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World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards
     

World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards

by David Honeyboy Edwards
 

ISBN-10: 1556523688

ISBN-13: 9781556523687

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated


This vivid oral snapshot of an America that planted the blues is full of rhythmic grace. From the son of a sharecropper to an itinerant bluesman, Honeyboy’s stories of good friends Charlie Patton, Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, and Robert Johnson are a godsend to blues fans. History buffs will marvel at his unique perspective and firsthand accounts

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This vivid oral snapshot of an America that planted the blues is full of rhythmic grace. From the son of a sharecropper to an itinerant bluesman, Honeyboy’s stories of good friends Charlie Patton, Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, and Robert Johnson are a godsend to blues fans. History buffs will marvel at his unique perspective and firsthand accounts of the 1927 Mississippi River flood, vagrancy laws, makeshift courts in the back of seed stores, plantation life, and the Depression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556523687
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,346,916
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword,
Acknowledgments,
Preface,
Chapter One All the people flowed to the Mississippi Delta.,
Chapter Two The water overflowed her heart.,
Chapter Three I kept that guitar in my hands.,
Chapter Four Honey can play now!,
Chapter Five I wasn't going back to them fields.,
Chapter Six The world don't owe me nothing!,
Chapter Seven I was just up and down the road.,
Chapter Eight I had three ways of making it.,
Chapter Nine Everything sounded good to me.,
Chapter Ten Robert was crazy about women and crazy about his whiskey.,
Chapter Eleven We was all just country boys.,
Chapter Twelve Daddy you can be my lemon squeezer!.,
Chapter Thirteen I didn't give a damn about nothing.,
Chapter Fourteen I had to go back to Coahoma before I got found.,
Chapter Fifteen He didn't know how good he was.,
Chapter Sixteen We did so good together, I kept her.,
Chapter Seventeen The blues is something that keeps you moving.,
Chapter Eighteen It don't always matter how good you play.,
Chapter Nineteen Chicago used to be a music town.,
Chapter Twenty I never doubted myself.,
Chapter Twenty-One I just got lucky when I got Bessie.,
Chapter Twenty-Two I stayed with the blues.,
Appendix One Miscellany,
Appendix Two Musicians,
Appendix Three Songs,
Discography,
Bibliography,
Index,

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