Junior Parker

Junior Parker

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Junior Parker (May 27, 1932 - November 18, 1971) was a successful and influential Memphis blues singer and musician. He is best remembered for his unique voice which has been described as "honeyed," and "velvet-smooth." He was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001. Junior Parker was born in either Clarksdale, Mississippi or West Memphis, AR . He sang in gospel groups as a child, and played on the various blues circuits beginning in his teenage years. His biggest influence as a harmonica player was Sonny Boy Williamson, with whom he worked before moving on to work for Howlin' Wolf in 1949. Around 1950 he was a member of Memphis's ad hoc group, the Beale Streeters, with Bobby 'Blue' Bland and B.B. King.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 10mm | 204.12g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134972398
  • 9786134972390