The biography of BB King by Jacques Périn , illustrated by Jean Michel Nicollet and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
No one today embodies the blues better than BB King . The tractor driver from a Mississippi plantation became a disc jockey in Memphis before establishing himself as the greatest blues singer and guitarist (impossible to dissociate one from the other).
If he first knew how to touch his community, he achieved an incredible crossover at the end of the 1960s, first being recognized by the rock public, then by what we usually call the "great audience". And this recognition was acquired without the slightest compromise. Like Louis Armstrong , Duke Ellington or Ray Charles , BB King is one of the geniuses that African-American art has given us.