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 Johnny “Daddy Stove Pipe” Watson

Johnny “Daddy Stove Pipe” Watson

Birth
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Death 1 Nov 1963 (aged 96)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec. L5, Row 4, Gr. 87
Memorial ID 10662 · View Source
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Musician. A true pioneer of the blues, he was a veteran of the turn of the 19th century Southern medicine shows who played guitar and harmonica. He gained his nickname from the stovepipe top hat he wore and became one of the first blues harp players to appear on record in 1924. His many 78 RPM recordings included "Sundown Blues", "Stove Pipe Blues", "Greenville Strut", "Black Snake Blues" and "Strewin' It Out". In the 1930s, he recorded with his wife, Mississippi Sarah and spent his last years as a regular performer on Chicago's famous Maxwell Street.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10662
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny “Daddy Stove Pipe” Watson (12 Apr 1867–1 Nov 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10662, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .