Sam Myers - the 1950's

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 65-66:

I was living permanently in Jackson by 1956, rooming with a friend of mine, Johnny Temple. Johnny had lived in Chicago for about twenty-three years, where he was a big figure in the music field as a guitar player. He did a couple of recordings called "Big Boat Whistle" and "New Vicksburg Blues" for the Decca record people. His career extended on blues, and he played a lot of orchestration-type stuff, the big band arrangements. He'd strum chords with that, but he actually played a lot of lead guitar with his blues. He wasn't a big influence on me; I just loved working with him, and I liked …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 65-66. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432634496055 accessed: 9 December, 2022

Listeners

Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician
1936-2006

Listening to

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Big Band
written by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Tommy Dorsey
performed by Johnny Temple
Blues performed by Johnny Temple

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live, playback

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:36 +0100
Approved on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:32:54 +0100