Re: [Harp-L] Willie Dixon Controversy

The music biz was far more regional back then; that's why he could get away with it. I don't think he called himself Sonny Boy II, by the way. That's a concoction of the largely UK/European blues revival scene of the 'sixties. I think he just called himself 'Sonny Boy Williamson' straight up.

>>> Garry Hodgson <harp@xxxxxxxxxxx> 26/11/2008 14:56 >>>
IcemanLE@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Back in the day before radio play headed towards a nationwide awareness of
> artists, Rice Miller took the name Sonny Boy II with the hope to   
> ride up on the
>  coattails of an already established name - Sonny Boy Williamson. He got gigs
>  because of the name recognition.

i've read that as well.  though i can't imagine anyone would try that today.

Jason Ricci II

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