Big Boss Man: The Life and Music of Bluesman Jimmy Reed

by Will Romano

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.

Publisher: Backbeat Books

Series: Book

Format: Softcover

Page Count: 360

Dimensions: 9 X 6 inches

ISBN: 9780879308780

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