“James Edward "Snooky" Pryor was an American Chicago blues harmonica player. He claimed to have pioneered the now-common method of playing amplified harmonica by cupping a small microphone in his hands along with the harmonica.”
There’s a lot more to Snooky Pryors career than just that snippet of history but it says a lot about his role in the development of post WW 2 electric Chicago Blues.
With Snooky celebrating a birthday on the 15th, Shaun’s pulled a classic album feature from deep in the back catalogue of Antones Records With classic backing from a first call list of sidemen, rarely seen before or since. Snooky Pryors 1994 release In This Mess Up To My Chest.
Plus new releases from Christone Kingfish Ingram, Candice Ivory, Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind and Monster Mike Welch.