Moody Jones

Moody Jones

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Moody Jones (April 8, 1908 - March 23, 1988) was an American blues guitarist, bass player, and singer who is significant for his role in the development of the post-war Chicago blues sound in the late 1940s. Jones was born in Earle, Arkansas on 8 April 1908. Raised in the church, he developed an interest in music at an early age and learned to play guitar after his brother bought an old broken guitar for $3. When he was proficient enough he started playing for country dances, and by 1939 had arrived in Chicago. In Chicago he became one of a number of musicians, performing on Maxwell Street and in non-union venues, who played an important role in the development of the post-war Chicago blues sound, often performing with his first cousin, singer and guitar player Floyd Jones. By the late 1940s he was capable of playing any kind of music requested, and had learned to play piano, banjo and bass (including a home-made bass made out of a wash-tub, a broom-handle and a clothes line), in addition to guitar.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136579014
  • 9786136579016