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By Jeannie Cheatham

ISBN-10: 0292712936

ISBN-13: 9780292712935

ISBN-10: 0292753136

ISBN-13: 9780292753136

Jeannie Cheatham is a dwelling legend in jazz and blues. A pianist, singer, songwriter, and co-leader of the candy child Blues Band, she has performed and sung with the various greats in blues and jazz—T-Bone Walker, Dinah Washington, Cab Callaway, Joe Williams, Al Hibbler, Odetta, and Jimmy Witherspoon. Cheatham toured with colossal Mama Thornton on and off for ten years and used to be featured with Thornton and Sippie Wallace within the award-winning PBS documentary 3 Generations of the Blues. Her song, which has garnered nationwide and foreign acclaim, has been defined as unrestrained, exuberant, soulful, rollicking, depraved, virtuous, wild, and honest. Cheatham's signature music, "Meet Me along with your Black Drawers On" is a staple in jazz and blues golf equipment throughout the USA and in Europe, Africa, and Japan.In this delightfully frank autobiography, Jeannie Cheatham remembers a existence that has been as exuberant, virtuous, wild, and honest as her tune. She starts off in Akron, Ohio, the place she grew up in a colourful multiethnic local surrounded through a kin of sturdy ladies. From these roots, she introduced a musical occupation that took her from the Midwest to California, doing time alongside the best way far and wide from a prison mobile in Dayton, Ohio, the place she was once innocently stuck in a police raid, to the collage of Wisconsin-Madison—where she and Jimmy Cheatham taught tune. Cheatham writes of a existence spent scuffling with racism and sexism, of rage and get to the bottom of, distress and miracles, betrayals and triumphs, of religion virtually misplaced in darkish locations, yet mysteriously regained in a flash of sunshine. Cheatham's autobiography can be the tale of her fifty-years-and-counting love affair and musical collaboration together with her husband and band companion, Jimmy Cheatham.

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