Bud Spires grew up near Bentonia, Mississippi, and played blues harp with Jack Owens. In the book The Land Where the Blues Began, Alan Lomax describes Spires: "Bud was a one-man, red-hot singing orchestra, accompanying himself o the harmonica, putting rough, bluesy chords after some lines and squealed comments to underscore the sexiest images. Sometimes his instrument almost disappeared in his mouth as he both blew and sucked notes out of its metal reeds." (1993: p.388).
Full Name: Bud Spires
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