Big Boss Man
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Big Boss Man

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As performed by Jimmy Reed. Written by Will Romano.

The Life and Music of Bluesman Jimmy Reed. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 360 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331411)

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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.

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