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Washboard Slim

b. Robert Little, 5 June 1900, Marshall, Tx, USA, d. 2 June 1990, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. Little was a trumpeter, trombonist, guitarist, drummer, vocalist and comedian on visiting circuses and medication displays, settling in NEW YORK in the 30s. A heart stroke briefly limited his musical range, and he focused in the washboard, which he adorned with frying pans and cowbells. He used Blind Boy Fuller, Pal Moss, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, documenting behind the final three in 1941. He resolved in Philadelphia in the 40s, playing in the roads and sometimes at coffee-houses and celebrations. (NB: Never to become confused with the present day music group Washboard Slim AS WELL AS THE Blue Lamps from Connecticut, USA.)

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