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I cut him with my Barlow, I kicked him in the side, I stood there laughing over him, while he wallowed 'round and died - Bessie Smith, Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair

Author Topic: Sonny Boy Williamson  (Read 6043 times)

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Offline jostber

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Re: Sonny Boy Williamson
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2012, 04:17:43 AM »
Speaking of Sonny Boy Williamson, as we haven't in this topic for five years, this link appeared in an email sent to me

http://ourblues.wordpress.com/category/authors/chris-smith/

I couldn't get this link to work. The site opens but never show. It this just on my box?


Offline dj

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Re: Sonny Boy Williamson
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2012, 04:31:47 AM »
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I couldn't get this link to work. The site opens but never show.

It works fine for me.  You have to click on the red Don't Start Me Talkin' to get to the article itself.

Thanks for posting that link, Bunker Hill.  It's always nice to read a well-written article about my first blues hero.

Offline crawlinkingsnake

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Re: Sonny Boy Williamson
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2012, 06:03:55 PM »
really a cool clipping Bunker Hill. Always interested to know more about any and all the Sonny Boy's. Visited Sonny Boy Williamson II grave near Tutwiller, MS last month. We always stop by when we're in the area.

Offline oddenda

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Re: Sonny Boy Williamson
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2012, 07:36:24 PM »
According to a thread on BBF, the headstone has been vandalized recently.

pbl

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Sonny Boy Williamson
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2012, 09:12:19 PM »
According to a thread on BBF, the headstone has been vandalized recently.
pbl
Here's a postcard that Chris Smith sent me from there in July 1997. The empty beer cans I like to think were left there by those who had a drink to SBW's memory rather than using it as a trash dump.

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Offline RB

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Re: Sonny Boy Williamson
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2012, 04:36:30 AM »
I don't get to read much of this kind of compendium now (so perhaps I'm not as well qualified to judge) but I very much enjoyed the 1999 Chris Smith article on Rice Miller.

Thanks.

Offline crawlinkingsnake

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Re: Sonny Boy Williamson
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2012, 06:40:36 AM »
We were at the Sonny Boy II grave site on Sunday April 15th and saw no vandalism.  The grave was clean with only a couple harmonicas placed at the base of the head stone.

Also the graves of his sisters Mary and Julie are near by. Both killed in a house fire, I believe in Helena, AR.

 


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