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Primary Instrument: Harmonica

Born: December 9, 1934 | Died: 1998

Junior Wells was considered the direct musical descendant of modern blues harmonica legends John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, “Sonny Boy” Williamson II (Rice Miller) and Little Walter Jacobs. An exponent of blues, funk and soul music, Wells developed a style incorporating all of those genres, and was a consummate stage performer who could back it all up.

Born Amos Blakemore in 1934, Junior was raised on a farm in rural West Memphis and Marion, Arkansas. He became intensely interested in the music flowing from the fertile blues culture of Memphis and learned harmonica from his cousin Little Junior Parker. After his parents separated, the wild and rebellious Junior moved with his mother to Chicago in 1946. There he discovered that music would be the most important thing in his life....
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Featured recording “Hoodoo Man Blues”

Hoodoo Man Blues

Delmark Records
2011
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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    Delmark Records
    2011
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    Live In Boston 1966

    Delmark Records
    2010
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    Vietnam-Blues / Roll'em Pete

    London Records
    1967
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