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Contact: oriannaatnetreachdotnet
Location: philadelphia.
Date: 2010-07-05
Comment: I’ve been heavy into Sonny boy lately. and just discovered your site by searching google. It’s fascinating to read the comments of the legions of fellow accolytes. I think Sonny boy blended his vocals and playing like no other bluesman. Combined with the emotion and humor of his lyrics. the music captivates. But i have to say. its sonny boys phrasing that really makes him unique. Never predictable and always adding nuance. We can learn to play his music. after a fashion. But the real challenge is to find in ourselves a means of expressing our own life experience in a unique way. Sonny Boy is a great teacher. Thanks for making him more accessible.

Name: Ian
Contact: ian.wright58atntlworlddotcom
Location: Glasgow.
Date: 2010-07-05
Comment: I saw the great man play when he came to the UK in the mid60`s. He “Aint fattening no more frogs for snakes” now. but I keep in touch through his wonderful music.

posted July, 2010

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May 2010 Archive Posts

Name: Bill Donoghue AKA ‘fessor Mojo
Contact: fessormojoatyahoodotcom
Location: Healdsburg CA
Date: 2010-05-10
Comment: Welcome to the redesigned Sonny Boy’s Lonesome Cabin. For those of you who are new and don’t know me. I am your host and have done extensive collection of oral history on delta blues in general and on Alex “Rice” Miller AKA Sonny Boy Williamson II and Robert Lockwood Jr. AKA Robert Jr.. Robert Johnson’s stepson who would have turned 95 this past March. I am working on both book and documentary projects based on my work. There are many surprises. Sonny Boy’s “lies” turned out to often be largely true. what many people including his best friends thought they knew about him was false and he was the most influential first Black media star of the Deep South as well ss the musician most mentioned in other musicians’ biographies and the one who more bluesmen honored with a tribute song than any other. He was a giant among men.

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April 2010 Archive Posts

Name: ‘fessor Mojo
Contact: guruatdonoghuedotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Congratulations to Andrew Campbell for building such an imaginative website. It is an honor to carry on in his tradition. Watch this site for some amazing and fascinating content on Sonny Boy or contribute to it here. ‘fessor

Name: Ron Pierce
Contact: harp1119ataoldotcom
Location: columbus. ga usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I love this site. And THANK YOU !! for keeping the Blues alive. I’ll never forget Glendora.. Your good friend. Ron Pierce

Contact: BETICOatCANTVdotnet
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Joe Collier
Contact: joe-collierathomedotcom
Location: Nashville. TN USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Please continue the great work on one of the greatest bluesmen of all times.

Name: John B. Warnken
Contact: icsatgtedotnet
Location: Tampa. Fl. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am a native of Helena. Ark home to Sonny Boy I used to hear his music as a child on KFFA King Biscuit Time Show. Too bad I am just now discovering his talent’s. But his Music will live foreever.

Name: Lee Pevsner
Contact: lpevsneratprodigydotnet
Location: Merced. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for the tremendous website. I like one of the previous guestbook writers grew up in Helena. Arknasas. I would go down to KFFA on my lunch hour during high school sometimes and watch the King Biscuit Boys perform. I attended the King Biscuit Blues Festival for the first time this past October. It was great !!!

Contact: bigtony1atgeocitiesdotcom
Location: SWEDEN
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site about one of the great harmonica players. You’ve done a very nice job. Keep up the good work! (I’ll be back…)

Name: Birk Warnken
Contact: icsatgtedotnet
Location: Tampa. Fl USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: No discussion of Sonny Boy would be complete without talking about his home for over 40 years. Helena Arkansas and where he lived in an upstairs apartment rented to him by Morris Gist the owner of Gist Music. Gist Music Store is still in operation as is old Mr. Gist. I used to one of the group who took music lessons over the Gist Music Store. KFFA was right across the street in the Helena National Bank Bldg. I am trying to rack my brain to remember if while I was in and out of the music store if I ever saw Sonny Boy. I do know however. that sometime during 1965 when Sonny Boy died. the music teacher Mr. Smith I took accordian lesson’s from disappeared without a trace. Interestingly enough that music room above the store still exists exactly like it was in 1965. I know because Morris Gist took me up there last year. He locked the door in 1965 and left everything intact. A small piece of history thatlinks me back to the year Sonny Boy died. I know there are other’s who will read this who have stories they can relate. If your from Helena and have a story. Why not post it for all to read about. Another interesting thing about Gist Music Store is that people come from all over the world to the store and buy a harmonica from Mr. Gist they will have him inscribe the Harp and then take it to Sonny Boy’s Grave in Tutwieler Mississippi just south of Clarksdale. They put the Harp on his grave as a memorial. I went to see myself and sure enough on the top of the Tombstone placed neatly were three harps inscribed to Sonny Boy. It’s worth the trip to find the grave to see this. Beside the Graveyard still stands the Church where reportedly Sonny Boy played as a child. It sits in ruins falling down in the weeds. I would like to see a map of how to get there posted on this web site. I have a picture of the grave and the church. It’s worth the trip.

Name: smokeydog
Contact: smokeydogatwebtvdotnet
Location: Nashville. TN USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site!! I enjoyed my visit. See ya’ll. smokeydog

Name: ‘fessor Mojo AKA Bill Donoghue
Contact: guruatdonoghuedotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: For those of you who asked. “Fessor Mojo’s Don’t Start Me To Talkin'”. the only book on the life of Sonny Boy Williamson II is available in the US at 1-800-982-2455 or outside the US at 508-478-5997. Here are some comments from reviewers: “Wonderful and Spellbinding book” Toby Byron. Producer of Bluesland video “Congratulations on your excellent research to date.” John Broven “The most valid Sonny Boy information I’ve ever read!” Tim Moody. Editor of the former Mississippi Saxophone. The Blues Harmonica Players Magazine “This is a great book and deserves to be read. more than once. Kudos to ‘Fessor Mojo” Kenny Blue Ray. Blues Guitarist “Lots of fascinating facts (and myths) in the well-researched account.” Real Blues. Oct/Nov 1997

Name: timmy ross
Contact: elwoodbatwebtvdotnet
Location: monroe. n.c. USA
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: ‘fessor Mojo
Contact: sonnyboyatsonnyboydotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Timmy You are right. “A Mighty Long Time” is one of the finest blues Sonny Boy Williamson II ever recorded. It can be found on the “King Biscuit Time” CD. Arhoolie 310 which includes the sides he recorded with Trumpet Records including the only live recording of King Biscuit Time (on CD only) and the original of Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom” with Sonny Boy on harp. Although he re-recorded several of his songs on Chess. he did not re-record this one. See below for a copy of Lillian McMurry’s (Trumpet Records co-founder) acceptance speech when she was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame last November in which she tells the story behind this fascinating and unique recording. ‘fessor Mojo Lillian McMurry’s Acceptance Speech when inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame 11/9/98 This is an unbelievable trip!! John Glenn is not the only one who has been in orbit. Thank you. Thank you all. It’s a great honor to be recognized by my peers in the music business and by the Blues Foundation for recordings done my be for Diamond Record Company’s Trumpet label of great artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson. Willie Love. Big Joe Williams. Southern Sons Quartette. Elmore James and Jerry McCain. Those artists deserve most of the credit for this honor. No one receives such an outstanding award without the support of good people. good artists and outstanding musicians. I’m no public speaker. I’m kinda like an old artist named John. who said when he was just a young man; he went to church one Sunday. got religion and joined the church. Immediately the preacher called on John to stand up and lead in prayer. John was shocked! He shook and stammered and bowed his head. Finally. he looked heavenward and cried “OOOOH Lord. I wish I hadn’t joined this church. Amen.” There were times I’ve wished I hadn’t joined the record business. especially when I couldn’t get completely out of it. I joined the business 48 years ago and stopped recording about 43 years ago. However I was stuck with making efforts for the former artists to receive promotion and monetary benefits on past recordings. causing me 42 more years of mostly unpaid work. My fellow workers and I had some real fun at times: Like when recording Sonny’s big hit of “A Mighty Long Time” with only Cliff Givens pumping vocal bass and playing a broom for brush drum behind Sonny’s harmonica and vocal. I asked for a slower tempo and more feeling. He said ‘Miss Lillian. you is an old lady.’ We laughed ’til we cried…I was only 30 years old. What would he say if he could see me now and know how that song has lived on. In the ’50s. I did not realize I was making memories and friends for a lifetime and more along the way that have sustained me ’til now when I’m old and gray…and NOW I’ll add this honor and cherish it for a rainy day. So. I’ll just “dust my broom”. God Bless you all. VIVA Le Blues!!” Ahmet Ertegun stopped by and told Lillian “Your speech was the best!” Nice review.

Name: Cookie Mariano
Contact: mamablues1ataoldotcom
Location: Port St. Lucie. Fl USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: FESSOR. THANK YOU very much for all the great research you have done. I find Sonny Boy one of the most intriguing of the older Blues Artist. I just joined Blues-L last week. I just can’t get enought of it. I have been a singer most of my life. but only starting singing Blues for the last 9 years. So I have been reading everything I could get to learn more. Now that I have the computer. it’s like a whole new world opened for me.That is thanks going to you and people like you for your love and devotion of the Art of The Blues. If I confront you with some. what you might think is some really lame questions. I am really lookinf for info. Thank You again…….Mamablues1

Name: ‘fessor Mojo
Contact: sonnyboyatsonnyboydotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: THE STORY BEHIND “HELP ME” AND “BYE BYE BIRD” Attached is a Blues-L answer I wrote which ought to be shared with sonnyboydotcom readers. “Green Onions” by Booker T. and the MGs was released on Volt in 1962 and later that year re-released on Stax. “Help Me” was “written” by Ralph Bass and Sonny Boy Williamson and recorded on 1/11/63. Sonny Boy died on May 25.1965. It hit the R&B charts on 4/6/63 and remained for 4 weeks peaking at #24. It was probably this hit recording that encouraged Willie Dixon to invite Sonny Boy to join him. Muddy and others on the 1963 American Folk Blues Festival tour in September of that year.That was Sonny Boy’s big break and lead to the outstanding Storyville and Live in Europe recordings plus the dates with the Animals. Yardbirds (Clapton’s debut recorded solo). and Jimmy Page. Ironically. when Sonny Boy was in Europe. his theme song was an outstanding solo version of “Bye Bye Bird” by Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson. the flip side of “Help Me” (recorded on the same day). I suspect that Bass and Dixon added their names to the recording as Sonny Boy did not share authorship on many of his songs. This was late in his career and maybe he didn’t think he had the clout or they did it without his knowledge. In 1966. the year following Sonny Boy’s death. Junior Wells’ feature on the 1966 AFBF tour was “Tribute To Sonny Boy Williamson”. which is. of course. “Help Me.” Yes. the lyrics are interesting. He was much more profound elsewhere. however. The RIFF. however. is contagious and we were talking about Essential Blues Tunes to knock an audience on its collective asses. Thanks for giving me the chance to tell this story. ‘fessor Mojo Host. www.sonnyboydotcom

Name: ‘fessor Mojo
Contact: sonnyboyatsonnyboydotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: “KEEP IT TO OURSELVES” IS BACK ON THE STREET In the past two years. to get a copy of “Keep It To Ourselves.” which is basically “The Best of the Storyville Sessions” from 1963. Sonny Boy’s first real “album” that was not a collection of singles. you had to buy the $30+ 24 Carat Gold Limited Edition from Analogue Productions. This fine album which was at one time available as Alligator 4787 (Alligator lost their license) is not available at $15.98 on Storyville 4167 from Roots & Rhythm 888-ROOTS-66 and other fine dealers. Given how the original Storyville Recordings were distributed among their original two alblums. the logical complement to this is their Blues Masters Vol. 12. which has not only the “Rest of the Storyville Recordings” but Erik Host’s rare EP’s four Sonny Boy home recordings and the soundtrack of the Gazelle Productions film “Sonny Boy Williamson” which is the only film of Sonny Boy currently available in the USA. Just wanted you to know that one of my favorite Sonny Boy albums. one which shows his renewed potential post-Chess. is available at reasonable prices once again.

Name: Tom Hazeltine
Contact: tomhatmjrdotcom
Location: Boston. Ma U S of A
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Really great tribute to the master poet. I love the Helena photo taken by Chris Strachwitz. Any idea where he’s located and if that picture is available for purchase? I’d love to buy one…Tom

Name: ‘fessor Mojo
Contact: sonnyboyatsonnyboydotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Chris Strachwitz. the photographer is the owner of Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito CA (near Oakland). I don’t know if he will sell you a photo but it is on the cover of King Biscuit Time. Arhoolie CD 310 along with other photos from that shoot.

Name: Randy Williams
Contact: randyguitaratyahoodotcom
Location: Arlington. TX USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Mike Morgan of Dallas TX gave me my first guitar lessons and told me to find some Sonny Boy and listen to the licks. I listen everyday and have the Essential Sonny Boy double cd and never(!) get tired of listening. I’m trying to work up an act now. and will include several of my favorites. All through this Christmas season. I listened to Santa Claus and performed it at a few jam sessions in DFW. I’m an older guy. and when I was a kid in the 60’s we got a kick out of The Little Village. I plan to do a lotta research on SBW through sites like this one. Really love the older guys and have seen a lot of them at Antone’s in Austin in the late 70-s and early 80-s. God Bless Sonny Boy!!!

Name: Magne Blues Boy Storløkken
Contact: magstorlatonline.no
Location: Lørenskog. NORWAY
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I have a weekly radio show on Sundays from 7 to 10 pm. and SBW2 is one of my most featured artists! Great web-site. great bluesman. Yours. Magne Storløkken Radio 1

Name: ‘fessor Mojo
Contact: guruatdonoghuedotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: RADIO 1 NORWAY SPECIAL Special offer to listeners to Magne Blues Boy Storløkken’s Radio 1 Norway show: “Don’t Start Me To Talkin'” my book on the life of Sonny Boy Williamson II. can be obtained by FAX from 010-1-508-478-8740 / $20.00US total / VISA/MC orders only. Mail orders may be mailed to The Donoghue Group. Box 309. Milford MA 01757 USA. Offer expires 2/15/99

Name: Todd Greene
Contact: harpboytoddathotmaildotcom
Location: New Orleans. LA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Excellent site! It’s nice to see a much-deserved tribute to one of my favorite influences! Keep it up!

Name: Jim Seitz
Contact: jseitz2502ataoldotcom
Location: Houston. TX USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: No comments.

Name: Tony w/Wolves
Contact: djangowolfataolodotcom
Location: Egg Harbor Twp.. N.J U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site. Living the BLUES.

Name: Henry Jackson
Contact: hjaqueatconcentricdotnet
Location: Santa Maria. CA 93455
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’ve listened to Sonny Boy Williamson’s recordings while growing up in Birmingham. Alabama over radio station WJLD’s Atomic Boogie Hour. out of Bessmer. Alabama during the late forties and earlies fifties. Many musicians make claim to the title of “best harmonica player” but it’s apparent they’ve never heard Sonny Boy Williamson’s recordings. “It don’t git no better”!

Name: sandi
Contact: sandiatipadotnet
Location: AR USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: This is one of the most informative pages on the web concerning Sonny Boy–I will definetly be watching for updates and enjoying every minute of reading! As a true blues fan I can say from the heart…thanks for the hard work and dedication that has gone into all of this research!

Name: Philip Hewett
Contact: treplanatmingaradotnet.au
Location: Sydney. NSW Australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: and you do this for free ….. good on ya.

Name: Torbjorn Samuelsson
Contact: bjorkhaga atmbox304.swipnet.se
Location: Tidaholm. Sweden
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Really Fine web sides about this great bluesman.When I heard him for the first time in the mid. sixties on the Swedish radio he changed my music life forever. a very happy moment. Thank you Sonny Boy!!!

Name: Yardbird” Castro
Contact: abcdatabdotcom
Location: Hudson. WI USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy deserves this great web site. Thanks!

Contact: COMPACT45atEARTHLINKdotnet
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Phil Dearborn
Contact: abcdatcvdotcom
Location: Denver. CO
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great page. Thanks for the thrill.

Name: Bill Garrett
Contact: rt66atmail.usadotcom
Location: Destin. FL USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Very cool site and excellent resource! Thank you!

Name: John Crosse
Contact: jcrosseatixdotnetcomdotcom
Location: Redondo Beach. CA 90277
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Absolutely great web site! I dusted off my Sonny Boy CD (Down and Out Blues) which I’m now listening to while I’m reading his bio in All Music Guide to the Blues. Keep up the good work and keep the Blues alive!

Name: ordie branham
Contact: orbatkymtnnet.org
Location: shelbiana. ky pike
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I have the blues channel on tv behind me and sonnyboy in front of me and now it 3am. my how time does fly when you’re having fun . many thanks.. great work

Name: Martin
Contact: yrichatcrcomdotnet
Location: Big Spring. Tx United States
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am looking for lyrics and notes to sonnys music. Sonny is the best on the harp. I tip my hat to this home page. I wish could drink a bottle of whiskey with SONNY .

Name: Kirk Rusch
Contact: movingonupathotmaildotcom
Location: Scottsbluff. NE USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am just really getting into the blues and I’ve heard different artists playing the harp on really cool songs. Sonny Boy Williamson II is the best I’ve heard so far and I love the way he plays the harp.

Name: J.J.Milteau
Contact: milteauateasynet.fr
Location: Paris. France
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for your great work about SBW. one of the most interesting artist of the dying XX° century. We all agree about the power of “Mighty long time” and I feel a special recognition for Mrs Mc Murray these days. Hatrmonicalement. J.J.Milteau

Name: Sabine
Contact: SabineJ30tataoldotcom
Location: Deep South.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Wow! I just found this SBW site this afternoon. and what a welcome respite it provided! I felt connected to the music I love. which was wonderful. I often feel alone in my love for Blues. living in a college town. Thank you for the wealth of information here and for the time and effort you have put into it. I will be stopping by periodically from now on. Thanks again for helping to keep the Blues alive!

Contact: bummer_roadatyahoodotcom
Location: Sao Paulo. SP Brazil
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hi Bill. I`m sad because Mrs. Lillian is died. I try to call her last week. but the conection was difficult. I put one information in my website about this. best wishes

Name: charles “sweetwater” gidcumb
Contact: argatssdotcom
Location: harrisburg. il saline
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: hi.Bill glad to see some new stuff .hope to see mo

Name: Brad Miller
Contact: sidemanatwebtvdotnet
Location: kokomo. ms USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy deserves all this praise and so much more. He was an original. dependent on no one. Long live his legacy!

Name: Carl “Big Papa” Mims
Contact: carlmimsatbellsouthdotnet
Location: Birmingham. Al U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great website!! No one else like Sonnyboy!!!!

Contact: fatman59atjunodotcom
Location: ST. LOUIS. MO USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I love the harp. I have listened to many bluesharp players. but Sonnyboy is my main man.

Name: john carr
Contact: asaegfataadotcom
Location: columbus. 43214 U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy is my favorite Chess songwriter. He can be funny and he can be cold (see “Your Funeral. My Trial”). and he gets the details right. Good to see a site dedicated to his artistry.

Name: Sandi Sallings
Contact: sandiatipadotnet
Location: Wynne. AR USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great tribute to Sonny Boy! Informative and interesting- Thanks for putting it out here and keeping the legacy of Sonny Boy going strong!

Name: Sandra Dunbar
Contact: SD16barataoldotcom
Location: Amherst. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Really dig the web site! I play bass in a band that performs. among a lot of other stuff. a generous amount of Sonny Boy material. The harp player in the band is Shakin Smith. who has been playing for over 30 years. Shakin Smith idolizes Sonny Boy and began learning the Sonny Boy style when he was a little kid. If you ever get a chance to hear Shakin Smith and His Blues Band from the Buffalo. New York area. I encourage you to do so.

Name: jerry walk
Contact: jerryatonlinecoldotcom
Location: cedaredge. co delta
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: just took some lessons boy do i have a lot to learn

Name: Krabbe
Contact: krabbeatemail.dk
Location: Copenhagen V.. Denmark
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: That man Sonnyboy turned my jazz ears onto blues too when I first heard. mead. interviewed and partied with him in a small danish village back in the sixties. A week ago I broadcasted a radio programme with only his music & songs and could’n’t help dreaming of the days 35 years ago. I to day found you – It’s a heavy site. very informative.

Name: David Thurston
Contact: davidc.thurstonatworldnet.attdotnet
Location: Somerville. nj usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: As a long-time admirer of Sonny Boy. imagine my surprise when I was visiting Stackhouse Records in Clarksdale a couple of years ago again and an elderly woman entered the shop.She said she wanted to visit Sonny Boy’s grave and asked Jim O’Neill to take her there. Well. it turned out to be Lillien McMurry on her way back from Memphis where she had received a WC Handy award. My wife and I tagged along and found the grave site (laden with harmonicas and whiskey bottles as heartfelt tributes) where she had originally furnished the headstone outside of Tutwhiler. Miss. She regaled us with Sonny Boy stories. we took lots of photos and basked in this historic event for us. A truly memorable experience.

Name: Donald Katalenic
Contact: donaldkatalenicathotmaildotcom
Location: Zagreb. Croatia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: i dig the site! i’m sitting here playing my ‘the chess years’ box set while surfin’ for info on sonny boy!

Name: john-david lucas
Contact: lravenatfloodcitydotnet
Location: holsopple. PA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: sonny and vliet……GODS Ive heard GOD!

Name: Adam Odell
Contact: ASOdellatWebTVdotcom
Location: Seattle . WA US of A
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: “I’m the only Sonny Boy; I’m THE Sonny Boy;there ain’t no other one but me.” You Rocked Sonny. Thanks! “Cornmeal and King Biscuit Show.”

Name: Dan Gaut
Contact: wildhammerataoldotcom
Location: Chicago. IL USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: If music is about the groove. Then Sonny Boy was music personified. The site is great. As a long time lover of the man and his music I really got off checking it out. The tribute to Lillian McMurry was most wonderful and deserved. Keep up the good work!

Name: Northa Turner
Contact: tbcatncfwebdotnet
Location: Bellevue. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site keep up the good work.

Name: Alex M P.
Contact: zarevichatstarmediadotcom
Location: Cali. Colombia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: This is a great site to the Sonny Boy Williamson fans around the world

Name: CraftyDawg
Contact: Sdawgcataoldotcom
Location: Boston. MA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: The man was simply. genius. Thank You

Name: Geoffrey Brown
Contact: geoffreybatsympacdotcom.au
Location: Melbourne. VIC Australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great Stuff. I just finding out about the blues at 49.

Name: Barry S Campbell
Contact: adfgasdfathotdotcom
Location: Aiken. SC USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Has always been my favorite;perfect.basic blues harmonica

Name: Billy R. Mitchell
Contact: BMitchchataoldotcom
Location: Southaven. MS USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Just found you via Discoveries and really like the site.I was a soda jerk at Mcrees drug store in the 40’s and used to deliver sodas to KFFA on Sat. mornings.Spent a lot of time in the studio during the King Biscuit show and got to know Sonny Boy.Peck Curtis & Mr. 5X5. Taylor. real well. Sonny Boy bought me my first bottle of booze(which he also shared).Believe Drifting Slim and Baby Face Turner were members of the group from time to time.Keep digging.

Name: Paul Jansen
Contact: paulj2_athotmaildotcom
Location: Marysville. ca. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Just found your site.looks great

Name: irms
Contact: irmsatnetzerodotnet
Location: Louisville. Ky USofA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: cool

Name: stephan harmonica slim mcrae
Contact: sam51256ataoldotcom
Location: louisville. ky usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: cant live without the blues

Name: harmonica slim
Contact: sam51256ataoldotcom
Location: louisville. ky usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: would like to find more lyrics on sonny boy 2

Name: Van der Heyden Sven
Contact: leo.van.der.heydenatskynet.be
Location: Hoogstraten. Belgium
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am 17 years old. and I listen a lot to Blues music. My favorite instrument is the bluesharp witch I also try to play.

Name: Patrick Reisz
Contact: preiszatsympatico.ca
Location: Montreal. Quebec CANADA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Listen to blues music and wash your ears from all the dirty music you can hear on the radios. A day without blues is like a day without bread

Name: Kenny “Blue” Ray
Contact: bluerayatearthlinkdotnet
Location: menlo park. ca only Blues!
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy II Rules. we do a lot of hios tunes on Gigs and I loved him. actually learned some Guitar stuff from one of his Guitarists. The Late Luther Tucker. We just did Unseen Eye on our new one. a Great tune Blues Always. Kenny “Blue” ray

Name: Mathew “blow . cat . blow” Hanson
Contact: howlenwulfataoldotcom
Location: houston.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Mathew. age 20 preaches: Sonny Boy is God. No joke. If ya don’t catch me. listen to “Cool Disposition”(Chess). “Nine Below Zero” (Chess). “Mighty Long Time” (Trumpet/Arhoolie). “Close To Me” (Chess) and tell me otherwise!! Little Walter aint got nothin’ on ole’ Rice!!

Name: Colin Walkington
Contact: audiomanatsouthnetdotco.nz
Location: Invercargill. New Zealand
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am absolutely amazed at the detail on this sight. Well done team. Re SBW and the YARDBIRDS Recorded live at the Crawdaddy Club. my particular copy is not mentioned. My LP is on Philips 6460 160. this may just be peculiar to NZ.

Name: Claire Williamson
Contact: geg80302atport.ac.uk
Location: Portsmouth. England
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: This site is great! I have only known a few of his songs but now I know record titles I can find out more.

Name: Tom
Contact: BluesTomatgmxdotnet
Location: Colgne. NRW Germany
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site with interesting details! Best regards. Tom

Name: Tim Moody
Contact: timmoodyatthehepcatsdotcom
Location: Eugene. OR USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for the most thouroughly researched Sonny Boy stuff I ever read. I think Kenny Blue Ray and I feel the same way. “You the man”! Tim Moody. Former Editor of MississippiSaxophone

Contact: MARKLAZatMAILdotcom
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Slawek Wierzcholski
Contact: blues1atfriko5.onet.pl
Location: Torun. Poland
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I have always been a big fan of Sonny Boy! I am glad I was able to learn more about my hero from your site. I am professional harmonica player and I owe much to Sonn Boy for my style is built around his style. My second big influence is Charlie Musselwhite… If you are interested in blues from Poland. please e-mail me. Harmonically yours. Slawek

Name: Rosemary McKenzie
Contact: rmckenziatvic.bigponddotnet.au
Location: Melbourne. Australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: What can I say… SBW makes me hot. Thanks for a fun website.

Name: Maj
Contact: majic101atBummeRoaddotcom
Location: Ma. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am thrilled to find this url and all this info on someone I have enjoyed for years…..I love the harmonica and Sonny was and still is the best. Keep up the great work…..Love It

Name: Jack H. Picard
Contact: peroxideatolypendotcom
Location: Sequim. WA U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Yessss!! I’m hopin’ that this site will remove some of the mystery of S.B.W. 2. What a find!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Steve
Contact: stevenatioipdotcom
Location: Silver Spring. Md USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: SBW rules.I can’t seem to listen to anything but Sonny Boy. Nobody can play the harp quite like him.People don’t talk that much about his voice because his harp playing was so great but what a voice he had. Man.I love that cats music.

Name: Adrian Lee
Contact: adrianatadrianlee56.freeservedotco.uk.
Location: London. UNITED KINGDOM
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: What a wonderful tribute to such an all-time great! I love the music of Sonny Boy Williamson and have collected his records for years. As you will already know. he made a huge impact in Great Britain in the early ’60’s and even though I was not born at the time I was attracted instantly to the sound of the Sonny Boy harp. I hope that this great site can also help shed further light on his mysterious origins and whether any material was recorded prior to his Trumpet debut. Good luck and thanks.

Name: Jim Graham
Location: AL USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: There couldnt be a better use of the internet than to expose others to the deepest part of the soul of man. as exemplified by Sonny Boy. Amos Milburn. and true blues miracles.

Name: Bridget L. Moore
Contact: may23atprodigydotcom
Location: Bay City. MI
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy Williamson is a true soul writer. and listening to his deep routed classics is nourishing to life!

Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I ain’t going to spend no more lonely night. 9 below zero these are my favorites of SBW Songs belives that he is one of the first hard rockers

Name: tom moran
Contact: tjmoranatwebtvdotcom
Location: galesburg. ill. u.s.a.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: rice miller its king biscuit time.i wish

Name: graham cann
Contact: grahamatealing93.freeservedotco.uk
Location: london. UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I work in a bakers. Can anyone in the US send me some Sonny Boy corn meal ? Any replies gratefully received. Great site . Keep up the good work.

Name: eric
Contact: emaxblueatyahoodotcom
Location: little rock. ark usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: The blues got a hold on me.

Name: Ricky Cool
Contact: rogersrgathotmaildotcom
Location: Birmingham. United Kingdom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy is one of the main influences on my harmonica playing. particularly the acoustic albums he recorded on the Delmark [actually Storyville/Alligator] label whem he toured Britain and Europe in the 1960’s. I never got to see him live. but I am a close friend of a guy who worked as his minder while he was in Birmingham. He bought for Sonny Boy some shirts from a local outfitters. also a briefcase for his harps. Sonny Boy gave him a 12 hole Hohner 365 in Eb. which he still has. Great web site. I’m sure I’ll visit again. Best wishes to all fellow Sonny Boy fans.

Name: Clair DeLune
Contact: clairatconterradotcom
Location: USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Nice page… and you have a good book about SBWII! I teach blues history and host the Blues Moon with Clair DeLune (weekly blues radio show — since 1990!). Impressed with your dedication to this page.

Name: Tony
Contact: construjatindigo.ie
Location: Dublin. Dublin Ireland.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Its great to se such interest in such great music When i started listening to Rice Miller I couldnt even get albums in this country. Things are getting better. Hope this page expands further.

Name: TT White
Contact: mailatttwhitedotcom
Location: Louisville. KY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Killer pages! Razor tunes! Good luck from Kentucky!

Contact: SAXMANatTELERAMAdotcom
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Hank Jackson
Contact: hjaqueatconcentricdotnet
Location: Santa Maria. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: …super web site! I Grew up in Birmingham. Alabama listening to WJLD Radio out of Bessmer. Alabama. Hearing SBW’s harmonica brings back memories. Again. great web site…I’ll continue to be a frequent visitor. hank

Name: Rockin’ Jake
Contact: roknjakeataccesscomdotnet
Location: Location: New Orleans. LA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Looking forward to seeing you this weekend at the Glendora Harp Summit workshop. Keep up the good work on your website. Rockin’ Jake Note from ‘fessor Mojo: Conway Twitty (Harold Jenkins) was from Helena and his band (and Levon Helm of The Band) as well practiced on Peck Curtis’ drum in the King Biscuit Time studio at KFFA. Mr. Jenkins. Conway’s father worked on the ferry boat from Mississippi

Name: wayne tenhet
Contact: wayno617ataoldotcom
Location: brockton. ma. usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I remember King Bisquit Time..being from helena..and growing up in the late 50’s and early sixties..it’s hot down there””Paul Harvey was on kffa..and Bill was the disk jockey..bought a few guitars at Gist’s music…graduated from Central High in 1970…i remember the posters..big yellow one’s..i think Clarksdale Miss. is where the blues clubs were….don’t remember any in Helena..blues festival is great in helena……..don’t miss it”’hot club’s near Helena.then. Delta Supper Club in West Helena and Conway Twitty’s place ‘at Moonlake miss… i do remember Yazoo street on saturday afternoons….seems as though everyone had a guitar….and a beer in hand”””” Note from ‘fessor Mojo: Actually. Sonny Boy was such an alcoholic that he could not keep food down in the morning until he had had a drink or two. Until that drink his “teeth and tongue” did begin “to fight.”

Name: joel foy
Contact: foyjoatmcmurdo.gov
Location: mcmurdo station. antarctica
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great stuff here. Never forget my first listen to “Mighty Long Time.” Only Sonny Boy could have come up with a tragi-comic lyric like “I go to eat my breakfast in the morning. and my teeth and tongue begin to fight.” That’s one unsettled character. Then he turns around and writes “Santa Claus.” Unbelievable comedy. irony. mystery. and musical instincts all in one artist. Greetings to all from the deep. deep south.

Name: Shaun Mather
Contact: shakyatlsmather.freeservedotco.uk
Location: Pontrhydfendigaid. Wales.UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: What a great site. It’s something all the legends should have. The first song I played in my first ever car was “Fattening Frogs For Snakes” – the cars long gone but the tape ain’t. Keep up the good work.

Name: Jeff Eidson
Contact: n5ydpataoldotcom
Location: Dallas. TX U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great web site! I really enjoyed it’

Name: John “Silent Jim” Peters
Contact: bluevalentineatmusician.org
Location: Boston. MA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site !

Name: Shane Loftus
Contact: sloftusathotmaildotcom
Location: Dublin. n/a Ireland.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Nice one! Who would have thought he’d have his own website. certinly not him!

Name: K.Saitou
Contact: er3oi4caatgeocitiesdotco.jp
Location: Tokyo. Japan
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Nice web site! I like his harp playng. By the way. Please tell me exactly how tall is Sonny Boy Wiliamson .if anyone know. I often check his episode in various book or film. I guessed his height was very tall. It had made great impact to audience. Good bye. Note from ‘fessor Mojo: Rice Miller was about 6’2″. had huge hands to make that wonderful echo chamber and siz 14 shoes. He was normally about 220-240 lbs.

Name: Randy Hamrick
Contact: randlhmrattezdotnet
Location: Newport News. VA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy’s playing was poetry. Often sparce always heart-felt and sheerly emotional. You site is a great tribute and honor to his memory.

Name: James Godley
Contact: James1atnetradiomaildotcom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Man could he play! I love his music.and would like to know where to start at collecting his music.

Name: nuit love
Contact: hayanoattokyo24dotcom
Location: yokohama-shi. kanagawa-ken japan
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Bravo!

Name: primordial slim
Contact: RGermondatacs.caltech.edu
Location: Pasadena . CA U.S of A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy Williamson was. is. & always will be a towering country colossus. The treatment he gave the 3hole draw on an F harp alone chills all big-eared folk to the bone. I just know that big rude buddha is entertaining somewhere even now. bless you. Mr Goat.

Name: Richard Watson
Contact: Django2atswinternet dotco.uk
Location: Cowroast Nr. Tring. Hertfordshire England
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I have just come across this site after looking through the Hohner site links. What a joy to know that it exists. I rate the man as the joint numero uno of the blues harp players along with Sonny Boy 1. I will definately tell everyone about this sight. Keep up the good work and God bless you.

Name: eufemiano s.amillategui
Contact: eufemianoatibmdotnet
Location: madrid. spain
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: my deep recognaizement for this master. when going back trackin’ the fountains. the roots….you find most of the ideas just in the soul and the mind of this incredible musician. cheerio!….”like wolf”!

Name: Peter Doyle
Contact: ppdoyleateircomdotnet
Location: Dublin. N/A Ireland
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Cream led me to Eric Clapton.then the Yardbirds and finally on to this genius of the blues. I like harp players. almost all of them. but this guy is the Daddy of them all. When I listen to him I can almost see the twinkle in his eyes. His semi-autobiographical lyrics and sense of mischief reveal him as an acute observer of the human condition. Long after I’m gone this guy will still be bringing enjoyment to millions with his blues. I often ponder why he deemed it necessary to steal the other guy’s name. he was a much finer player. showman and entertainer. His blues will never die. he has achieved immortality. It’s sad that he did’nt live long enough to reap the rewards which he so justly deserved.

Name: colin laws
Contact: bigcatmanutddotco.uk
Location: plymouth. devon england
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site. If only I could play 10% as good as Sonny Boy I’d be happy. What a man ..what a player. Time to go need the practice. Email me if you like.

Name: Mark Gelsthorpe
Contact: m.r.gelsthorpeatdurham.ac.uk
Location: Durham. England
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: An excellent site; well done. What would life be like without harmonica and the man himself. Sonny Boy Williamson?

Name: Nam Tran
Contact: tranhtnatyahoodotcom.au
Location: Melbourne. VIC Australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site. It does justice to the memory of Sonny Boy. It’s is a testament to his greatness that 35 years after checkin’ out. people like me are still influenced by his work. Keep up the good work on this site.

Name: Joe Pusateri AKA Sloppyjoe
Contact: J_pusateriatexcitedotcom
Location: Memphis. Tn
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great Site!!!!!!

Name: Allen Stratyner
Contact: astratyneratiquestdotnet
Location: Indianapolis. IN. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Bill. Thank you for this wonderful site. and all your effort to preserve the legacy of this amazing master! I recently received a video tape containing film footage from the early 60’s of Rice Miller when he played on German TV. It was a gas to actually see how he shaped the tones with those big hands.and to witness him playing. “Bye Bye Bird” on the 364 with his amazing sense of timing. On this film. Sonny Boy played with great musicians like Memphis Slim. Matt Murphy. Sunnyland Slim. Hubert Sumlin. and Willie Dixon. but I know he sometimes played in Europe with guys who could hardly get through the changes. I always wondered if he reserved that big percusive Echo Vamper or 364 for those occasions; so he would not be inhibited by the weak accompaniment. He sure could make those big reeds shake and moan. All the best. Allen

Contact: elwoodbatwebtvdotnet
Location: monroe. nc USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: YOUR SITE IS THE BEST JUST LIKE SONNYBOY IS THE BEST. I first discovered sonnyboy about 30yrs ago when someone gave me an old record of his -“One way out.” That record changed my life and the life of every one who listened to it. I still have it and many more. SONNY BOY IS DEAD AND GONE BUT NOBODY COULD PLAY THE HARP THE WAY THAT HE DONE!!!!

Name: howie ginnell
Contact: howie_z_harp
Location: dublin. ireland
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: HELP ME !!

Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: IF YOU CAN’T BEND A NOTE. YOU AIN’T censored.

Name: Hans Kreisle
Contact: ProfessorBlues
Location: Darmstadt. Germany
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: If you can’t dig Sonny Boy’s harp. you can’t dig no harp at all. FROM THE BOTTOM !!!!

Name: john williams
Contact: ewilliams04atsprynetdotcom
Location: jackson. ms usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: bend um hard.. them bend them some mo..

Name: Eli Husock
Contact: HHusock564ataoldotcom
Location: Brookline. Ma U.S.A
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: The Trumpet Sides are the best blues ever recorded. every song is killer. Sonny Boy is the greatest!!!!!!!

Name: PJ Eastman
Contact: pjeastmanathotmaildotcom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I love Sonny BOY!!!!!

Contact: onearmedwiataoldotcom
Location: Hastings-on-Hudson. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: SONNY BOY. My main piece of change!! 5 yrs ago I was shopping for Blues CDs and I found a used copy of Bummer Road. with a parental advisory label on it? The price was right. $4. so I bought it. I played “Little Village” over & over again. Sonny yelling at Leonard Chess still cracks me up!! I thought I can play harmonica. like Sonny Boy! Duh! Anybody interested can see my Tribute to Sonny Boy By Willy in “Instant Poems” at Instant Poet on aoldotcom. Great site!!! sometimes people ask me why I tell ‘em all. because the Blues ain’t died! :l

Name: Rkt88
Contact: rkt-88atexcitedotcom
Location: Lansing. Mi USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: His harpin’.his singin’.his lyrics.he had it all covered.No one will ever take his place.Bring It On Home Sonny.

Name: John Rossi
Contact: nick3737atyahoodotcom
Location: Central. Ma usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Yeah…great site. My two favorite things:blues and history. Sonny Boy II was a part of both!!! Thanx for helpin keep him alive!!! j

Name: Mikey Soulon
Contact: mboguslawskiatameshomedotcom
Location: Hartford. CT USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Man this site is tha bomb!-im so glad it was created…Rice typified the acoustic blues experience. Playing with cupped hands and not giving a damn how loud it was. He ripped. His voice was even MORE amazing…That vibrato in his voice tells him apart from anyone else…by the way. “One Way Out” was not only an Elmore James song (To:Allman Brothers Band)it was a Rice Miller song as well!—Buy his CDS everyone and have a blast!….Blues Forever!——-Mikey

Name: gary lemasters
Contact: sonofpoochatcenturyteldotnet
Location: Sparta. WI USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am fortunate to own to Storyville LPs of Sonny Boy and the Vogue Anthologie du Blues Vo. 6. Sonny Boy and Memphis Slim. live at the Blue Bar in Paris. December 1. 1963. which contains “Getting Out of Town” played on the large Horner Marine Band in C. The best blues song I have ever heard

Name: Big Boss” Beaver
Contact: rjbeavatbigponddotcom.au
Location: Perth. WA Australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for your excellent site. I think one of the turning points in my lifewas discovering a copy of Sonny Boy’s Trumpet recordings when in high school many years back. Despite wearing out three of these albums and hundreds of harps. his style and delivery still elude and amaze me. Long live the Goat!

Name: Delta Frank Black
Contact: blusgrdnatdavesworlddotnet
Location: Clinton. Illinois U S A
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am very lucky to be the proud owner of every “Checker” 45 RPM record he recorded. and many of his original 33 1/3 Albums. In 1957. I was a freshman in high school in Alabama. and was able to buy his records. I have always thought he was and still is the finest harp player the Lord put on this earth. God Bless Sonny Boy Williamson. I shall cherish every record of his. until I die. I was lucky enough to see him in concert twice in Alabama along with other “Chess” artists as a youngster in Grammar School and High School.

Name: Sara Lee Owen
Contact: bamababeatwwispdotcom
Location: Hoover. AL USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I am looking for a tee-shirt with Sonny Boy Williamson tipping his hat. Saw it on a friend in Florida last summer. Anybody out there know where I may order one. please email me. You’ll be my friend for life. Note from ‘fessor Mojo: I’ll be the one you are looking for is from Phil Chestnut. 9632 Aurora Ave. #31. Seattle WA 98103 ($10 incl. S&H) Tell ‘em you heard about it from ‘fessor Mojo.

Contact: onearmedwiataoldotcom
Location: Hastings-on-Hudson. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: It’s me again y’all! Just wanted to tell you I got a homepage. it’s http://members.aoldotcom/onearmedwi Happy New Millenium y’all!!!! :)

Name: Darla Gehres
Contact: gehresatthevisiondotnet
Location: Atwater. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site for any harp. blues player and definitely one for those who love the deep. soul. persuasion of original “blues.” I am a aspiring woman harp player and I have a “few” more years of the living the blues before I can even touch Sonny’s sound. Maybe I will be blessed with the magic of his blues from above. I am trying to find out if there are any women who has played the harp with any vitality. Note from ‘fessor Mojo: Annie Raines is an excellent harp player. Big Mama Thornton was pretty forceful.

Contact: bummer_roadatyahoodotcom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: “My comments to brazilians visitors” (in portuguese). Este é o site oficial de Sonny Boy Williamson. mantido pelo maior especialista na história desse mito do blues mundial. Bill Donoghue. Sonny Boy foi e é o maior gaitista da história da blues mundial. tendo influenciado várias gerações de músicos ao redor do mundo. Foi mentor de James Cotton e padrinho de B.B. King. Fenton Robinson. Walter Horton entre outros. Sonny tinha um timbre inigualável e uma maestria de um gênio que se tornou maior que o proprio instrumento. Nos anos 60. Sonny fez fama na Inglaterra. tocando com gente como Eric Clapton. Jimmy Page. The Animals.Chris Barber e muitos outros novatos que se aventuravam pelo mundo do blues e engatinhavam nos palcos de Londres ou Baden-Baden. Sonny foi um rei no seu tempo.

Name: Ronny Verbruggen
Contact: bjornverbruggenatnetscapedotnet
Location: B-2830 WILLEBROEK. Belgium
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Very nice site ’bout a superb bluesmusician.

Name: Raymond Purdy
Contact: robiguspurdyataoldotcom
Location: Somerset. MA U.S.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: A fine site in honor of a fine harp player.

Name: Iain Christie
Contact: MChri92708ataoldotcom
Location: King’s Lynn. Nfk England
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I always loved the Blues. but recent attempt to try to play harp has pulled me on to Sonny Boy with a vengeance ! Not only is he superb. he’s the first bloke to challenge Bob Dylan. in my head and eardrums. in 25 years. Can anyone give me any tips on vibrato. & slurring ?

Name: Barry Pickell
Contact: blubpatmsndotcom
Location: San Diego. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Wow Bill. I have been meaning to come to this site for a long time. I just got a computer good enough to handle it. I will have to come back often. there is so much to learn. Thanks. Barry

Contact: brianatbbentham.freeservedotco.uk
Location: chester. UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: have been a fan for 35yrs. What a great find on the net. Keep up the great work

Name: N C Junker-Poulsen
Contact: ncjpatmail.tele.dk
Location: Galten. Denmark
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: What a great site! Very informative in just about everything I need to know about Sonny Boy and easy to get around. What more can I ask for? Just one question. Would you either tell me. who’s the R. Bass who co-wrote Help Me with Sonny Boy? The best from N.chr. Junker-Poulsen. And keep up the good work. Note from ‘fessor Mojo: “R. Bass” is Ralph Bass. the Chess producer who probably was the man who suggested Sonny Boy record something with the riff from “Green Onions” the Booker T. & the MGs hit of a year earlier.

Name: Bill Flanagan
Contact: thehungriesatfcgnetworksdotnet
Location: Laconia. NH USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: WOW!! Great site! I’ve been playing harp about 20 yrs. and am amazed by how much I don’t know.I’ll be back.

Contact: PURKASZatAOLdotcom
Location: NEW YORK. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: eli husock
Contact: HHusock564ataoldotcom
Location: Brookline. Ma U.S
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I think the site is great. I’m a harp player. who thinks Sonny Boy is all you need to listent to. I don’t like the emphasis of this site on the Chess/Checker stuff. though it’s certainly not as good. The Trumpet sides rank with some of the best blues ever recorded. Also anyone who says Little Walter is the king of blues harp. has never heard Sonny Boy play. he’s ten times the lyricist and 50 times the player!

Name: Duncan Mclean
Contact: dmcleanatcyberphiledotco.uk
Location: Walsall. United Kingdom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: This guy’s playing reaches your very soul. Timeless classics by the undisputed master of the blues harp !!!

Name: Ron Cass
Contact: ronchiatnetzerodotnet
Location: Chattanooga. TN USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I first became acquainted with Sonny Boy by accident. I had traded some records with a friend (1956)you know (Bill Haley.Carl Perkins). and thought I had got ripped because he slipped a few of his dad’s records in the bunch..until I played them one was John Lee Hooker and the other was Sonny Boy Williamson “Don’t start me to Talkin. I’ll tell every think I know” MAN!!!Knocked me out!! I’ve been hooked ever sence. that tone from that harp. and the vibrato in his voice. it was so real.. As a musician for almost forty years. I have never heard anyone get close to his sound. and almost never that fealing.It is a shame that a gift like that can’t live on forever…or maby it does……

Name: Kurt Rightmyer
Contact: kurtate-mail.ne.jp
Location: Osaka-cho. Gifu Japan
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Interesting site. Thanks for the harp tips.

Name: Alex Tarneller
Contact: a_tarnellerathotmaildotcom
Location: Bozen. Italy
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: You got to help me. I can’t do it all by myself! SBW is far more than an inspiration…

Name: George B. Thomas
Contact: latidaprodataoldotcom
Location: Waitsfield. VT USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: As a harp player. I can’t imagine life without Sonny Boy Williamson II. As a DJ I can’t imagine a Holiday show (Santa Claus) sans the man either. It’s been a “Mighty Long Time” since I’ve heard anyone as moving. (not excepting Little Walter. Sonny Terry. Big Walter Horton. Jerry Portnoy. et.al.) Thanks for a great site. brings Eyesite to the Blind.

Name: big pete
Contact: pieter_v_d_pluymat.hotmaildotcom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: sonny boy is absolutely the king(and i dont mean biscuit!’) I really dig his whiny type sound……..groovy.

Name: Frank Black
Contact: bloomingtonnormaldotcom/blues/
Location: Clinton. Illinois USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Just returned from Mississippi and visited Sonny Boy’s grave and I must tell you. tears sprang to my eyes…So emotional I got while looking at his grave. Please everyone. go to Mississippi and seek his grave. and stand there for a few hours. not minutes. and yes. my high school days. in Alabama. and the seeing of him two or three times in the years then. I won’t forget. and by the way….go and see Robert Johnson’s grave…well worth a trip. Note from ‘fessor Mojo: Sonny Boy Williamson’s grave is in Tutwiler MS at the Whitfield church. Downtown there is a map on the mural across from the train station where W. C. Handy first heard the blues. There are two Robert Johnson graves near Three Forks outside of Greenwood MS. I left him a nickel (“the lady wants 50 cents and I lacks a nickel”)on his grave.

Name: Aparicio Fernandes
Contact: apariciofathotmaildotcom
Location: lisbon. portugal
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: For me he is the Best harp player of Blues of all times!!!

Name: Nate Taiapa
Contact: haippatwaikato.ac.nz
Location: Hamilton. New Zealand
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’m here in Aotearoa. We’ve got the blues here too. Drop us a line. Yeah. and Sonny Boy has got to be my best harp examplar.

Contact: RMLADSONatAOLdotcom
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: The Primer
Contact: webmasterattheprimer.org.uk
Location: Ipswich. UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Loved the man from my early days – he helped to turn a “deprived” English kid onto the music that I have loved all my life. So much so. I now run the Rhythm and Blues Music Primer site as some sort of thank you!!!

Name: Rev. Jason Rudd
Contact: jasonRatfirstcomdotcom
Location: dallas. TX USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hey ‘fessor. I took up the harp for my new years resolution. and signed up to recieve harp-l. That’s where I saw you talk about your site. Great job! I have learned tons! What an interesting (although a bit strange) person Rice Miller was. Keep up the good work!!!

Name: Big Pete
Contact: mckibbenatqisdotnet
Location: westminster. MD US OF A
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny-Boy is and always will be the best. I’m a harmonica player myself in a band called Fake Deer at the Gas Station.and when I first heard Sonny-Boy blow harp. I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Name: enzo antonio cekada
Contact: enzoatadamdotcom.au
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hi there Professor. Just found your site while looking for some movie sessions. It’s good to see Sonny’s memory being kept alive and well by people like yourself. I’ll just have a quick look now.but I’ll be back and I’m gonna tell all my harmonica playing friends about your wonderful site. Keep up the good work and thanks for the music. Your friend for life. Enzo cokada

Name: Jo Morley
Contact: jomorleyataoldotcom
Location: Reading. RB UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Wonderful site. You’ld give a site to the blind.(sorry) Love SBW. he always makes me smile. Jo

Name: Jo Morley
Contact: jomorleyataoldotcom
Location: Reading. RB UK
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: sonny boy schroeder
Contact: rshroederataoldotcom
Location: baltimore. md USA
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Jay’bird’McKay
Contact: jaybirdmckayathotmaildotcom
Location: The coast. New Zealand
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Im trying to get information on the harps with the plastic coating on the teeth.Anybody know !!!!???.(suppose to create easier bending ).

Name: Pete Davies
Contact: PED48’Aol
Location: London. UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’ve loved this man since I was 15years old (1963) and have been playing the harp ever since.I narrowly missed seeing him in the flesh in 1964 (Marquee Club) in London’s Soho- and the pain is still there.

Name: Ron Campbell
Contact: racaataisl.bc.ca
Location: Powell River. BC Canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Best site I have found on one of my favorite bluesmen. Keep on wailin’!

Name: Thomas Deimbacher
Contact: bluesmasteratblues.at
Location: Vienna. A Austria
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: What a beautiful site! Excellent done.every info you could ever dream of!I just wished more folks like you would be doing that….. Thanky you very much for this incredible job!

Name: Snuffles
Location: Netherlands
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’m listening to Sonny Boy’s beautiful music coming out of my PC’s speakers right now. Thank you so much for a great site!

Name: Joran Hermans
Contact: My school
Location: Sint-niklaas. Belgium
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: greetings to all of you

Name: bobby kirk
Contact: bkirkatfarmersteldotcom
Location: rainsville. al usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Grrreat site loved it

Name: jeff newsom
Contact: rollie999_athotmaildotcom
Location: Driggs . Id usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Been playin a long time……since 1970 anyway. Listened to a lot of folks.Sonny Terry. Sonny Boy.Butter. Norton Buffalo.kim Wilson.As of late. Howard Levy. Played behind quite a few cats. Otis Rush. Holmes Bros. JJ Cale. Danko……… After all this time. and all this music. every time I hear Sonny Boy. he still knocks my dick in the dirt! Don’t let it cool Sonny Boy!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: joe holland
Contact: hrpdgataoldotcom
Location: augusta. ga usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: sonny boy is still the best i have heard in all these years.

Name: Mark Hyland
Contact: www.Bunmii007ataoldotcom
Location: Albuquerque. NM USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: In May 1999. I visited the Delta/Memphis and paid a paid my respects at Sonny Boy. Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton’s gravesites. It was an awesome trip…..

Name: Bruce Cole
Contact: brucedotcoleatmarquette.edu
Location: Milwaukee. WI USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Very nice website. I’m interested in finding out what he was up to during his “Milwaukee years”

Name: Predrag Rabuzin
Contact: predrag_rabuzinathotmaildotcom
Location: zagreb. croatia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’m here in Crotia.We’re got the blues here too. There is so much to lern. Thanks.Barry.

Name: HipHarp
Contact: HIPHARP1ataoldotcom
Location: Florence. Al USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Being from the home town of the father of the blues W.C.Handy and having my life enriched by him.I am pleased to play harp and become more proficient daily. My favorite is “Stormy Monday.” I play with Iguana Party here locally some with Mary Morgan and have played once with Big Al and the Heavy Weights. The W. C. Handy festival begins the first Sunday in August and highlights National Talent. If anyone would like a weekly program sent please email me and I will forward a copy ow the week long event. Thanks May God Bless and may your harp always be by your side. Your Friend Hip Pocket (HIPHARP1ataoldotcom)

Name: Andy Barrowman
Contact: abatasbarrowman.freeservedotco.uk
Location: UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site – just what I was looking for.info on the master. Thanks

Name: Michael Huggins
Contact: bluzmanatgoinghotdotcom
Location: Commerce. Tx
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: ‘fessor Mojo.this is a fab website. I am looking forward to reading your book. Cordially. HamHock Pete

Name: Pertti Nurmi
Contact: pertti.nurmiatfmi.fi
Location: Helsinki. FINLAND
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: No comments – I’m overwhelmed !!!

Name: Randy Pappenfort
Contact: rhp335ataoldotcom
Location: Overland Park. KS USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I grew up listening to Sonny Boy and Howlin’ Wolf. nice to see someone has commemorated him like this.

Name: Doris
Contact: ddbttybp1ataoldotcom
Location: Bronx. NY USAa blues man himself. He really shares good songs. writing and sounds and also poems with me. To me. he’s a very talented
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Willy (onearmedwi) turned me on to the blues. being a man with new ideas all the time. I personnaly think he should be heard. He would definitely be an asset to the entertainment world.

Name: Doris
Contact: ddbttybp1
Location: Bronx. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Willy (onearmedwi) and the blues were made to work for each other. Willy is a very talented man and his songs. words. music and also poems are right from his heart. I’d like to say that he would be an asset to the entertainment world right away if someone would just listen to him and give him a chance. He doesn’t mention it. but from all the songs. music. poems. and writing he has sent me. he’s a sure candidate for his talent. I know if someone would just look into his work. they would say the same thing I did. He just has to be heard and you surely have a winner on your hands. A man with many different talents for the entertainment world.

Name: Stephen Boursy
Contact: boursyatchurchstatedotnet
Location: Boston. MA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Excellent job–enjoyed the visit.

Name: George Hirvela
Contact: ghirvelaatfeadotnet
Location: Riverside. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: cool site

Name: susy h.
Contact: hibiscusatbaymoondotcom
Location: aptos. ca usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: sonny boy forever!!!!!!

Name: Patty Smile
Contact: SmileEye12CUataoldotcom
Location: Baltimore. MD U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Willy (OneArmedWiataoldotcom) sent me and I’m glad he did.

Name: Patty Smile
Contact: SmileEye12CUataoldotcom
Location: Baltimore. MD U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Willy (OneArmedWiataoldotcom) sent me and I’m glad he did.

Name: Char
Contact: itzabreezeataoldotcom
Location: SC USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great Site!!!! Thank you!!! I am glad WILLY (onearmedwi) sent me:)

Name: Dana
Contact: Dana2EmailUataoldotcom
Location: OKC. OK USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Willy sent me!!!!!!

Name: Rachel Jackson
Contact: RJACK320ataoldotcom
Location: OKC. OK USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Willy sent me and want to say thanks!!!!

Name: Roman
Contact: rtratinbox.ru
Location: Rybinsk. Russia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy ask “Help Me” but he help all of us to sink into the blues. Regards to Blues Fans Over The World from Russia.

Name: Hal
Contact: asubdudeatattdotnet
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site about a GREAT harmonica player. I am looking for some place where I can get any videos of Sonny Boy in action.

Name: Dawn Camp
Contact: DeltaDawnDesignatwebtvdotnet
Location: Lake Wales. FL US
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy will live in our hearts and souls forever never to be forgotten.

Name: Patrice Champarou
Contact: pmchampatclub-internet.fr
Location: Draveil. FRANCE
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Been here too but I don’t feel like staying very long ;) Cheers!

Name: René de la Fonteijne
Contact: r.delafontijneatisis.unimaas.nl
Location: Maastricht. Netherlands
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: prima website. heb me altijd afgevraagd waarom hij no. 2 was? hij verdient een eerste plaats.

Name: Carlos
Contact: chalebiggsatinteconnectdotnet
Location: corpu christi. tx usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Que loco bro..I think this site is awesome.

Name: george h. wallace
Contact: georgehwatacronetdotnet
Location: kenosha. wisc
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: i bought the sbw and the yardbirds years ago and pontiac blues is one of my all time favorites. i cant believe i’ve had that album that long. I’m 53 and still love the blues. sonnyboy on the web. it’s great. best harp man there ever was.

Name: Don
Contact: cohoa1athome
Location: Vancouver. B.C. Canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hi Thank you for putting up this awesome site to an awesome Harp player. I’m listening to his all night song wow incroyable thanks Don

Name: Tank Bond
Contact: akre513509ataoldotcom
Location: Birmingham. AL USA
Date: 2010-04-26

Contact: 513509atAOLOdotcom
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Steve Fuller
Contact: steve.fullerattheaadotco.uk
Location: Basingstoke. Hampshire UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site; a glowing tribute to the greatest harp player of them all and one of the twentieth centuries great poets.

Name: gary sanders
Contact: sgarynuevo1atcsdotcom
Location: San Diego. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Eric Clapton/Yardbirds fan at the time; bought their album backing Sonny Boy Williamson on a tour of Europe–been a fan ever since. great web site!

Name: Madd Mike
Contact: imcrossroadsathotmaildotcom
Location: Keokuk. Ia u.s.of a.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Been a fan of harp in general & Sonny Boy in particuler for well over 30 years & didn’t know that Sonny Boy raised the great James Cotton until now.Sure explains a lot! This is a great site.

Name: Mavis
Contact: BlondBabe
Location: United States
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Love jazz in any form. BLessings the the FInest

Name: Richard Flohil
Contact: rflohilatinforampdotnet
Location: Toronto. ON Canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Yes. Professor. you’re right! I now know more than anyone really needs to about Sonny Boy…you’ve got a marvellous site and your dedication is to be praised! And he was indeed a marvelous player. a walking contradiction. and a highly influential artist/ Kudos. too. to Chris Barber. the wonderful UK bandleader who had the savvy and the smarts (and the money and influence) to bring him to Britain in the first place. Chris Barber: Now THERE’S a man who doesn’t get the credit he deserves for bringing the blues to Britain. and paving the way for the acceptance of blues in Europe. and helping create a whole new take on pop music….

Name: Rippen Randy
Contact: ranmarbubataoldotcom
Location: Windsor. Calif. Sonoma
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Man I wish I could play like Sonny Boy. Ripper

Name: Vel Omarr
Contact: velomarratearthlinkdotnet
Location: Los Angeles. Ca. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I almost forgot to sign in. I was busy enjoying your site! GREAT!

Name: Derek W. Brown
Contact: Derek_13642atmsndotcom
Location: Bridgeport. CT. U.S. of A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Cool sight! I love Sonny Boy Williamson’s music and lyrics. One of my all-time favorite Mississippi Delta/Chicago bluesmen. (I must give a little credit to Tony Glover; he wrote the blues harmonica tutorial book in which I read about Sonny Boy. Glover called Sonny Boy. along with Kenneth Patchen. on of “… the greatest poets…” I have to agree. I don’t play much harp anymore. but I still play guitar. A few of Sonny Boy’s tunes have been in my folk club set for years.

Name: coen-cathy
Contact: led-zatsannet.ne.jp
Location: TOKYO. JAPAN
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: GREAT SITE!! I love his harp. I love led zeppelin.ZEP’S ROBERT PLANT loved SONNY BOY. So I knew SONNY BOY!! I still only listen to [DOWN AND OUT BLUES]. So I want to listen to other his sound. I am glad to meet this site. Thank you

Name: Vel Omarr
Contact: VelOmarratearthlinkdotnet
Location: Los Angeles. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for the Site about Sonny Boy Williamson! I invite you to visit my Rhythms and the Blues Page/s. and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Name: Andrew Robinson
Contact: cmpathixnetdotco.za
Location: Johannesburg. South Africa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site. We don’t here much about the best blues harp player who ever lived here in culturally starved RSA!! Thanks for the great job.

Name: Joseph Moore
Contact: jsrmooreatearthlinkdotnet
Location: Glassboro. NJ US
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy II has always been one of my favorites

Name: Rob Carson
Contact: spinoza_16248atyahoodotcom
Location: Rimersburg. PA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: It’s great to know that others appreciate the blues enough to keep their memory alive

Contact: www.blueeyedrexatyahoodotcom
,Location :norman. ok united states
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: As a harp player. if you dont know Sonny. finding a groove will be almost impossible. He was and always will be the grandmaster. Awesome site!!

Name: Rev.DeWayne Rap’ GoLightly
Contact: Deway.Golightlyatmail.state.ky.us
Location: Madisonville. Ky USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’ve been a harmonica player since 71. and my main influence has been Lee Oskar. but over the years I’ve listened to Paul Butterfield. Jimmy Reed. and Sonny Boy. I really enjoyed the site. It’s a great way to keep the flame burning. Be Blessed…Go

Name: Bob Frank
Contact: bfrank53atstratosdotnet
Location: Cleveland. OH USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site! I was hoping. though. for a cut-by-cut discography and lyrics. Any plans for that in the future? Thanks for the great work keeping Sonny Boy’s spirit alive.

Name: Woody Schmurgen
Contact: highdesertrecordsatattdotnet
Location: Las Vegas. NV USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Love the site. Nice to see Sonny Boy histort lives on. Check out our artist. Hatrack Gallagher. A Sonny Boy devotee Hatrack is one of the greatest harmonica cats anywhere. Check him out on our website or at his site: www.hatrackgallagherdotcom thanks for keepinf Sonny Boy alive.

Name: The Ancient One
Contact: ancient1atcelticwarriordotcom
Location: hamilton. on CANADA
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: pp
Location: santa cruz. spain spain
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Rare and Well done!.

Name: Mikey Law
Contact: mikeylawatjt30dotcom
Location: Hartford. CT usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Aleck Miller was an ass and although he played well. he talked censored to the wrong people! John Lee would take #2 and tear him a new asshole!…Miller aint censored compared to John Lee in attitude and in playing. GOTTA LOVE THE CONTROVERSY! Peace. Love and Blues Mike Law

Name: Romano
Contact: infoatblueflamerecordsdotcom
Location: Milano. Italy
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Ciao from Italy

Name: Robin Richardson
Contact: robinrrichathomedotcom
Location: Alexandria. VA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I sincerely thank you for this site.

Name: ray brooks
Contact: understudy_inferioratyahoodotco.uk
Location: bristol. avon uk
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: i’m amazed that you actually managed to put together anything from sonny boy’s chequered (sic) history. as a harpist. sonny’s my absolute hero. nice to be able to get some real info on him. keep it up. blues lovin’

Contact: UNIQUE66atMSNdotcom
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: john shirley
Contact: jsscpaatixdotnetcomdotcom
Location: fort worth. tx usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: don’t start me talking i’ll tell everything i know.

Name: Tony (www.geocitiesdotcom/bummerroad)
Contact: Bummer_roadatuoldotcom.br
Location: São Paulo. SP Brazil
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hy again Bill. Sonny Boy is the Harmonica King and you are the ultimate SBW biographer.

Name: Dennis C. Crandall
Contact: dennis.crandallatcomsatdotcom
Location: oxnard. ca usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: you are the best

Name: Tom Marion
Contact: bluesfantomatsisnadotcom
Location: Cheney. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: SBWII is among the best in my short book on great harp players. Thanks a bunch Mr Donoghue.

Name: Paul Serrano
Contact: paulsvatpacbelldotnet
Location: Yorba Linda. Ca USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for the awesome site ‘fessor mojo! and to all the enlightened spread the word! (Patrice Champarou is blind). peace. Doctuerno

Name: Darla Gay
Contact: shakti_101atyahoodotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hey Fessor Mojo. site looks terrific. needing to replace KEITH DUNN “Alone With The Blues” cd. any suggestions on

Name: Darla Gay
Contact: shakti_101atyahoodotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hey Fessor Mojo. site looks terrific. needing to replace KEITH DUNN “Alone With The Blues” cd. any suggestions on a supplier for this cd from Holland? Smiles. Darla Gay

Name: Darla Gay Smith
Contact: shakti_101atyahoodotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Fessor: Any news on release of Eddie Campbell’s new release on Rooster?? No luck in obtaining it 5 months ago…. Smiles. Darla Gay

Name: floyd
Contact: toyota0845ataoldotcom
Location: euclid. ohio usa
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Joe Cumbo
Contact: joecumboatyahoodotcom
Location: Buffalo. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Listening to Sonny Boy play is a very humbling experience for a harp player.

Name: blu stu
Contact: finladianerobatinternet2000_mainathotmaildotcom
Location: cairns. qld australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Will be a regular visitor to the site topay homage to the greatest harp player ever!

Name: Eric Brown
Contact: eric_brown1998atyahoodotcom
Location: Woodland Hills. California USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Simply the best. Never get enough of the main man. Sonny Boy.

Name: randy williams
Contact: randyguitaratyahoodotcom
Location: Arlington. TX USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Checked in last January and I’m back again. Performed “Santa Claus” at the Hole in the Wall in Dallas last night with Hamhock Pete. Had ‘em dancin’ on the tables. When you’re in the DFW area. look up Hash Brown. plays with Browntones on weekends. or find his jams. They’re killer!

Name: Johnny Jennings
Contact: jjenniatnetdoordotcom
Location: Greenwood. MS USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I was born and raised in Tutwiler.Mississippi. My dad bought ads on the King Buscit program that was broadcast from Helena Arkansas. Sonny Boy would come to Tutwiler to see my dad and he often talked the history about the Blues. He told me of the Railroad Depot in Tutwiler where W.C. Handy first heard the Blues. I’m sure that Sonny Boy was in the States around 1963. if only for a while. I saw him in Tutwiler. and he was talking about the Beatles. The Yardbirds. and other European groups. We talked about the death of Robert Johnson. He said that they had played the Blues alot. He told me that Robert Johnson did not die from posion. He said that everybody was drinking corn whiskey that was brought in from Casila. Ms. and that it made everybody sick at the “three forks” but Robert just kept on drinking and it killed him. The whiskey was loaded with lead from a BAD distilling job. A&E was here in Greenwood doing a story for “City Confidential” about the mystery behind his death. I shared my story with the program. It may play again. It was well done and held on the the power and soul of the Blues. Johnny Greenwood City Council Greenwood. Mississippi

Name: Rolf Berschneider
Contact: rolfatginabdotcom
Location: Los Angeles. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy. the greatest arp player ever. As little as I know. Too bad he is gone. RB Harper

Name: Teresa Buckley
Contact: Teresa_Buckleyatexcitedotcom
Location: Cozad. NE USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: It is a shameful thing that the nation of Sonny Boy Williamson II’s birth is still in the “top ten” of visitors to this site rather than #1. We should all be introducing our children to this legend. and keeping his music alive

Name: Thomas Denny
Contact: thdennyatmsndotcom
Location: Buffalo. NY U.S.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy Williamson was one of the ‘greats.’

Name: bill cross
Contact: a.cross atcableinet dotco.uk
Location: nr.liverpool. uk
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: superb site.Ifirst got on to the blues in 1965.at 15. when I heard SBW blowing “sonnys harmonic a boogie” on the Mike Raven R&B Show on BBC radio.Since then its only got BETTER AND BLUER.

Name: Dave Falash
Contact: falashdatmeridianschools.org
Location: Boise . Idaho USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Just want to say that if you don’t like Sonny Boy. then you don’t like The Blues – period! Sonny. John Lee Hooker and The Wolf are Gods.

Name: Putnay
Contact: bluesbiz1atcsdotcom
Location: Albuquerque. NM USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Who doesn’t love Sonny Boy?

Name: Dan Axt
Contact: axtdjlratjunodotnet
Location: Cloumbus. Ohio USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Nice site. Sonny Boy was one of my first influences. I have had the good fortune to pay my respects to the master by visiting his grave site.

Name: Franky Bruneel
Contact: backtotheroots.frankyatvillage.uunet.be
Location: Ruddervoorde. Belgium
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Nice site and a pleasure for all harmonicafans. Greetings from Belgium and the staff of “Back To The Roots”. the Belgian magazine for blues music. Check it out !

Name: Blues World 2000 webmaster
Contact: bluesworld2000atyahoodotcom
Location: NY. NY usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great Site! if you get a chance check out Blues World2000

Name: Arnold Rypens
Contact: arnold.rypensatskynet.be
Location: Boom. Belgium
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: How ironic to learn more about Robert Johnson on Sonny Boy’s site. [Host: Why? They were close friends.] Will surely pay a visit to this Tallahatchee neighborhood while in MS soon. [Host: Then visit Glendora on the Tallahatchie River. which was his home town.]

Name: K.Saitou
Contact: plentyatb-gatadotnet
Location: Tokyo. Japan
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Air check tape recording which is recorded in 1940’s KFFA era exist? [Host: Only the 1965 recordings released as part of King Biscuit Time on Arhoolie Records.] We know Sonnyboy2 had often played harp for KFFA’s program at that time(1941-1965). But now. we can listen his play in KFFA at that CD recorded in 1965(King Biscuit Time .Arhoolie 310) only! Is there another recording for on air? Don’t exist? [Sorry none have ever been unearthed.] Has any air check tape collector recorded “King biscuit time” as private recording at that time??? If it exist. I want to listen that private recording. Sonnyboy’s Live performance at KFFA I imagine it must be unique recording that have influenced southern blues musician at that time.??? Good bye.

Name: Danny Boy
Contact: dannyboyatgotmaildotcom
Location: Valencia. Spain
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: stream bred
Contact: none
Location: none. wv usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: love this site…cause Sonny boy was and still is “The Man”This years River City Blues Fest in Marietta. Ohio on Mar. 16.17&18.2001 is honoring SBW…check it out at www.bjfmdotcom Keep up the good work The organizers tell me that they have no special reason to believe that Sonny Boy was ever in Marietta. Does anyone know why they chose this site? Is there any connection?

Name: pam
Contact: patatedocmandotcom
Location: Gulfport. Ms USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: 6 years ago I purchased the Chess re-release(2disc. Essential Sonny Boy Williamson). I’ve worn out both.Oh yes I’ve purchased more. So when will someone write the movie. The song titles alone make for a excellent store line. combine his own life style. What a block busster.The black actor who play in Get Shorty would be perfect as Sonny Boy. You seem the have neccessary history. Thanks for a excellent site. I stopped working 2 hours ago.

Name: Mitch Holdinghausen
Contact: Mholdinghausenatmsndotcom
Location: San Diego. Ca. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Don’t Start Me to Talkin’

Name: Billy Potter
Contact: bluesbasedataoldotcom
Location: Portsmouth. VA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Enjoy his style of blues very much!

Name: W L Brown
Contact: wlbrownatsympatico.ca
Location: Mississauga. Ontario Canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: PLEASE !! PLEASE !! Someone help put an old man out of his misery !! I taped a recording of Help Me from an FM station here in Toronto in (circa) 1966. I had “dubbed” it onto a couple of cassettes ; but; alas. I have lost ALL of my copies. It was an “electric” version and it sounded like either Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton playing lead. Is there a recording of this song out there ANYWHERE ?? PLEASE !! WLBrownatsympatico.ca I am an avid fan of S B W’s and have 6 of his albums in my posession !! Can anyone help me ??!! Host: We determined this recording was “Help Me” by Alvin Lee and Ten Years After. his slow blues specialty.

Name: Mick Wanda
Contact: mwandaatozemaildotcom.au
Location: Jerra. NSW Australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Words don’t describe the brilliance of Sonny Boy II. You either get it or you don’t. Sonny Boy captivated me 20 years ago and I have never met anyone in my city who is as touched by him as I was/am let alone heard of him. I would love to have a Sonny Boy festival and get together with like-minded people. Love him. Mick

Name: ron
Contact: ronoldroydatlineonedotnet
Location: bradford. england
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: just found your site. i saw Sonny Boy in 1963 and can still remember his short solo spot with just his harmonica and tapping his feet. I’ll be back.

Name: Jerry
Contact: mcphdatinfocomdotcom
Location: Richmond. IN USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy is the king!

Name: Dave Clotfelter
Contact: mistakenidentityatearthlinkdotnet
Location: Madison Heights. MI usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thank God for Sonnyboy!

Name: Jean-Louis Pujol
Contact: pujolatcyber-sante.org
Location: Montpellier. France
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Congratulations for this particularly well-designed and well-documented site! The Storyville Sonny Boy Williamson record (with Matt Murphy. Willie Stepney and Memphis Slim. recorded in copenhagen) made bury myself into the Blues more than 20 years ago. Since that time I made every efforts on the harmonica to match SBW’s style. Although I know this is impossible (according to my family). I persist. On your site. the messages sent after Dec 1999. are misdated 19100 for 2000 and 19101 for 2001. This is a funny mistake that Sonny would have had appreciated a lot. insofar as he spent his life cheating with is birth date. Please don’t change anything !

Name: alex miller (lucky coincidence)
Contact: alexmilleratlineonedotnet
Location: nottingham. united kingdom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: The man plays and sings through his soul…….. You’ve put together a terrific web site – keep up the good work. mate!

Name: alex miller (lucky coincidence)
Contact: alexmilleratlineonedotnet
Location: nottingham. united kingdom
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: You’ve put together a terrific web site – keep up the good work. mate!

Name: richard
Contact: richard.burton8atntlworlddotcom
Location: Didcot. Oxfordshire England
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Impressive + Informative Site – Bring it on Home

Name: The mustangs
Contact: maxmustangsathotmaildotcom
Location: chicoutimi. quebec canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny boy is the king of the blues

Name: Blind dog Willy
Contact: wgehlathotmaildotcom
Location: Brantford. ON Canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Got the name blind dog ’cause a the wimmin I used ta go wit…Rock on Sonny boy…you were and are my inspiration for playing the blues harp. Check out one of my favourite Canadian blues harp players…and blues bands at www.thesidemendotcom . Also check out this site for some great links to other awsome blues bands. www.torontobluessocietydotcom

Name: v
Contact: panatautumnleavesdotcom.cn
Location: shanghai. china
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Pay respect to the father of blues harp. I wish to follow him in rest of my life. It is really a pity that I can not find any of his Cds in China. anybody could help me?

Name: Joseph Moore
Contact: jsrmooreatearthlinkdotnet
Location: Pennsville. NJ US
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Very well done website. One I turn to again and again.

Name: Darcy
Contact: blues_belleathotmaildotcom
Location: Lansing. MI U.S.A.
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy will always be my favorite artist. the one and only harp master. It’s so exciting for me to see other fans listed here who appreciate his musical contribution even half as much as I do. I am constantly introducing his music to friends. I collect as many CDs of his as possible and I am happy to see that a book on his life exists after having searched for years. Thank you for sharing this wonderful site!!!

Name: jonatan
Contact: ruttnalungorathotmaildotcom
Location: malmoe. sweden
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Hello…I bought “Sonnyboy: The chess years” today for 450 swedish crowns. Thats ca 50 dollars. It´s a 6-LP box and not a 4-CD box as written on this page…

Name: Tom Cullen
Contact: tjc3atvoicenetdotcom
Location: Levittown. PA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Cool site! Sonny Boy is the patron saint of the Bucks County Blues Society; founded in 1977. BCBS is the world’s oldest continuously active blues society.The derby and harmonica are part of our logo. Tom Cullen. President

Name: The Primer
Contact: webmasterattheprimer.org.uk
Location: Ipswich. UK
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: It’s been a while and it’s great to see how the site’s developed. What a terrific resource about the great man. SBW has always been a favourite of the Primer. not least as a songwriter as well as a performer. Must do more on the Primer to recognise his talents – but then again. we already have a link to this site. which is really all you need!!

Name: Gerardo “Mil Armónicas Sam” Wuhl
Contact: milarmonathotmaildotcom
Location: Gigging. ¿? 1/2 Uruguay. 1/2 Austria. The worl
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Go watch my web. listen to my music. and never forget that SonnyBoy II was the Nº1. No one can play like him… Wish me luck !!! One day I wish I can have a web like this. dedicated to me !!! Long live to the Blues !!!!

Name: L. J. Wheeler
Contact: therockeratelvisdotcom
Location: Mannford. OK USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Long live Sonny Boy!

Name: Vic
Contact: vadameatyahoodotcom
Location: South El Monte. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: My favorite bluesman

Name: Coffein
Contact: coffeinatrambler.ru
Location: Tel-Aviv. Israel
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: O Sonny. you are killing me on my feet……. Thank you for a great site! Mayby somebody can help me? I’m looking for a lyrics of Sonny Boy Williamson. it’s so important for me! Help me! ANSWER: Check out the LINKS section of www.sonnyboydotcom and you will find links to several lyric sites.

Name: Willy
Contact: Willybluesmanataoldotcom
Location: wherever I lay my head. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Bill this is a great site man. I want to thank you again for the pic of SBW on the Corn Meal sack and as soon as I get the tattoo I’ll send a pic. Sonny Boy and this site are two of the best things to come out of America. :-o

Contact: jfgindicatixdotnetcomdotcom
Location: LA. CA. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: One of the thrills of my harp playing life was finding Sonny Boy’s grave out behind that old church outside Tutwiler. Mississippi. This man was the blues. and one of those Spec. 20 “A” harps lying there at graveside is mine. Play on. Sonny Boy. Play on…and by the way this is a terrific website that I am proud to link to.

Name: Frank Lupiani
Contact: FlupianiatRochester.rrdotcom
Location: Ontario. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I thought I was familiar with the blues until I heard him play. He was brilliant.

Name: Robert Slim
Contact: r.slimat12move.nl
Location: Almelo. OV Netherlands
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for your music Sonny Boy ! Please check out the the reissue of the Storyville recordings on APO. they are great www.acousticsoundsdotcom

Name: Ed Lewand
Contact: asyedatoptonlinedotnet
Location: Greenwood Lake . NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: The first blues record I ever bought was Sonny Boy’s ‘The Real Folk Blues’ way back around 1965 or66.

Name: Graham White
Contact: ru40plusathotmaildotcom
Location: Ireland
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Just discovering Sonny Boy’s artistry. he must be about the best blues harp player of all time.

Name: Jeff Neumann
Contact: jneumannatcanson-usdotcom
Location: Hillsdale. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I first heard Sonny Boy on “underground” radio – that was the name for FM rock stations at the time that also played blues. soul and folk. That was was in 1968. I was turned on to a blues sound that totally changed the way I was playing the harmonica. I’m still playing! You can hear my band “The Hoodoo Rhythm Dogs” if you are in the Berkshires of Western. MA — check us out at local clubs.

Name: Markus Waeltl
Contact: webeagleatmacdotcom
Location: Rosenheim. Germany
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Today i bought the cd ” Keep it to ourselves” and after the first hearing i knewded : this is the best blues-cd on earth ! Unbelievable ! I love it ! Greetings from germany

Contact: wwilsonatrapidialdotco.uk
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Does anyone else think.like me.that “Let your concience be your guide” (9479) and “Unseeing eye” (9480).were actually recorded at the 7980-7984 matrices session of January 24.1956?

Name: Dan Henderson
Contact: dhenderson91athomedotcom
Location: Issaquah . WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Bye Bye Bird. need I say more.

Name: Jimmy Daly
Contact: jdalystonesathormaidotcom
Location: Caracas. Venezuela
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Mu best presentations with Yardbirds Band. and the harmoniva pleyer…JIMMY.-

Name: Rod ‘Daddy Oh’ Moore
Contact: dirtywork68athotmaildotcom
Location: Melbourne. Vic AUSTRALIA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great web site you have here on a great blues man & harp player. Just to let you know the blues is alive and well down under. To WIN FREE Cd’s from Melbournes Dirty Work visit their site at http://dirtywork.livedotcom.au

Name: Pat Anconetani
Contact: patcat58atyahoo
Location: Enumclaw. WA United States
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: This is really a wonderful site. could spend hours exploring. My friend told me about it last night after being told about the site by the essor himself. Really interesting stuff about Sonnyboy. plus tidbits on others like Robert Johnson. I’m so glad to know about it!

Name: Jaime “Jimmy Diablo” Nuero
Contact: jimmydiabloatterra.es
Location: Madrid. Spain
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Simply the best harp player. what can I say?

Name: J.Bruun
Location: Denmark
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site. I have been listen to SBW since 1963 and 10 albums.

Name: Mike Asbury
Contact: mttsblatcapitaldotnet
Location: Latham. NY USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Sonny Boy Williamson II is on top of the list of harp blowing’ greats !!!!! I have been blowin’harp for over 40 years and play in a local not-for-profit band (we haven’t made a buck yet) but we sure have a ball wid’ da blues. Thanks for this great site!!!

Name: steve sullins
Contact: bigrrbluzeataoldotcom
Location: palm bay. fl
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: nice site. lots of good info. have lots of sb all on lp in great shape. been playin the harp myself since 1978. just for fun and an occasional gig.. steve

Name: Linda Cox
Contact: coxlatinamedotcom
Location: Champaign. IL USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I came across your site after reading a mention of Sonny Boy in the Chicago Trib. I decided to do a Google search and ended up on your site. It is a wonderful site! Thanks.

Name: Dano
Contact: bluztattoozatmsndotcom
Location: Detroit. Michigan USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Went and saw Robert Lockwood tonight. Found your site searching for Lockwood. Great site!!!! Keep up the good work!!! peace & soul! Dan Collins Detroit Stevie Ray Vaughan Fanclub (President) Detroit Blues Society (member) Blues Foundation (member)

Name: Keith
Contact: kcannon1ataoldotcom
Location: tampa. fl usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Love the site. Had a great time in Helena for 2001 King Biscuit Fest. The spirit of Sonny Boy lives on. Sure wish you would give directions to the chidhood home for blues lovers like me.

Name: Allan
Contact: almaur777ataoldotcom
Location: Durham. NC USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Thanks for Bringing it on home… Got my ticket. conductor done hollered. all aboard… All harp players owe a debt to Sonny Boy’s blues. I’ve been playing his music for decades and never tire of it. Thanks for the site. Great job!

Name: Jared Welsh
Contact: golfkid77
Location: Limerick. ME America
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: hi

Name: John Nelms jr
Contact: jnelmsataltavistadotcom
Location: Bessemer. AL USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: blues do not descriminate..

Name: Dave Hadaway
Contact: justamuleataoldotcom
Location: Alta Loma. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: “I heard Sonny Boy blow. He was a mean old man. but he could blow his horn.”……… Thx for this site. It’s dice.

Name: Lars E Stinterud
Contact: lestinteathotmaildotcom
Location: Lillehammer. Norway
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’ve got into it…. the last couple years. Just listening to the originals…Rice and Big Walter. I’ve read some. that Rice learnt some licks from Walter. Walter as Little Boy Blue and also with the Memphis Jug Band….but who was the “first”? Anyway. the album “The Blues Of Sonny Boy Williamson” is fantastic!

Name: Ricardo Pacetti
Contact: pacspkyatnetzerodotnet
Location: Livonia. MI USA I Think
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Learning how to play and caught SBWII site from Harmoniajukebox. Its a great site I will be visiting frequently.

Contact: josusilvaatglobodotcom
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: rick estrin
Contact: rsestrinatyahoodotcom
Location: sacramento. ca usa
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: hi “professor. loved your site but couldn’t help but do a little editing. rice miller did “peach tree”. not “pear tree”. incidentally. did you ever receive the photo of sonnyboy with robert jr. and a drummer. taken as they were leaving WDIA? i sent it to you two or three years ago and wonder if you got it. all my best. rick estrin

Name: John sb Benj
Contact: sonnybouyatlineonedotnet
Location: Enfield London. ENGLAND
Date: 2010-04-26

Name: Trevor Penney
Contact: trevoratroadrunner.nfdotnet
Location: St. John’s. NF. Canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: A truly great site.

Name: guy deschenes
Contact: gdeschenes1atsympaticodotcom
Location: wallaceburg. ontario canada
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Very good historical bites. Dusted off my harp today!

Name: Lance Faraone
Contact: lkfatcharterdotnet
Location: St. Louis. Mo. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I just got into blues & Sonny Boy’s tones pierce everybody’s souls. There will never be another harp player like him again.

Name: Craig Ruskey
Contact: peachnut01atworldnet.attdotnet
Location: USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Pretty interesting site. However. a few pointers… Robert Nighthawk’s rendering of what is here titled “I’m Gonna Murder My Old Lady.” is correctly titled “I’m Gonna Murder My Baby.” A cover of Doctor Clayton’s “Cheating And Lying Blues.” Also. the drummer referred to here as Jim Carr is actually Sam Carr. nephew of Robert Nighthawk. And the story about the shack that might have been the Miller’s sounds intriguing. but are there documents which back that assertion? The sharing of information in the on-going study of blues is important. and while I applaud your efforts. you may want to go back and change a few of the incorrect items to make sure the proper information is shared. Thanks.

Name: Martin Kaercher
Contact: martin-kaercheratt-online.de
Location: Rosenheim. Bayern Germany
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: ..wizzard on the harp. a man who came from…and I listened all the time to an old record. featuring young E. Clapton and the Yardbirds. I still own it and keep aon listening……….

Name: “Motor” Jon Nichols
Contact: nicholsatpcezdotcom
Location: Portland. Oregon USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I started playing Blues Harmonica around 1964 after I first herd British Groups featuring harmonica solos in blues style rock songs. Of course all the British Artists knew Sonny Boy. and many other american bluesmen before we did. We heard covers of Sonny Boy by Manfred Mann. Nashville Teens. and the Animals way before we actually got a hold of Sonny Boy’s original recordings. The Brits actually were the ones who brought Sonny Boy’s (and others) music back to us in a full circle. I’ve been playing harp for 37 years now and still have my band. His songs are without a doubt the most requested at every gig we perform at. Most requested? “Help Me” Not many remember those early British bands like the Pretty Things. etc. but everybody still knows Sonny Boy! JN

Name: alain jouhanneau
Contact: alain.jouhanneauatlibertysurf.fr
Location: la motte-servolex. France
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Love with The Blues.Sonny Boy Williamson the real Harmonica bluesman.Harmonica and The Rolling Stones.

Name: john stanton
Contact: jstantn1atadelphiadotnet
Location: Camarillo. CA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Just found the site and as a great Sonny Boy ll fan. I find it most interesting. I saw a program on PBS recently titled .”Roots of American Music” It had a long section devoted to Sonny Boy 2 with a video of the old guy playing his harp and singing. Just wish they had shown more of his old tapes. Also. found out that Sonny Boy was the mentor to James Cotton. who is the best living harp player. J.C. shows that he hasn’t lost any of his skill. A real tresure was an old tape of Muddy Waters band doing “Mojo” and had a long piece of Cotton blasting loose on his harp — the most exciting piece of harp playing ( outside of S.B ) I have ever seen. Listening now to the old master; just wish I would have had a chance to see him live. Anyhow. his music lives on. My favorites: “Temp 110″; “Mister downchild”; “You can do it if you wanna”; etc. Noticed that most of Sonny Boy’s songs that he wrote have some surreal references in them e.g. “Like Wolf” ( what was he thinking when he wrote that?) with the opening line. “my back don’t hurt. it’s just my head inside ..” Like to hear from other S.B. 2 fans. John Stanton

Name: Lars E Stinterud
Contact: lestinteathotmaildotcom
Location: Lillehammer. Norway
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: If there are anyone that has. or know about anyone who has the record with SBW and Memphis Slim in Paris in 1964… I dream about getting it. and that it’s better than “Portrait In Blues” and “The Blues Of SBW”……. Anyone?

Name: Jonathan Hull
Contact: JMHULLatEARTHLINKdotnet
Location: Orlando. Fl. U.S
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: The first song of his that I heard was “Eyesight to the blind” and I became an instant fan. I picked up a new record of his every chance I got. I even had “Don’t send me no flowers” at one time. but I lost it. I understand it is unavalible now. Long live the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time). THANKS! Jon Hull

Name: Steve Ritchie
Contact: s.ritchieatblueyonderdotco.uk
Location: Perth. Scotland
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: A voice like car on gravel.but nobody played harp like the old guy

Name: Gwen Thompson
Contact: shecandothatataoldotcom
Location: Seattle. WA USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: It was a pleasure to meet you. You are incredibly interesting and I enjoyed listening to you knowledge of African American Music. I’ll be in touch in the near future. Take good care of yourself. Gwen Thompson alias Alias – “Bobby Bland”

Name: William Luckman
Contact: wluckmanathotmaildotcom
Location: South London. England
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: A very impressive site – congratulations on all your hard work. What I wouldn’t give to have seen SBW playing in his prime…

Name: Scovill Allan
Contact: sva999atyahoodotcom
Location: Bastrop. TX TX. of course!
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Well done. A very nice site. Found it thru the Chess Records site. Keep the Faith. Play On!

Name: Col Freeman
Contact: freemanguitarsathotmaildotcom
Location: Sydney. NSW Australia
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: Great site for a great man. Now I’ll just take my seat. right way back….

Name: jerry king
Contact: jerrykingatqwestdotnet
Location: missoula. mt. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: I’ve been an avid blues music addict since the early 60s and sonnyboy with his spittin wompin suckin rhymic harp style is my favorite

Name: jerrykingatqwestdotnet
Contact: jerrykingatqwestdotnet
Location: missoula. mt. USA
Date: 2010-04-26
Comment: thanks so much for putting in what must have been and continues to be one hellofa lota work. I can only dream of what it would of been like to meet such a great man. Having this site helps me know theres alot more fans out there that appreciate his mark in this world.

Name: Kev Stacey
Contact: KJSTACEYatstudents.latrobe.edu.au
Location: Echuca. VIC Australia