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 J. D. Short

J. D. Short

Birth
Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi, USA
Death 21 Oct 1962 (aged 59)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 70, Grave 16280
Memorial ID 22802 · View Source
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Born in Mississippi, Short learned to play the guitar & the piano from Willis Johnson & his son Harris. After moving to St. Louis in 1923, Short was discovered by Jesse Stone & recorded coutry blues for Paramount & Vocalion, but spent most of the 1930s playing clarinet in a St. Louis jazz group. Short was crippled by a wartime injury but continued performing, often as a guitar/harmonica/bass drum one-man band. He sometimes performed with his cousin Big Joe Williams & died a few months after making his final recording with him.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for J. D. Short (26 Dec 1902–21 Oct 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22802, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .