Billy Boy Arnold

Billy Boy Arnold

Billy Boy Arnold
Chicago native Billy Boy Arnold took harmonica lessons from Sonny Boy Williamson back in '48, and he ain't looked back since! Cutting his first 78 "Hello Stranger," for the Cool label in '52, he re-surfaced three years later playing with Bo Diddley on his debut, "Bo Diddley"/"I'm A Man" on Checker. Arnold's instant Vee-Jay classic "I Wish You Would" made waves on both sides of the ocean when the Yardbirds covered it more than a decade later. Listen to him blow on "Rockinitis," "Prisoner's Plea," "I Ain't Got You" and other hits from his Vee-Jay catalog and you'll experience harmonica heaven; couple that with a wry lyrical wit that boasts such head spinning lines as "I got a charge account at Goldblatt's" and "I thought she didn't know I had another chick/ Stashed behind the closet door" and you'll simply lose your mind. It's the Arnold experience, and it can't be beat. His two recent albums for Alligator prove in no uncertain terms that his chops and lyrical brilliance remain firmly intact. Listen to Billy Boy Arnold w/ Henry Gray & Jody Williams on I Wish You Would

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