Before achieving fame as the star of KFFA’s King Biscuit Time, Alex “Rice” Miller was a working harmonica player/singer from Mississippi who performed with the likes of Robert Johnson, Elmore James, and Robert Lockwood, Jr. He was soon billed as Sonny Boy Williamson to cash in on the popularity of the by-then deceased original Bluebird recording artist who went by the same name. While the name stuck, his unique style was apparent in hits like “Help Me,” “Don’t Start Me to Talkin’” and “Eyesight to the Blind” and as a charismatic performer at home and in Europe.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
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