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    Sonny Boy Williamson 1956 Fayetteville, TN Concert Poster. An original cardboard window card purporting to advertise blues harmonica great Sonny Boy Williamson, but the photo does not show the real Sonny Boy and it's generally conceded that this was an imposter stealing his name and song titles. This was not completely uncommon at the time, but it didn't often get to the concert-poster stage like this one did. However, there are at least two other known '56 concert posters with this impersonator.

    The show in question took place at Jean & Bobby's Night Club in Fayetteville, TN on Sunday, November 11, 1956. Other acts advertised were Imperial Records' Bobby Mitchell, Sugar and Sweet, and Excello Records' Guitar Chili Pot Red and His Hot Potatoes. A picture of the latter shows this guitarist playing his axe behind his back - suit and tie and all.

    This yellow & black concert poster was made by the Hatch Show Print company out of Nashville, TN. Poster was once quarter-folded down to fit into Hatch Show Print's filing cabinets. Measures 14" x 22" and grades to Very Good condition with horizontal and vertical creasing/fold marks from being quarter-folded, which break the black & yellow ink in a few places. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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