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Found out about Sugar Pie from this video. It’s about the whole town, but the section about Sugar Pie is really interesting.
Thanks to Vice’s video about Hell Norway for introducing me to this cool lady.
Tommy Johnson (1896 – November 1, 1956)
I find Tommy Johnson to be one of, if not the purest example’s of what true ” low down” blues are. He’s music has the feeling of being blue. So when I feel blue or depressed his music fits perfectly to that mood. There’s nothing happy about his music or his vocal style. His music fits and sounds like his love for alcohol and that the existence of being a person gets harder by the minute. Tommy Johnson the first to sell his soul for guitar skills but with a voice that only could come from the heavens.
Today is a Tommy Johnson day