Jelly Roll: A Blues

by Kevin Young

Paperback, 2005

Status

Available

Genres

Publication

Knopf, (2005)

User reviews

LibraryThing member abirdman
I wanted to like this book more. Poetry in homage to country blues musicians. The best material here is the work that's most personal to the poet, who is not a blues musician. It's a beautiful book.
LibraryThing member skylightbooks
Finding Kevin Young was like passing
a random bar with live music
and turning in, on a whim, and loving it,
shaking your head and saying "Hell, yeah."

The upright bass rasps behind him,
his sounds and syntax
bring the subtle variations and repetitions
that give jazz its bling. He sings

of love gone right, and gone wrong,
nailing the gravelly wailing
of the blues.

In Kevin Young, you'll hear a voice unique and familiar --
in all, a treasure, a jewel most rare.

-Emily
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Language

Original language

English

Barcode

10210
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