Forest City Joe | Blues Harp | tc106
Joe Bennie Pugh (Forest City Joe) was born on July 10, 1926 in Arkansas and died on April 3rd, 1960 in a car crash. He left Arkansas for Chicago in 1948 where Sonny Boy Williamson discovered him, and placed him with Muddy Waters’ band. Not long after, Sonny Boy Williamson died. Joe sounded similar to Sonny Boy Williamson, and Chess recorded his tribute to his mentor in 1949.