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Monday, May 6, 2013

Atomic Bomb Blues - Homer Harris

This was recorded 9/27/1946. Muddy Waters on guitar, James Clark on piano. Homer Harris, was born in Drew, Mississippi in 1916 and moved to Memphis, Tennessee when he was 17 and found employment as a tire regroover. While in Memphis he met other blues artists and frequented the city's music clubs. In 1943 Harris moved to Chicago to make more money and opened his own tire regrooving shop. In 1946 Harris cut three sides for Columbia that featured some of the earliest recorded guitar playing by Muddy Waters including Atomic Bomb Blues a song he wrote and arranged. Harris stated in a 1994 Blues Before Sunrise broadcast interview that he thought Atomic Bomb could have been a hit. Throughout his life Harris would run a series of businesses in Chicago area including a hardware store, a lamp store, a grocery store and a cleaners. When invited, Harris would also frequently sit in on various live blues performances in the Windy City. Homer Harris died in Chicago in 2000.

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