Big George Brock


Oral History Information

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Job Title
Musician, Harmonicist

Big George Brock knew all about laying his burden down. The blues musician was running his nightclub in 1970 when someone shot up the place to try and hit George. One of the bullets went through the wall and killed George's wife in the next room. George always said you can't sing the blues if you don't know the blues.  Equally important to that and to understand the man George became is the sentiment echoed in the first song he ever played on harmonica, which is included in this clip from his NAMM interview, "glory glory hallelujah since I laid my burdens down."