Up The Country Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson - Blues Classics By Sonny Boy Williamson Volume 3 (Vinyl, LP)
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Stop Crying. Do It If You Wanna. Cool, Cool Blues. Come on Back Home. I Cross My Heart. West Memphis Blues. Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues. Pontiac Blues. Mighty Long Time. Nine Below Zero. She Brought Life Back to the Dead. Too Close Together. Stop Now Baby. Down Child.
Cat Hop. Gettin' out of Town. Red Hot Kisses. Going in Your Direction. Empty Bedroom. There are variations in title between some issues, but all contain the same songs in the same order and "" appears in the catalogue number of most versions. On some versions, the second track is listed as "Sonny Boy's Girlfriends" and on others "Girl Friends". Black and white photo of Sonny Boy in profile, album title in pink, Storyville logo and star pattern in purple.
Photo of people and cars by a wall, sleeve notes by Theo Lehmann in German. Add Review. Miller developed his style and raffish stage persona during these years. Willie Dixon recalled seeing Lockwood and Miller playing for tips in Greenville, Mississippi , in the s. He entertained audiences with novelties such as inserting one end of the harmonica into his mouth and playing with no hands.
At this time he was often known as "Rice" Miller—a childhood nickname stemming from his love of rice and milk  —or as "Little Boy Blue". The program's sponsor, Max Moore, began billing Miller as Sonny Boy Williamson, apparently in an attempt to capitalize on the fame of the well-known Chicago-based harmonica player and singer Sonny Boy Williamson birth name John Lee Curtis Williamson, died Although John Lee Williamson was a major blues star who had already released dozens of successful and widely influential records under the name "Sonny Boy Williamson" from onward, Miller would later claim to have been the first to use the name.
Some blues scholars believe that Miller's assertion he was born in was a ruse to convince audiences he was old enough to have used the name before John Lee Williamson, who was born in Williamson married Howlin' Wolf's half-sister Mae and he showed Wolf how to play harmonica.
It was three years since the death of John Lee Williamson, which for the first time allowed some legitimacy to Miller's carefully worded claim to being "the one and only Sonny Boy Williamson". When Trumpet went bankrupt in , Williamson's recording contract was yielded to its creditors, who sold it to Chess Records in Chicago.
He had begun developing a following in Chicago beginning in , when he appeared there as a member of Elmore James's band. During his Chess years he enjoyed his greatest success and acclaim, recording about 70 songs for the Chess subsidiary Checker Records from to Views Read Edit View history.
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