Golden "Big" Wheeler

Golden "Big" Wheeler

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Golden "Big" Wheeler (December 15, 1929 - July 20, 1998) was an American Chicago blues and electric blues singer, harmonicist and songwriter. He released two albums in his lifetime, and is best known for his recordings of the songs "Damn Good Mojo" and "Bone Orchard." He worked with the Ice Cream Men and Jimmy Johnson, and was the brother of fellow blues musician, James Wheeler. He was born Golden Wheeler in Beaconton, Georgia. Wheeler left Georgia in 1941 and settled in Chicago, Illinois, in July 1954, where he befriended Little Walter. His enthusiasm for playing the harmonica began when he was working as a taxicab driver. One of his regular customers was the harmonica player Buster Brown, who later went on to have a hit record with "Fannie Mae" in 1960. Wheeler fronted his own band by 1956, although he was a part-time musician, having to work for years as a auto mechanic to help raise his family.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136587408
  • 9786136587400