Willie 'Poor Boy' Lofton

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        An obscure Delta blues player from Mississippi, Willie "Poor Boy" Lofton falls loosely into the Charley Patton/Tommy Johnson blues camp. His voice was eerily similar to Johnson's, and his most striking song was a version of Johnson's "Big Road Blues," called "Dark Road Blues," which featured Lofton's staccato guitar style, which again appears to have been drawn at least partially from Johnson. Lofton may have been born in Jackson, MS; at least that is the town he left when he tr... Read more

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