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Joshua Altheimer

Joshua Altheimer was a blues pianist who achieved a significant following in Chicago, a minimum of among his fellow music artists, through the second fifty percent of the 1930s. He hailed, as far as is well known, from Altheimer, a little city situated in the Timberlands Area of Arkansas, in Jefferson State. Blessed there in 1910, he proved helpful in Arkansas for the very first couple of years of his executing career by the end from the 1920s and early ’30s. Altheimer afterwards transferred to Chicago where, in 1937, he became the standard pianist for his old modern (and fellow Arkansan) Big Costs Broonzy, who may have got known him back — Altheimer became the primary from the music group with which Broonzy would make a few of his most effective recordings from the decade. A solid player, with the right hand with the capacity of coaxing wealthy, diverse understands of his device, he was popular by many up-and-coming celebrities in Chicago, including Sonny Boy Williamson (I), Washboard Sam, and Jazz Gillum, and in 1939 was playing within the program where Lonnie Johnson used an electric acoustic guitar for the very first time. Broonzy utilized him to the finish, which arrived for Altheimer in 1940 at age 30 — he was been successful in Broonzy’s music group by Memphis Slim.

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