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© Robert Sommers 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Little Sun Glover


I read the other day that bluesman and harmonica whiz Tony Glover had passed. Tony was a Minnesota musician and one of the first authentic white bluesmen in America, with his band Koerner, Ray and Glover. Early sixties. Fairly literal interpretations of black blues music that had yet to resonate with white folk in our country. Took the British invasion to do that, specifically Stones, Yardbirds, Mayall and Alexis Korner. I had one or two of his blues harmonica books when I was a kid. He was a writer, a critic and an excellent musician. Left a contribution, did something nobody else was doing like him at the time. I think he taught Mick Jagger to play harp if memory serves.

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