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King Solomon Hill

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King Solomon Hill - Early Blues Singer, guitarist (1897 - 1949) Born Joe Holmes in 1897 in Mississippi, singer and guitarist 'King Solomon' Hill left only a very small recording history, four songs to be precise, on which his worth can be judged. . Controversy long surrounded the identity of this itinerant blues singer. He fused the styles of his friends Sam Collins and Ramblin' Thomas (respectively, south Mississippi and east Texas/Louisiana musicians), and elements from Blind Lemon Jefferson, into the eerie bottleneck guitar sound that accompanied his chilling falsetto on his 1932 recordings

Album

Backwood Blues

Label: Document Records
Released: 2005


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