Don't Start Me Talkin'

Product Number: EB00654588
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781940430218
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Description

Don't Start Me Talkin' is a comedic road novel about Brother Ben, the only remaining True Delta Bluesman, playing his final North American tour. Set in contemporary society, Brother Ben's protege Silent Sam Stamps narrates an episodic 'last ride,' laying bare America's complicated relationship with African American identity, music, and culture, and like his hero Sonny Boy Williamson once sang, Silent Sam promises "I'll tell everything I know." Don't Start Me Talkin' is not merely a story about the blues, but with its rhythm, language, and sense of self and place, it also channels the DNA of this very American style of music.

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Author(s): Tom Williams
Original Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014

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