Daily Almanac - January 22
Blues harmonica player Hammie Nixon was born on this day in 1908. Nixon
learned to play the harmonica from Noah Lewis and played with Sleepy John
Estes from 1924 until Estes' death in 1977.
For more about the life, career and recordings of Hammie Nixon, please
Blues harmonica player Big Leon Brooks died on this day in 1982. Brooks
learned to play the harmonica while growing up in Mississippi and managed to
record one album in Chicago before he died.
For more information about the life, career and recordings of Big Leon
Brooks, please visit:
That's all I have for today. Have fun and practice.
Peter Krampert, author
The Encyclopedia of the harmonica
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