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Snooky

Snooky Pryor (performer)
Title
Snooky
Performer
Snooky Pryor 1921-2006
Publisher
Blind Pig, 1989
1 cd
Playing time
00:41:07
EAN
0019148238725
CDR
JAX0280
Placing suggestion
70 - Blues (NBLC) J2 - Blues, gospel en spirituals (Flemish music schema)

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About Snooky Pryor

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James Edward "Snooky" Pryor (September 15, 1919 or 1921 – October 18, 2006) was an American Chicago blues harmonica player. He claimed to have pioneered the now-common method of playing amplified harmonica by cupping a small microphone in his hands along with the harmonica, although on his earliest records, in the late 1940s, he did not use this method.

Career

Pryor was born in Lambert, Mississippi, United States. He developed a country blues style influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee Williamson) and Sonny Boy Williamson II (Aleck Ford "Rice" Miller). In the mid-1930s, in and around Vance, Mississippi, Pryor played in impromptu gatherings of three or four harmonica players, including Jimmy Rogers, who then lived nearby and had yet to take up playing the guitar. Pryor moved to Chicago around 1940.

While serving in the U.S. Army he would blow bugle calls through a PA system, which led him to experiment with playing …Read more on Wikipedia