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You often see a one-man-band called Washboard Willie spreading fun and frollicks around the Piedmont area of the east coast, but he borrowed his name from an older Blues player who carved a niche for himself in Detroit in the 50s. This Washboard Willie also spread good vibes, thrashing his board alongside some accomplished Blues…

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The washboard was the rhythm instrument of choice for street musicians playing the Blues in the early days, but Washboard Sam took it into the studio and made himself a strong career as a session musician in Chicago. He also had a great voice and a talent for songwriting that saw him record more than…

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