Emery “Detroit Junior” Williams


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Emery Williams Jr. was born on October 26, 1931 and was given the name Detroit Junior when he began his solo career in the 1960s. He moved to Chicago in the early ’50s, and became involved with Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Reed, and Eddie Taylor. He recorded Too Poor for Chess Records in 1960. In 1969 Williams began a long stint as Howlin’ Wolf’s piano player, a spot he held until Wolf’s death in 1976. Williams himself died on August 9, 2005.

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