Johnny Woods

Johnny Woods

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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 Woods (November 1, 1917 - February 1, 1990) was a blues singer and harmonica player in the North Mississippi style. Woods was born in a small Mississippi town called Looxahoma, just west of Mississippi Highway 35. His harmonica playing first gained notoriety in the 1960s as a duet partner with fellow blues revival discovery guitarist/singer Mississippi Fred McDowell. They recorded together first for George Mitchell in 1967, for Chris Strachwitz's Arhoolie Records (King of the Country Blues V2), Swingmaster (Blues of Johnny Woods) and in 1972 for Tom Pomposello and Fred Seibert on Oblivion Records (Mississippi Harmonica). Stylistically, Woods' music sprang from the same North Mississippi Fife and drum blues band tradition as McDowell's. However, personal problems and plagues kept him rooted in the Delta, primarily working as a farm hand and sharecropper.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973653
  • 9786134973656