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"If you really think about it, everything in this world tries to be music." -- Eugene Hutz

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Aberdeen Mississippi Blues - Booker White

This man's playing makes my jaw drop everytime.

B.B. King's older cousin, Booker T. Washington White was born in 1909 near Houston, Mississippi. He did his first recordings in 1930 for Victor Records. In 1937 he was arrested for shooting a man. He was incarcerated in the Parchment Farm Prison, and released in 1940. In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy and served for 2 years. He died in 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 67.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This guy is so cool! That rhythmn is infectious. More people should know him, his music deserves it.