Snooky Pryor

James Edward Pryor

Also known as James E. Pryor, James Edward Pryor, James Pryor, Pryor, Snooky, Snooky Prior

Discography of Snooky Pryor:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Do It If You Want To 11 Audio 1973 Bluesway
2 Snooky 12 Audio 1987 Blind Pig Records
3 Shake Your Boogie 10 Audio 1982 Big Bear Records
4 And The Country Blues 10 Audio 1997 Sequel Records
5 Snooky Pryor 14 Audio 1970 Flyright Records
6 Shout / Can't Love Me & Homesick Too 2 Audio
7 Snooky Pryor 14 Audio 1978 Magpie Records (2)
8 Mind Your Own Business 12 Audio 2009
9 Back To The Country 15 Audio 1991 Blind Pig Records
10 Chicago Anthology 14 Audio 1971 Sunnyland Records
11 And The Country Blues 10 Audio 1973 Today Records
12 Shake Your Boogie 10 Audio 1979 Big Bear Records
13 In This Mess Up To My Chest 12 Audio 1994 Antone's Records
14 Superharps II 13 Audio 2001 Telarc


American blues harmonica player.

Born : September 15, 1921 in Lambert, Mississippi.

Died : October 18, 2006 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Pryor's blues developed during a stint with the army, when stationed near Chicago, jamming with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson and Homesick James and played on the Maxwell Street scene. 1945 saw his musical career begin in earnest and In 1948, he made his recording debut with "Telephone Blues" now considered one of the earliest postwar Chicago blues classics.

He recorded intermittently throughout the '50s and was also highly in demand as a session musician, playing on sides with Sunnyland Slim, Floyd Jones, Homesick James, and others of the "Maxwell Street School".

Snooky withdrew from the music scene for much of the '60s and '70s but since the 80s has been playing and performing regularly


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