Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Hoodoo Hoodoo

Already a harp virtuoso in his teens, the first Sonny Boy (Rice Miller would adopt the same monicker down in the Delta) learned from Hammie Nixon and Noah Lewis and rambled with Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell before settling in Chicago in 1934. He recorded prolifically for Victor both as a leader and behind others in the vast Melrose stable (including Robert Lee McCoy and Big Joe Williams, who in turn played on some of Williamson's sides). Sonny Boy cut more than 120 sides in all for RCA from 1937 to 1947, many of them turning up in the postwar repertoires of various Chicago blues giants. Yeah.

John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson - Hoodoo Hoodoo

John Lee Sonny Boy Williamson - Mellow Chick Swing


Blogger C. said...

it took me ages to separate the two Sonny Boy Williamsons. Great tracks.

4:02 PM  
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8:09 PM  

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