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Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story
by Wayne Everett Goins
foreword by Kim Wilson
University of Illinois Press, 2014
eISBN: 978-0-252-09649-5 | Paper: 978-0-252-08017-3 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03857-0
Library of Congress Classification ML419.R613G65 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 787.871643092

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
A member of Muddy Waters' legendary late 1940s-1950s band, Jimmy Rogers pioneered a blues guitar style that made him one of the most revered sidemen of all time. Rogers also had a significant if star-crossed career as a singer and solo artist for Chess Records, releasing the classic singles "That's All Right" and "Walking By Myself."
 
In Blues All Day Long, Wayne Everett Goins mines seventy-five hours of interviews with Rogers' family, collaborators, and peers to follow a life spent in the blues. Goins' account takes Rogers from recording Chess classics and barnstorming across the South to a late-in-life renaissance that included new music, entry into the Blues Hall of Fame, and high profile tours with Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. Informed and definitive, Blues All Day Long fills a gap in twentieth century music history with the story of one of the blues' eminent figures and one of the genre's seminal bands.

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