Sonny Boy Williamson I

Throw a Boogie Woogie (With Big Joe Williams)

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Eight indispensable Bluebird sides dating from 1937-38 -- right at the very beginning of his reign as king of blues harpists -- that display precisely why Williamson was such a revered innovator (and continues to be even now). Highlights include his classic "Good Morning School Girl" and "Sugar Mama Blues." He shares the disc with itinerant rambler Big Joe Williams, whose eight 1937-41 selections include six featuring Sonny Boy playing harp behind the nine-string guitarist.

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