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Snooky Pryor

Biography

James Edward Pryor, 15 September 1921, Lambert, Mississippi, USA, d. 18 October 2006. As a child Pryor became drawn to the harmonica after watching an albino player, John Blissett, together with his friend Jimmy Rogers. When he was 13 he saw Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson number 2) play. After settling in Chicago in 1945 after US Army service, Pryor joined the Maxwell Street group of blues singers which included Johnny Young, Floyd Jones and Moody Jones, with whom he recorded in 1948. Their... Read more

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blues
harmonica blues
harmonica
chicago blues
blues harp
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