Lester Melrose with some of his blues artists pictured around 1940. From left: Ernest ‘Little Son Joe’ Lawlars, Big Bill Broonzy, Lester Melrose, Roosevelt Sykes, St. Louis Jimmy Oden. Front: Washboard Sam.
"Sugar Mama" John Lee “Sonny Boy Williamson” was one of the Godfathers of the Blues. His unique style of Blues harp still stands out. In the 30′s, Sonny Boy was a driving force in electrifying the Blues. Muddy once said that; “the Blues had a baby, and they called it Rock-and-Roll” – Sonny Boy was the daddy.