“As a boy I was listening to Sonny Williamson records and I would close my eyes and visualize myself playing the harp.”
– Junior Wells
One of the best-loved harp players in Chicago blues was Junior Wells. He took inspiration from the top living harmonica players and brought a passion and fire that was all his own.
Born and raised in West Memphis Arkansas, Wells learned from local blues hero Junior Parker. He was a skillful harmonica player by the time he was seven.