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tarboro Blues

by George Higgs

Acoustic Piedmont blues by George Higgs, a North Carolinian, who was inspired to take up the harmonica as a child after hearing Deford Bailey on the radio and seeing Peg Leg Sam at medicine shows and then learned to play guitar as a teenager.
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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1. Reuben
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2. I Won't be Back No More
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3. Throw this Dog a Bone
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4. My Hook's in the Water
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5. Going to the River
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6. Shotgun Blues
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7. Geraldine
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8. Jealous Man Blues
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9. Greasy Greens
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10. Black & Tan
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11. Cry Holy Unto the Lord
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12. Two Sides to Every Story
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13. 'Fore Day Creep
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14. I'm Worried About That
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George Higgs

George Higgs was born in 1930 in a farming community in Edgecombe County near Speed, North Carolina ("a slow town with a fast name" as he is fond of saying.) He learned to play the harmonica as a child from his father, Jesse Higgs, who enjoyed playing favorite spirituals and folk tunes at home during his spare time. George got to catch the medicine showman and harmonica player Peg Leg Sam playing locally in Rocky Mount during the tobacco market season and he made a lasting impression on the young harp player. He was later attracted to the guitar as a teenager and reluctantly sold a favorite squirrel dog to a neighbor to raise funds to purchase his first. As a result of their close proximity the dog spent more time at George's home than at his new owner's, so he got to have the guitar and keep the company of his dog.



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Lisa Lofchie

George Higgs, tarboro Blues
I loved this CD. I play blues harmonica and have been listeniong to mostly Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues. A friend just recently turned me onto Piedmont Blues since I now live in NC. I loved the guitar, singing, harp playing and feel of Gweorge Higg's style. I'm can't wait until his next CD comes out! Lisa