Sonny Boy Williamson
1930 to 1948
December 5, 1899
May 25, 1965
Jackson, United States
Aleck "Sonny Boy Williamson" Miller, 1899-1965
John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson (March 30, 1914 - June 1, 1948) was an American blues harmonica player and singer, and the first to use the name Sonny Boy Williamson. Biography and career: Williamson was born near Jackson, Tennessee in 1914. His original recordings were considered to be in the country blues style, but he soon demonstrated skill at making harmonica a lead instrument for the blues, and popularized it for the first time in a more urban blues setting. He has been called "the father of modern blues harp".
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