Jazz Gillum

Jazz Gillum

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. William McKinley Gillum (September 11, 1904 - March 29, 1966), known as Jazz Gillum, was an American blues harmonica player. He was born in Indianola, Mississippi. After running away from home at the age of 7, Gillum spent the next few years in Charleston, Mississippi, working and playing for tips on local street corners. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1923, meeting up with the guitarist, Big Bill Broonzy. The duo started working club dates around the city and, by 1934, Gillum started recording for both ARC and Bluebird Records. With his characteristic high, reedy harmonica sound, he appeared on many of the highly popular "Bluebird beat" recordings produced by Lester Melrose in the 1930s and 1940s, under his own name and as a sideman. Gillum was the first to record the blues classic "Key to the Highway" (featuring Broonzy on guitar) utilizing the now-standard melody and 8-bar blues arrangement.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136509857
  • 9786136509853