Ollis Martin

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Police and High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down


Ollis Martin


If harmonica players on the 1920s Alabama blues scene were barbecue, then the meat eaters would complaining about the shortage. To some blues researchers, the situation seems so bad they take delight in pointing out that one of these rare bluesmen, Frank Palmes, was actually a pseudonym for Birmingham's best-known bluesman, Jaybird Coleman. There was really an Ollis Martin, however, and he warns us that "Police and High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down" on the Document Great Harp Player... Read more

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