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8 thoughts on “ The Story Of Sonny Boy Williamson

  1. When ‘Willie’ Rice Miller, aka Sonny Boy Williamson, made these intimate, casual recordings in , he was already (probably) 66 years old. Most of his long career was over; only two years later he would die in his little apartment in Helena, Arkansas.
  2. Sonny Boy claimed that he was "an s' man" and that was the evidence that he was much older than John Lee Williamson who had "stolen" his stage name "Sonny Boy Williamson" from him. When Sonny Boy II died even his death certificate prolonged his claim that his father's name was "Jim Williamson.".
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  4. Williamson added to the confusion when he recorded “The Story of Sonny Boy Williamson” for Storyville Records in Copenhagen in in which he proclaims “I was born, , in a little town, Glendora, Mississippi”. Because of the many lies Sonny Boy told, there is much disagreement about his early life. Donoghue believes that Williamson.
  5. Harmonica, Vocals – Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Photography By – Hans Harzheim Piano – Memphis Slim (tracks: B2, B5).
  6. At the height of his popularity, Williamson was robbed and murdered while walking home from a blues bar. Another blues singer and harmonica player, Alex, or Aleck, Miller, who was called Rice Miller, took Sonny Boy Williamson’s name, insisting that he had invented it. He performed, toured, and recorded under it from , when he began playing on the popular King Biscuit Time radio broadcasts in .
  7. Musician. John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson was a pioneer Blues harmonoicist and singer of the 20th century. Not to be confused with Aleck Ford Miller, who assumed many names including "Sonny Boy Williamson II" to promote the sponsor of his radio program in Helena, saylipywachopor.forspfinheartnunftestprabilaltelwarsrousna.infoinfo the most important harmonica player of the pre-World War II era, John Lee Williamson single-handedly made Burial: Blairs Chapel CME Cemetery, Medon, .
  8. Other highlights include the autobiographical "The Story of Sonny Boy Williamson" (whose historical details probably need to be taken with a grain of salt) and the hard-rocking "Chicago Bounce," on which our mystery piano man takes some exceptionally fluid solos.

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