John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson

John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson (HMYO4)

Location: Jackson, TN 38301 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 32.802', W 88° 49.476'

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"Sonny Boy" Williamson (1914 - 1948), the music innovator responsible for the acceptance of the harmonica as an authentic blues tool, is buried in old Blair's Chapel CME Cemetery, 5 miles southwest. The most influential blues harmonica player of his day, he made a powerful contribution to American music and is recognized as a master of the blues genre. In his mouth and hands, the harmonica learned to wail and chirp, laugh and cry, in spanking new rhythms and to daring new beats.
HM NumberHMYO4
Marker Number4D 44
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 2:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 334608 N 3935204
Decimal Degrees35.54670000, -88.82460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 32.802', W 88° 49.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 32' 48.12" N, 88° 49' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)731, 901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 413-469 Bolivar Hwy, Jackson TN 38301, US
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