Sam Myers - mid 20th Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 128-129:

There was a lady that Robert Lockwood, Jr., used to run with. He just up and gave her to Elmore [James] after he decided he didn't want her no more. Lockwood was working at Silvio's as the house bandleader. Different musicians would come by on different nights to play in a jam. They held them a lot different back then than the way they do now. Like you see across Texas, they do a lot of open mic stuff, but back then these jams would be professional people displaying what they know, doing it together. If you played on a guy's bandstand at a real jam session, your instrument had to be tuned …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 128-129. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433257342818 accessed: 17 May, 2022

Listeners

Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician
1936-2006

Listening to

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Blues Guitar performed by Robert Lockwood, Jr., Elmore James

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:02:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:12:14 +0100