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Guitar Nubbit

b. Alvin Hankerson, 1923, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Nicknamed ‘Nubbit’ following loss of the end of his correct thumb at age three within a hurricane, Hankerson was raised in Georgia, relocating to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1945. Taking on electric guitar in 1948, he was struggling to show himself and empty the device after a calendar year, just resuming in 1954 when he had taken some lessons. In the first 60s, he documented for the neighborhood Bluestown label and, being truly a young, primary blues singer, triggered some enthusiasm among the attentive white viewers. His isolation in the mainstream of blues resulted in some extraordinary lyrics (‘I whistled to my shotgun, and it crawled down from the wall structure’), but noticed at duration, his music does not have variety. After a short exposure on the neighborhood folk picture, Nubbit came back to obscurity. Nevertheless, in 1990 he released a 12-inches solo, ‘Reliving The Star’.

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