Joe Hill Louis

Joe Hill Louis

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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 Hill Louis (September 23, 1921 - August 5, 1957), born Lester Hill, was an American singer, guitarist, harmonica player and one-man band. He is significant, along with fellow Memphis bluesman Doctor Ross as one of only a small number of one-man blues bands to have recorded commercially in the 1950s, and as a session musician for Sun Records. Louis was born Lester (or possibly Leslie) Hill on September 23, 1921 in Raines, Tennessee. His nickname "Joe Louis" arose as a result of a childhood fight with another youth. At the age of 14 he left home to work as a servant for a wealthy Memphis family, and also worked in the Peabody Hotel, Memphis, in the late 1930s. From the early 1940s onwards he worked as a musician and one-man band.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134972819
  • 9786134972819