bone featured his own guitar playing, using single note guitar solos, which blues players hadn't done before.
Compare T-Bone's approach to B. B. King's approach. B. B.'s band was made up of blues musicians instead of jazz musicians. The beat was heavier than T-Bone's. B. B.'s singing style was more emotionally intense and gospel flavored. His guitar phrases were shorter than T-Bone's.
Many of the young blues stars of the late 1950's liked B. B. King's sound and used B. B. King as a model for their own styles of singing, bandleading and guitar playing. Think of Freddie King, Otis Rush, Magic Sam and Buddy Guy.
Danchin is often dismissive of B. B. King's early records like "Three O'Clock Blues" which he calls "pretty unpolished" and "not a new song". Danchin summarizes B. B.'s early appeal as "the climax of his development as an interpreter; rather than the triumph of an originator." But Freddie King, Otis Rush, Magic Sam and Buddy Guy knew something that Danchin missed. Lowell Fulson's version of "Three O'Clock Blues" didn't sound like B. B. King's version. B. B. King had a new exciting sound that made other people want to play like B. B. King. B. B.'s success was absolutely 'the triumph of an originator.'
Danchin makes an egregious error when he writes "the importance of Jules Bihari in building B. B. King's career has been insufficiently appreciated. It was Jules, rather than King, who usually decided on the arrangements and the musicians, and sometimes it was his ideas that decided the repertoire, as his brother Joe explained in a rare interview: 'On some songs, they had them in their head, but couldn't quite get it together, and there was help. . .You might notice the name of Jules Taub on some songs. That was a pseudonym for Jules Bihari, who worked with the artists."
In the 1950's it was common practice among independent record label owners to collect songwriting royalties that should have been paid to the artist, by claiming phony songwriting credit. When questioned about this practice later the label owners often gave explanations like the one above. A writer familiar with industry practices of the time should have been suspicious, but Danchin isn't. B. B. King writes in his autobiography that the thing he liked best about recording for the Bihari Brothers was that they left him alone in the recording studio and allowed him to do whatever he wanted! Danchin makes B. B. sound like a puppet of Bihari, which the evidence of King's continued sucess after leaving Bihari's record label doesn't support.
The good news is that Sebastian Danchin wrote a book about blues guitar player Earl Hooker, which is much better than this book. The Earl Hooker book is well worth reading if you think you might be even slightly interested in the subject.
Cktiell
I could see how music lovers would perhaps be frustrated by the book, but if you are looking for a factual life story with some interesting details - I thought this book was great! I learned so much about B.B. King and it was done in a way that was easy to grasp.
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