Sam Myers in Chicago
from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, page 35:
I kind of got into blues by accident. I had started out with the trumpet and drums, and I liked the big band sound, horns and all that stuff. I listened to a lot of records, and the people who I listened to back then were Louis Jordan, T-Bone Walker with the guitar, Wynonie Harris, and then the rest came natural. I kind of gradually got into the blues after I had been spending time in Chicago. I would always rely on learning, getting a great inspiration from the people I would see doing the things I was taught to do.
Like many of the musicians in Chicago, I played on the street. One… more >>
Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 35. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432633196028 accessed: 14 August, 2022
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|Blues||performed by Robert Lockwood, Jr., Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Sam Myers, Wynonie Harris, Robert Nighthawk, Louis Jordan, Howlin’ Wolf, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public, solitary|
Sam Myers attended the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, on a scholarship, 1951-1955, from the age of fifteen.