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Sonny Boy Williamson II with Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon and Otis Spann – In Europe (1995)

Sonny Boy Williamson II with Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon and Otis Spann – In Europe (1995)

A rakish character, to be sure, Sonny Boy Williamson II wore a bowler hat and custom-made two-tone three-piece suit, often regaled the crowds with a hands-free harp solo, even took the name of a once-more famous predecessor in order to jump start his career. Williamson, then, was the perfect America export, over the top and completely original. More particularly, heRead More

Something Else! Featured Artist: Blues pianist Willie Love

NICK DERISO: You’ll the find the best of this underappreciated, high-style Mississippi blues pianist on 1950s-era Trumpet Records reissues put out beginning in 1989 by Chicago’s Alligator Records. Run out of a Jackson, Miss., record store, Lillian Shedd McMurry’s locally legendary Trumpet label caught several blues greats just before their moment — including Sonny Boy Williamson II. Love is theRead More

Lists: Blues harmonica players Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Paul Butterfield

1) Little Walter, “His Best”First gaining fame as a member of Muddy Waters band, Marksville, La.-native Little Walter pioneered the amplified harp sound that is often imitated but has not since been duplicated. Chess Records (now part of MCA) released a “Best” series that rank as one of the best compilation projects in the history of the blues. Walter’s setRead More

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