MIGHTY LONG TIME

Latest update on 08/09/2020

Artist: Sonny Boy Williamson
Author: Aleck Miller
Label: Trumpet
Year: 1951

Sonny Boy II, operating from Arkansas and Mississippi. Hijacked the name of his Chicago counterpart. This second Sonny Boy was the most successful one, working for radio in Helena, AR (the famous King Biscuit Flower Hour), later for Chess in Chicago. His Arhoolie reissue of his earliest (Trumpet) sides (and the backside of his gravemarker in Tutwiler, MS) hold one long list of standard blues material: Eyesight To The Blind, Nine Below Zero, Mr. Downchild, I Cross My Heart, Pontiac Blues and Mighty Long Time.

Covers:

1967:

Fleetwood Mac

1987:

Nighthawks

1991:

James Cotton [title track cd]

1994:

Andy Just

1999:

El Fish [Sonny Boy II was their harmonicaman Steven De Bruyn's main influence]

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