Manufacturer warranty may not apply but you may have other rights under law. Learn more about Amazon Global Store. Don't have a Kindle? Sleepy Willie sings the Blues, is the second in a series of books written by Horace Mungin. Reminiscence of Langston Hughes' collection of "Jesse B. Simple" books, Sleepy Willie is an old Southern born, grass roots philosopher living in the South Bronx. Willie takes a pundit's-eye view of the interactions of African American and whites in today's society.
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Sleepy John Estes, supposedly that nickname due to his ability to sleep while standing up, was born in the Brownsville, TN area around He recorded for a number of record labels over the course of six decades, starting in and continuing sporadically into the s. His style of music was always down-home, and he relied upon his expressive voice to put his music over rather than on guitar showmanship. Estes was never considered an exemplary guitarist.
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Hammie Nixon was also born into the Brownsville, TN area He too began his professional career in the s, playing harmonica. Nixon helped to pioneer the use of the harp as an accompaniment instrument. Prior to this, the harp had been used primarily as a soloing instrument. Hammie played in several jug bands, working on kazoo, guitar and jug in addition to harp. His singing voice was not very strong by this time, sounding all of Hammie was around 66 years old then, but his voice was still very strong — he sings on many of the cuts on this CD.
There is nothing fancy musically to be found on this CD.
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It is all played back-porch style, with simple song structures, acoustic guitar, acoustic harmonica and some kazoo. This is very much in the pre-war style the two men are known for, and the music here will grow on you with repeated listens. The Songs: all songs traditional from public domain except where noted. Estes sings the vocal on this track.
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