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 >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 35. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician

Listening to

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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

Experience Information

Medium live, playback
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.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 26 May 2015 10:39:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:52:26 +0100