Jerry Portnoy

Jerry Portnoy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jerry Portnoy (born November 25, 1943, Chicago, Illinois) is an American harmonica blues musician, who has toured with Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton. Portnoy grew up in Chicago's Maxwell Street neighborhood where his family owned a store. His exposure to the blues began there with Little Walter and other Chicago Blues masters. Portnoy began his professional musical career as part of Muddy Waters' backing band in the early 1970s. Portnoy replaced George "Mojo" Buford in 1974, and he stayed with the band for six years. During his tenure with Waters, he appeared on the albums, I'm Ready, Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live, and King Bee. In 1980, Portnoy, bassist Calvin Jones, pianist Pinetop Perkins, and drummer Willie Smith, all left Waters to form The Legendary Blues Band.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136606453
  • 9786136606453