Joe Hill Louis

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by Joe Hill Louis

Biography

Lester Hill, 23 September 1921, Whitehaven Tennessee, USA, d. 5 August 1957, Memphis, USA. Hill learned blues harmonica from Will Shade as a teenager and was given the name Joe Hill Louis after victory in a boxing match. He performed in Memphis in the late 40s, where he became known as ‘The Be-Bop Boy’, and developed a one-man band act with guitar, foot-drum and harmonica. Louis’ first recordings were made for Columbia Records in 1949 before he took over B.B. King’s radio... Read more

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blues
memphis blues
one man band
sun records
harmonica blues
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