Arthur Lee Williams


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Musician, Harmonicist

Arthur Lee Williams was only five years old when his uncle brought over a harmonica for him as a gift. Arthur took to the harmonica right away and made his career playing it and singing the blues. While recording with Sonny Boy Williamson, Arthur learned to create new sounds as Sonny Boy did and to express himself by writing his own songs. Over the years Arthur performed and recorded with many of the top blues musicians including Elmore James and Boo Boo Davis. Arthur also appeared in print ads for Hohner Harmonicas and other musical products over the years.