Monday, November 10, 2014

'Keep It To Yourself' - Sonny Boy Williamson II

Sonny Boy Williamson II (stressing the II, because there already was another older Sonny Boy Williamson who isn't related) was a highly influential harp player from Mississippi.

His reached his music peak in the 50's and 60's in Chicago, releasing many recordings as a solo artist as well as a prolific session player.

In the mid 60's he took part of the highly successful American Folk Blues Festivals in Europe right before his death in 1965. 

Below is one of the videos from the festival called 'Keep It To Youself'; he was known to be quite eccentric!

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