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Bukka White

Booker T. Washington “Bukka” White was another of the original Bluesmen to come out of Mississippi, living the life they sang about. He benefited from a resurgence of interest in his music and was able to enjoy firsthand the Blues Revival, performing and recording until his death in 1977.

Born on a farm near Houston, Mississippi, November 12, 1909, and named for the famed black educator, Bukka White was interested in music from an early age. His father taught him guitar at the age of nine, and a chance meeting with Charley Patton convinced the young White to “come to be a great man like Charley Patton.” The son of a railroad worker, White was exposed to the sound of trains from an early age and was not afraid to hobo a train. He rode the rails from the Mississippi Delta to St. Louis, where he played poolrooms, barrelhouses, and parties for food and tips during the 1910s and 1920s.

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