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Snooky Pryor

Snooky Pryor

The man called Snooky, born James Edward Pryor, picked up the harmonica at age 14, despite the objections of his..
Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim

He came into the world in Memphis as John Len Chatman, and took the name Peter to honor his father, who ran..
Washboard Sam

Washboard Sam

Washboard Sam (July 15, 1910 – November 6, 1966) Born in 1910, the man known as Washboard Sam was the..
Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon

You probably don’t realize it, but you’re speakin’ Shakespeare. Thousands of the words we use everyday were coined by the..