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Friday, July 21, 2006
 
MYERS AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO BE PUBLISHED THIS FALL

The University Press of Mississippi has announced that it will publish the autobiography of late Mississippi bluesman Sam Myers in October.

Myers, 70, died Monday at his home in Dallas of complications from throat cancer.

The autobiography, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, was co-authored by Myers and Jeff Horton, a blues musician and journalist.

Myers performed with many blues legends, including B.B. King and Muddy Waters, and served as drummer for Elmore James.

The book tells Myers' story - from attending the state school for the blind in Piney Woods to his W.C. Handy Award-winning collaboration with Texas blues guitarist Anson Funderburgh.

(For more information, visit the University Press of Mississippi’s Web site at www.upress.state.ms.us)
 




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