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Born circa 1920 near Como, MS, Napoleon Strickland was described as the "fife-blowingest man in the state of Mississippi." He was well-known in the South for playing harmonica, guitar, and diddley-bow, a kind of poor man's guitar that had only one string and was used in early American blues. Strickland was highly regarded around Como for his versatility and dedication to early blues that was always evident in his playing. In the '80s, Strickland was committed to a nursing home a... Read more

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