Big Boss Man. (The Life and Music of Bluesman Jimmy Reed). By Jimmy Reed. Book. Softcover. 360 pages. Backbeat Books #0879308788. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331411).
ISBN 0879308788. 6x9 inches.
Alcoholic. Epileptic. Technically challenged. Jimmy Reed nevertheless overcame these roadblocks to become perhaps the most successful R&B/pop cross-over artist of the '50s with songs like “Big Boss Man” and “Bright Lights, Big City.” Musicians, family members, and those whose lives Reed touched offer revealing and heart-wrenching insights into this now-revered bluesman. While Reed's alcoholism was no secret, its effect on his musicianship is less understood. This engaging book tells the real story that until now has not been told.
Location: from Nashville, Tennessee
December 27, 2006
A not well written Biogarphy.
This book goes into detail about most of Jimmy's songs. But for a biography it is not well written. I know it is hard to research and get information about a person after they are dead. But this book constantly repeats it's self on every other page about Jimmy's alcholism...
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