Dirty Bird Blues by Clarence Major, Read by Dion Graham
A Virtuoso Performance of Fictional Bluesman Man Banks
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Dion Graham gives a virtuoso performance of fictional bluesman Manfred (Man) Banks. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Graham’s interpretation of this 25th anniversary edition of Clarence Major’s novel. Graham sings, riffs, wails, and weeps as he takes listeners into the soul of the protagonist, a bluesman with the can’t-win-for-losing blues. Man travels from Chicago to Omaha, and trouble follows.
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