The World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards (Paperback)

The World Don't Owe Me Nothing: The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards By David Honeyboy Edwards Cover Image
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Description


This vivid oral snapshot of an America that planted the blues is full of rhythmic grace. From the son of a sharecropper to an itinerant bluesman, Honeyboy’s stories of good friends Charlie Patton, Big Walter Horton, Little Walter Jacobs, and Robert Johnson are a godsend to blues fans. History buffs will marvel at his unique perspective and firsthand accounts of the 1927 Mississippi River flood, vagrancy laws, makeshift courts in the back of seed stores, plantation life, and the Depression.

About the Author


David Honeyboy Edwards has been traveling and performing for over 67 years. Already in the Blues Hall of Fame, he was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Praise For…


"A valuable record of a way of life that has all but disappeared." —Washington Post


"Magnificent! I’ve been waiting for this book since I was a kid." —Taj Mahal


"The most central contribution to blues history." —Boston Globe


"A deeply moving memoir...one of the last true country blues musicians...[a]story of a troubadour and of survival." —Studs Terkel


Product Details
ISBN: 9781556523687
ISBN-10: 1556523688
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2000
Pages: 304
Language: English