Will Shade

Will Shade

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Will Shade was an African American Memphis blues musician best known for his membership in the Memphis Jug Band. Shade was commonly called Son Brimmer, a nickname from his grandmother Annie Brimmer, because "son" is short for "grandson." The name apparently stuck when other members of the band noticed that the "sun" bothered him and he used the "brim" of a hat to "shade" his eyes. Shade got his first taste of blues music in 1925 when he first heard recordings by the Dixieland Jug Blowers, a jug band out of Louisville, Kentucky. Shade was excited by what he heard and felt that bringing this style of music to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee could be promising. He then convinced a few of the local musicians, though still reluctant, to join him in creating one of Memphis's first jug bands
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134929816
  • 9786134929813