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Johnnie “Geechie” Temple

Johnnie Temple is among the great unsung heroes from the blues. A modern of Skip Wayne, Son House, along with other Delta legends, Temple was among the very first to build up the now-standard bottom-string boogie bass physique, generally acknowledged to Robert Johnson. Given birth to and elevated in Mississippi, …

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Johnny Temple

b. 18 Oct 1906, Canton, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 November 1968, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Temple discovered electric guitar from his stepfather Slim Duckett, a well-known performer in the Jackson region who later documented for OKeh Information in 1930. Temple may possibly also play the mandolin and frequently worked at home …

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