Re: lurker no more/Sam Myers question
- Subject: Re: lurker no more/Sam Myers question
- From: HASHBB@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 15:49:24 EST
In a message dated 20-Nov-03 01:00:52 PM Central Standard Time,
> I saw Sam Myers the other day with Anson Funderburgh. Man, what an
> impressive voice and player. He is 76 years old, I guess that makes him older than
> Little Walter. It was cool to see someone who has been blowing harp for so
> long, and still doing it very well. He was a very polite gentleman with manners
> and class straight out of the fifties, when he cut his first single. Question
> is: is any of that old stuff available? I'd really like to get a tape of him
> backing Elmore James.
Sam is actually 67 years old. Little Walter and the other guys nicknamed
him 'schoolboy', and he was kind of a gofer for Jimmy Rogers and others.
His first record on his own was in 57 on Ace records. There is a compilation
Papa lightfoot/sam myers on the Oficial label with his early solo stuff. he
is on various Elmore recordings for the fire/fury labels.
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