Sonny Boy Williamson – Handwritten Letter & Handbill
An impossibly rare Blues collectible–a handwritten letter from Sonny Boy Williamson ll (Aleck Rice Miller.) Williamson was a true giant of the blues, and for us, the greatest harmonica player ever. This letter, dated January 2, 1964 was sent from London to blues singer Victoria Spivey, in New York. Sonny Boy writes "Mrs Victoria Spivey, Hollywood Star. Helo My Sweet Queen. I am OK and doin Fine. I am with Chris Barber and his Jazz Band so I don't know when I can come to New York. But when I do I will call on you. Till all the boys & girls Helo. Yours Truly, Sonny Boy Williamson." (his spelling left intact.) Williamson has also addressed the envelope. We have never seen, nor heard of another Williamson letter. This letter was exhibited as part of the "Sweet Home Chicago, Big City Blues, 1946-1966" Traveling Exhibition at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss.. Also included is an original handbill for Sonny Boy Williamson's 1964 UK Tour with Chris Barber, as mentioned in the letter, and an 8" x 10" photograph of Sonny Boy. A unique opportunity to own a true piece of history. SOLD
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