Little Sammy Davis

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Decades: 1990s 2000s


28 November 1928, Winona, Mississippi, USA. Davis began playing harmonica as a young child and as an adult maintained an interest in music, although he was obliged to seek non-musical work in order to survive. He did play though, earning small change working the street corners in Vicksburg. In the early 50s he was resident in Florida where he made some singles for Rockin’ Records on which he was accompanied by the highly regarded blues guitarist Earl Hooker. Later in the decade, and still in Florida, he played with Guitar Slim, Jimmy Liggins and others. He then spent some time in Chicago sitting in with local respected blues scene artists such as Pinetop Perkins, Little Walter and Muddy Waters. After this, he settled in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Davis again recorded a few singles but remained in obscurity until the mid-90s, when he was not only playing with local bands but was also making occasional radio broadcasts. He was signed to...

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