Sam Myers in Mississippi - the 1940's

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, page 20:

Being around Sid [Edwards] got me even more interested in music. I used to love the way he whistled. He was about one of the best whistlers I ever heard. He could whistle most any song, like "The Tennessee Waltz" or "Blue Moon of Kentucky," and he would whistle a lot of blues songs. He could even whistle the sound of a bird. All through the day when I'd be around with him, he'd be doing his work and then he'd whistle tunes for me. He loved teacakes, so when we would stop by the house, Mama would fix him teacakes with ginger and cinnamon in them.

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 20. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Mississippi


Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician

Listening to

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'The Tennessee Waltz' and 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' performed by Sid Edwards

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, outdoors, solitary


Bluesman Sam Myers recalling, during his early teenage years in Laurel, Mississippi, his friendship with Sid Edwards, a truck driver.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 05 May 2015 12:30:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:30:13 +0100