Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Either the cover is incorrect for song listings or song listings are incorrect Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee Williamson) did not record these tunes Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller) did record these tunes."
It's Not Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee)
NittyGritty17 | West | 05/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The tracks titles listed with this album cover are wrong.
The 16 tracks are actually Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
on King Biscuit Time Arhoolie #310 1989 and 1993 (Arhoolie has 2 more tracks at the end #17 'Radio Program' and #18 'Dust My Broom'.
Want more confusion? Check out 'Rainy Day Blues' album title which displays a photo of Sonny Boy II (Rice Miller) blowin' a harp (yellow background w/mod brown brushstroke background) and below song titles and snips from Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee's) songs 16 tracks from 1938 Bluebird RCA's only follow up album to the 1937- 1938 and but 2 tracks missing (My Baby I've Been Your Slave and You Give An Account). This is a Drive Records CD #3216 by New Sound Studio - Belvedere Music liscened 'product'. Liner notes include this comment:
...'His influence direct and indirect, can be heard in most of the harmonica players who came to prominence after his death though ironically not in the work of the man who took his name, Rice Miller 'Sonny Boy Williamson No. 2'..
In the insert is again the photo of - Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)!!
Here's another if you've got time. There's also an album cover displaying on these same tracks, of Big Bill and The Cool Tones (white bluesman) which seems to be from http://www.blues.theshoppe.com/samples.htm, which is Big Bill's website. It appears to be the title of his album, 'Rainy Day Blues', unrelated album to either of the Sonny Boy Williamson's.
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