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Celebrating The Birthday Of Sonny Boy Williamson

Jul 31, 2012

On this week’s archive edition of 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Sonny Boy Williamson with our special guests Tom “Trashmouth” Baker and Sheila Bey.

Sonny Boy Williamson

Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller (possibly December 5, 1912[2] – May 25, 1965)[5][3] was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, from Mississippi.[6] He is acknowledged as one of the most charismatic and influential blues musicians, with considerable prowess on the harmonica and highly creative songwriting skills. He recorded successfully in the 1950s and 1960s, and had a direct influence on later blues and rock performers. He should not be confused with another leading blues performer, John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, who died in 1948.-wikipedia

Tom "Trashmouth" Baker

Sheila Bey

On the funny side of things, “Who’s Got the Blues” covers what gets our audience down and later the Nedra sings “Golf Widow Blues” and it has nothing to do with Tiger Woods.

Song List:
Show Me Missouri Blues
Keep It to Yourself
CC Rider
Checkin’ Up on My Baby
Hound Dog
Drivin’ Wheel
Don’t Start Me Talking