Jody Williams

Listen to Jody Williams w/ Billy Boy Arnold & Henry Gray on I Wish You Would or Jody Williams' Lucky Lou

Jody WilliamsIf you wanted to describe Jody Williams to someone on the street, you'd just have to call him the architect of electric blues guitar. Others got the credit, but Jody came up with the licks. He led Howlin' Wolf's band in the early 5O's, playing alongside a young Hubert Sumlin on "Evil," "Forty Four," "Moaning at Midnight" and "All Night Boogie," to name just a few. He later led Bo Diddley's band and played on those killer Vee-Jay sides by Billy Boy Arnold. He cut his own "Lucky Lou" for Argo which Otis Rush added words to for "All Your Love" and he even originated the lick on Mickey & Sylvia's "Love Is Strange." Jody's just emerged from a thirty year retirement with blistering performances at 2OOl's Last Night I Got Loaded and the King Biscuit Blues Festival. And be sure to check out his new disc on Evidence!

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