Sam Myers in Piney Woods, Mississippi - the 1940's
from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 23-24:
Piney Woods was not like any ordinary school; it was more like a trade school [, …] a school of higher learning, in a country life. Whatever trade you wanted to learn, you could decide on what you wanted to be in life, like a brick mason, a carpenter, a cement finisher, or a musician. [...] Of course I was interested in music, and that is what I mostly studied from age ten up to where I am now. It was music that was the cause of me knowing what two and two is. Even today, I look back on my life and the early years and see where music has played a very important part.
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Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 23-24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430825892191 accessed: 5 February, 2023
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|Gospel singing||performed by Pine Woods Band Glee Club|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Bluesman Sam Myers, partially sighted since a young age, recalling being a pupil at Piney Woods School, near Jackson, Mississippi.