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Sonny Boy Williamson, originally John Lee Curtis Williamson, was a blues singer and harmonica player. He was the first musician to use the nickname Sonny Boy.
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Sonny Boy Williamson was born on March 30, 1914 in Jackson, Tennessee. His first recording took place in 1937 with "Good Morning, School Girl." He was a quick hit with Southern black audiences. Through to the late 1940s, Williamson continued to record such popular hits as "Sugar Momma Blues," "Hoodoo Hoodoo" and "Shake the Boogie." On June 1, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois, he was robbed and murdered.
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