365 Days of Album Recommendations – June 1

The Original Sonny Boy Williamson


Next to Hammie Nixon’s performances with Sleepy John Estes, the original Sonny Boy Williamson’s work on the early Bluebird recordings may be some of my very favorite blues harmonica tracks ever. These re-mastered tracks here sound glorious; warm, clear, and vibey …

Sonny Boy’s original version of Good Morning Little Schoolgirl has yet to be matched, despite all the excellent renditions that have come since … you’ll love it here when you listen …

We lost him on June 1, 1948. He was killed in a robbery. In Chicago.

For this post, on this June 1 nearly 70 years later, we’ll remember the original Sonny Boy … and be grateful his extraordinary music was preserved for our edification …

RIP Sonny Boy

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