By Wayne Everett Goins, Kim Wilson
In Blues All Day Long, Wayne Everett Goins mines seventy-five hours of interviews with Rogers' kin, collaborators, and friends to keep on with a existence spent within the blues. Goins' account takes Rogers from recording Chess classics and barnstorming around the South to a late-in-life renaissance that incorporated new song, access into the Blues corridor of reputation, and excessive profile excursions with Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. educated and definitive, Blues All Day Long fills a spot in 20th century track historical past with the tale of 1 of the blues' eminent figures and one of many genre's seminal bands.
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They were slowly cooking up a batch of blues that both West and South Sides would want to taste, and they knew they were onto something that hadn’t been done before. The practice routine evolved into a relationship that emerged as one that was somewhere between two ballet dancers and two heavyweight boxers: They could sling each other around the room and never lose faith in one’s ability to catch the other. They could throw hard jabs at each other yet never catch a blow to the body. It was a perfectly choreographed blues dance.
But see, he was old and hard so he could fight! ’ That’s why we got to be real good friends, ’cause he was a good boxer, good with his fists. ”12 From early 1936 to early 1938, when Jimmy was between the ages of twelve and fourteen, he left Vance for almost two years when he went with his grandmother to West Memphis, Arkansas, which was where he first encountered James Peck Curtis, Joe Willie Wilkins, and Robert Junior Lockwood. Although Jimmy wasn’t as mature as they were, they allowed him to accompany the group, due to his persistence and fascination with the blues life.
I had to wrap a rag around it to keep my grandmother from hearin’. When she’d leave in the mornin’, man, I’d go wild. ”23 16 Money, Marbles, and Chalk Indeed, Jimmy much preferred to be totally ensconced in his favorite pastime, which was music, all the time. He grew up listening to the local favorite, John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson—the original Sonny Boy, who was from Jackson, Mississippi. 24 Jimmy’s closest childhood friend, Snooky Pryor, reminisced: Yeah, me and Jimmy Rogers growed up together.