LietuviųEnglish (United Kingdom)
Pradinis puslapis P Snooky Pryor - Chicago Blues
Snooky Pryor - Chicago Blues
Bliuzo žmonės - P

Snooky Pryor (September 15, 1921 – October 18, 2006) was an American blues harp player. He claimed to have pioneered the now-common method of playing amplified harmonica by cupping a small microphone in his hands along with the harmonica, although his earliest records in the late 1940s he did not utilize this method.

Career

James Edward Pryor was born in Lambert, Mississippi and developed a Delta blues style influenced by both Sonny Boy Williamson I and Sonny Boy Williamson II. He moved to Chicago around 1940.

While serving in the U.S. Army he would blow bugle calls through the powerful PA system, which led him to experiment with playing the harmonica that way. Upon discharge from the Army in 1945, he obtained his own amplifier, and introduced the sound to Maxwell Street audiences, becoming a regular in the Chicago blues scene.

Pryor recorded some of the first postwar Chicago blues records in 1948, including "Telephone Blues" and "Snooky & Moody's Boogie" with guitarist Moody Jones, and "Stockyard Blues" and "Keep What You Got" with singer/guitarist Floyd Jones. He moved south to Ullin, Illinois in 1967. He quit music for carpentry in the late 1960s but was persuaded to make a comeback. After he dropped out of sight, Pryor was later re-discovered and resumed periodic recording until his death in nearby Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 85.

In January 1973 he appeared with the American Blues Legends tour which played throughout Europe, alongside Homesick James. Whilst on this tour they recorded an album in London, Homesick James & Snooky Pryor.

Some of his better known songs include "Judgement Day" (1956), and "Crazy 'Bout My Baby" from Snooky (1989), "How'd You Learn to Shake It Like That" from Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1989) and "Shake My Hand" (1999). 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Bliuzo žmonės - Blues Artists - Random

Sippie Wallace

Sippie Wallace Sippie Wallace (born as Beulah Thomas; November 1, 1898...

Robert Lockwood, Jr - Chicago

Robert Lockwood, Jr.Robert Lockwood, Jr., also known as Robert Junior...

Tia Carroll & Hard Work

Tia Carroll & Hard Work Over the last ten years, Carroll has quietly ...

Junior Parker

Junior Parker, taip pat žinomas kaip  Little Junior Parker or "Mr Blue...

Bill "Hoss" Allen

Bill "Hoss" Allen Bill Allen taip pat žinomas kaip "Hossman" arba "Ho...

Kokomo Arnold - Chicago Blues

Kokomo Arnold Kokomo Arnold (1901 vasario 15 — 1968 lapkričio 8) Ame...

Big Walter Horton - Chicago Bl

Big Walter Horton Big Walter Horton or Walter “Shakey” Horton (Apr...

Donna Lynne

Donna Lynne Donna Lynne hailing from Reno Nevada is a seasoned vocal ...

Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Blues

Jimmy RogersJimmy Rogers (3 June 1924 – 19 December 1997) was a blues ...

Ma Rainey

Ma RaineyGertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett Rainey, better known as Ma Rain...

Pink Anderson

picture by Samuel ChartersPinkney "Pink" Anderson (February 12, 1900 –...

News image

St@cy Brooks

St@cy Brooks Blues / Jazz / Reggae ALEXANDRIA, Virgini...

TEE - Marc Thijs

Tee Blues / Swing / Soul ...

News image

Albert King

Albert King Tikrasis vardas - Albert Nelson (1923 balandžio 25 – 1992...

Voodoo blu

 Voodoo blu Billy  bass player FAYETTEVILLE, Georgia ...

Floyd Jones - Chicago Blues

Floyd Jones Floyd Jones (July 21, 1917 – December 19, 1989) was an Am...

Reklaminis skydelis
Reklaminis skydelis