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Other titles in the Lives in Music series:

B. B. King: An Album-By-Album Portrait of the King of the Blues (Lives in Music)

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Publisher Comments:

B. B. King is the first volume of Lives in Music, a new series that meshes biography with discography. Each book in the series appeals to music fans and musicians who want to understand how their favorite artists and producers have used the studio as a creative tool in shaping personal experience into enduring art. The series begins with the legendary King of the Blues, B. B. King ? one of the most important electric guitarists of the last half-century, and a multiplatinum-selling superstar. An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session. The author takes an inside look at his distinguished career, album by album, offering a critical appraisal of each recording and a portrait of the making of each album. Firsthand interviews with B. B. King, as well as producers, engineers, arrangers, and key musicians, bring these sessions to life and provide readers a context for understanding B. B. King's recordings.

Book News Annotation:

For blues, music, and B.B. King lovers, this biography is the first in the publisher's Lives in Music series. It focuses on King's music, including recording sessions and analysis, interviews with those involved in the sessions, with specific sections on albums and an entire chapter on the Crown albums. The book includes all record information and a buyer's guide to albums. Some of those interviewed are producers Bill Szymczyk and Stewart Levine, Eric Clapton, and music executive John Broven.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Lives in Music series meshes biography with discography. This debut title profiles the legendary King of Blues, B.B. King. An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session. The author then takes an inside look at his distinguished career, album by album, offering a critical appraisal of each recording and a portrait of the making of each album. First-hand interviews with B.B. King, as well as producers, engineers, arrangers, and key musicians, bring these sessions to life and provide readers a context for understanding B.B. King's recordings in light of his career and life events that shaped them. This definitive book also incudes a complete history of every B.B. King session.

Synopsis:

Part of Backbeat Books' Lives in Music series takes readers inside the life and creative process of the undisputed king of the blues and includes a complete history of every B.B. King session.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879308438
Author:
Mcgee, David
Publisher:
Backbeat Books
Author:
McGee, David
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Instruction & Study
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Reference - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
MUSIC / Instruction & Study/General
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
King, B. B
Subject:
Music-Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Copyright:
Series:
Lives in Music
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.18x6.08x.85 in. 1.28 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Discography and Buyer's Guides
Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Blues
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Reference
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy

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Product details 352 pages Backbeat Books - English 9780879308438 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Lives in Music series meshes biography with discography. This debut title profiles the legendary King of Blues, B.B. King. An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session. The author then takes an inside look at his distinguished career, album by album, offering a critical appraisal of each recording and a portrait of the making of each album. First-hand interviews with B.B. King, as well as producers, engineers, arrangers, and key musicians, bring these sessions to life and provide readers a context for understanding B.B. King's recordings in light of his career and life events that shaped them. This definitive book also incudes a complete history of every B.B. King session.
"Synopsis" by , Part of Backbeat Books' Lives in Music series takes readers inside the life and creative process of the undisputed king of the blues and includes a complete history of every B.B. King session.
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