Johnny Dyer

Johnny Dyer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Johnny Dyer (born December 7, 1938, Rolling Fork, Mississippi) is an American electric blues harmonicist and singer. He has received a nomination for a Blues Music Award, and been involved in a number of recordings in the last three decades, both as a solo performer and with other musicians. Dyer grew up on the Stovall Plantation in Rolling Fork, and learnt to play the harmonica from the age of seven. His initial inspiration came from hearing Little Walter on a Nashville, Tennessee, based radio station, and by his teenage years Dyer was playing acoustic harmonica and had formed his own band. He started playing amplified harmonica in the early 1950s, when he first performed alongside Smokey Wilson. Dyer relocated to Los Angeles, California in January 1958, where he met George "Harmonica" Smith. Together they played concerts with a "father and son" billing. Dyer commented on that time stating, "Smith was the hottest thing around and the blues was really swinging! He taught me a lot. Everybody loved George." Following this Dyer set up his own combo, Johnny Dyer and the Blue Notes, and played with Jimmy Reed, J.B. Hutto, and Jimmy more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136616378
  • 9786136616377