Legendary blues musician Buddy Guy is out with a new memoir, "When I Left Home: My Story." The book chronicles his journey from the cotton fields of Louisiana to the blues clubs of Chicago to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
From Kirkus Reviews:
Guy has a wealth of entertaining, occasionally raunchy stories about the contemporaries he revered, including Muddy, Wolf, Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Big Mama Thornton and B.B King. Sometimes he takes a jab: Songwriter Willie Dixon was stingy about sharing credit, guitarist Albert King was a tightwad, label owner Leonard Chess never paid royalties or recorded him at his extroverted best. He has fonder memories of the young white performers--especially Brits like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and the Rolling Stones--who helped shine a spotlight on his work.
He's been called the greatest blues guitarist of all time and the embodiment of Chicago blues. Buddy Guy joined The Daily Circuit to discuss his life story and long musical journey. His book was also Kerri's book Pick of the Week.
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