Billy Boy Arnold

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by Billy Boy Arnold

Biography

16 September 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Arnold first played blues harmonica with Bo Diddley’s group in 1950 and became a well-known figure in Chicago blues throughout the following two decades. Among those he accompanied were Johnny Shines and Otis Rush. With a serviceable singing voice and a harmonica style influenced by John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson, Arnold recorded as a solo artist for local labels Cool (‘Hello Stranger’, 1952) and Vee Jay Records. In 1958 he... Read more

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blues
harmonica
harmonica blues
blues harp
classic blues
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