Sam Myers - between mid 20th Century and early 21st Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 101-110:

I got my harmonica playing style by not copying nothing from nobody. A lot of guys who blow harmonica will listen to another person to get their niche. But I didn't do that. I started out as a trumpet player, and I would use horn lines on the harmonica, transposed. That's how I learned it, because I knew more about other instruments than I did the harp. I don't know about Sonny Boy Williamson, but Little Walter, he did the same thing with the saxophone.That's why his style was so unique. Sonny Stitt was one of Little Walter's idols. When Walter wasn't working in Chicago, and if he went to …   more >>

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Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 101-110. accessed: 3 June, 2023


Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician

Listening to

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blues harmonica performed by Little Walter, Sam Myers, Sonny Stitt

Experience Information

Date/Time between mid 20th Century and early 21st Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 May 2015 11:33:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:30:44 +0100