Arthur "Big Boy" Spires

Arthur "Big Boy" Spires

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur "Big Boy" Spires (February 25, 1912 - October 22, 1990) was an American blues singer and guitarist, who recorded for a number of record labels in Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s. Spires was born in Natchez, Mississippi (some sources give his birthplace as Yazoo City) on February 25, 1912. Although he didn't take up the guitar until the late 1930s, he was proficient enough by 1939 or 1940 to work with Lightnin' Hopkins at the Beer Garden in Yazoo City. In 1943 Spires moved to Chicago, and started playing for house parties, graduating to playing clubs by the early 1950s. Spires was a limited guitarist, and during this time he recruited the young guitarists Louis and David Myers, who later went on to form The Aces, as part of his backing band.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136581450
  • 9786136581453