Little Willy Foster

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        b. 5 April 1922, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. Foster came to Chicago in 1941, already playing guitar, piano and harmonica. Tutored on the latter instrument by Walter Horton, he played on Maxwell Street, and in a band with Homesick James, Floyd Jones and Moody Jones. Foster recorded two singles in the mid-50s, and GÇÿCrying The BluesGÇÖ, one of the titles, reflected both his emotional singing and his wailing, swooping harmonica. Shortly thereafter, he was shot and semi-paralyzed... Read more

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