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Sonny Boy Williamson Vol. 1 (1937 - 1938)

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Customer Reviews

Great, scratchy tracks and all

You are in the room with this great old, classic guy. The scratchy tracks add immediacy and period flavor, far divorced from the sanitized stuff we accept as normal today. Great tunes. Great playing. Enjoy.

Great album

Sonny Boy Williamson is one of the best Mississippi Delta Blues players, in my opinion.
He can play one helluva harmonica!


Born: March 30, 1914 in Jackson, TN

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '30s, '40s

Easily the most important harmonica player of the prewar era, John Lee Williamson almost single-handedly made the humble mouth organ a worthy lead instrument for blues bands — leading the way for the amazing innovations of Little Walter and a platoon of others to follow. If not for his tragic murder in 1948 while on his way home from a Chicago gin mill, Williamson would doubtless have been right there alongside them, exploring new and exciting directions. It can safely be noted that Williamson...
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