Joe Carter (Guitarist)

Joe Carter (Guitarist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joe Carter (November 6, 1927 - June 15, 2001) was an American blues guitarist and singer, formerly active on the Chicago blues scene. Born Joseph J. Carter in Midland, Georgia, he was taught to play guitar by Lee Willis as a youngster in Georgia. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1952, where he met Muddy Waters. He formed his first band with Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers on guitar and Lester Davenport on harmonica, though he never recorded with this band. He was offered a recording contract with Cobra Records, but turned it down because he made more money with his club gigs. In the 1950s he performed frequently at the 708 Club, one of the premier blues clubs on Chicago's south side, often billed as Joe "Elmore James, Jr." Carter because of his mastery of the Elmore James slide guitar style. Carter worked at the Hormel Meat Packing plant for many years when he was inactive as a musician.
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136617021
  • 9786136617022