· November 1, 1924 - John “Little Johnnie/Johnny” Jones
· November 15, 1927 - Clayton Love
· November 30, 1975 - Joan-Alex Mason
The November 2014 Blues Question: This blues guitarist/singer learned from one of the best of the acoustic guitarists roughly around the age of 18, though he had been taught the basics by an aunt and uncle at the age of 10. When he was 20, he moved to Indianapolis from Mississippi. He recorded on only two labels. Any idea who this bluesman is?
November 2014 Blues Trivia: I think everyone has heard of Aaron Thibeaux Walker, better known as T-Bone Walker, the originator of “Call It Stormy Monday”. He also wrote at least 66 other songs, many made even more famous by other artists, including “All Night Long”, “Mean Old World”, and “Sail On”. All of the bluesman he influenced reads like a “Who’s Who” of the blues we know today. Here are a couple of trivia items: first, the T-Bone nickname came from his mother, Movelia, as a shortening of his middle name --Thibeaux. The second is that at 10 years of age, he worked as a lead-boy for Blind Lemon Jefferson on Central Avenue in Dallas, Texas, and that Blind Lemon was one of his main influences.
· November 1, 1970 - James “Peck” Curtis
· November 15, 1978 - Matilda Witherspoon aka Mississippi Matilda
· November 27, 2012 - McHouston “Mickey/Guitar” Baker
Anybody remember the song “Love is Strange”: by Mickey and Sylvia?? Yes, that’s the same Mickey!! Sylvia, by the way, was Sylvia Vanderpool.