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Born: 27 October 1909 in Shelby, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Influenced by Roosevelt Sykes and Lonnie Johnson, Henry Townsend was a commanding musician, adept on both piano and guitar. During the '20s and '30s, Townsend was one of the musicians that helped make St. Louis one of the blues centers of America. Townsend arrived in St. Louis when he was around ten years old, just before the '20s began. By the end of the '20s, he had landed a record contract with Columbia, cutting several sides of open-tuning slide guitar for the label. Two years later, he made...
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  • 10,89 €
  • Genres: Blues, Music
  • Released: 01 January 1984

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