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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:genres & Styles / Blues
  • Language:English
  • Pages:220
  • eBook ISBN:9781626752702

Tales of a Road Dog

The Lowdown Along the Blues Highway

by Ron Levy

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Overview

"Wow, Ron Levy's book is AMAZING! Wonderful reading, entertaining, fun, educational and, well, AMAZING!" - Norman Darwen - Blues Matters! - UK

"I want everyone to know, Ron Levy is one of the very best musicians I've ever played and worked with. Now, he's even written a great book! I'm so proud of my 'son'." B.B. King 4/13/13

"Tales of a Road Dog - The Lowdown Along the Blues Highway" is a humorous, historical and compelling eye witness account of Ron Levy's musical journey of 40 plus years among the greatest legends in the Blues/Jazz/Soul worlds. It is an anthology of countless inside, behind the scene stories about those legendary greats, the "tales" you'll never find anywhere else.

Also included, is a download link to his newest critically acclaimed album "Funky Fiesta!" Ron Levy has been a participant and contributor to an enormous body of music, from his earliest sideman work with Albert & B.B. King, Roomful of Blues, and as a solo artist, producer & record label owner. Levy is also one of the very few artists who made the transition from Blues to Soul-Jazz music and recorded with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Melvin Sparks, David T. Walker, Idris Muhammad and other Soul-Jazz originators/inventors. All of these historical facts makes "Tales Of A Road Dog" a must read for anyone who has followed innovative American roots music over the last five decades.

Description

"Ron Levy endures as an ingenious Blues keyboardist -- touring most notably with B.B. King for 7 years -- and he was there when B.B. played Muhammad Ali's private parties, as well as stadium shows in Africa and throughout the world. He was the ultimate road warrior, also tickling the ivories for Albert King, Roomful of Blues and his own Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, while meeting everyone from Elvis Presley to Nina Simone. He distills it all in his lively, remarkably honest Web - book & ebook (NOW IN PAPERBACK too!), 'Tales of a Road Dog.' Nearly everything is unique in these gritty and humorous stories of survival with some of music's great pioneers and the musicians who powered them on stage. If you thought you knew about music history, trust me that you'll know even more when you delve into Levy's rich and colorful text. This guy can write as well as he can play."- STEVE MORSE - Boston Globe, Billboard and Rolling Stone.

A download link to Levy's critically acclaimed album "FUNKY FIESTA!" is included.
- Also available as a Web-book & in print as well as much music! @ Levtron.com

About the author

Ron Levy, a steady 40+ year veteran of every cool scene to be seen, whether it be with Albert King, B.B. King, Roomful of Blues, Luther 'Guitar Jr' Johnson, Karl Denson or as leader of Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom and as organist, pianist, composer, arranger, sideman or soloist, producer and A&R man of over 200 recording projects of traditional and contemporary Blues, R&B, Soul-Jazz, Gospel, Jamband and real deal, hardcore music from New Orleans, Memphis, NYC, West Coast, Texas and beyond, has garnered many awards and nine Grammy nominations. His original compositions and recordings have been used on every television network and over a dozen films. More @ Levtron.com

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