Sonny Boy Williamson was an American blues harmonica player who cut over 120 sides between 1937 and ‘47. He was hugely popular among black audiences throughout the south as well as in the Midwestern cities Detroit and Chicago. He was the most influential blues harmonica player of his generation, influencing Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells, Little Walter, Snooky Pryor and Sonny Terry, and among others. His popularity was somewhat diminished after another musician, Rice Miller, adopted the same “Sonny Boy Williamson” moniker in the ‘40s and achieved great success during the ‘60s Blues Revival, recording with his British disciples.
John Lee Curtis Williamson was born near Jackson, Tennessee on March... Read More
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Blues, Harmonica Blues, Chicago Blues, Country Blues