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HENRY GRAY!<br>Legendary Howlin' Wolf Side Man and<br>Louisiana Swamp Blues Pianist,<br>Signed 8.5x11" Glossy Photo

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This unique 8.5x11" glossy photo shows Henry Gray in live performance (most likely at the New Orleans Jazz Festival). Mr. Gray has signed in black sharpie.

Though born in Kenner, Louisiana, Henry Gray made a name for himself as a Chicago blues piano star in the 1950s. Mr. Gray moved to Chicago in 1946 after serving his counrty in the Phillipines in WW2. In Chicago he procured steady work with Little Hudson's Red Devil Trio and did session work with soon to be blues giants such as Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Rogers, and Billy Boy Arnold. In 1956 he got a job playing for the legendary Howlin' Wolf - a gig that would last twelve years.

In the late 60s he returned to Louisiana where his acquired Chicago blues and boogie style transformed into the definition of what is known as "swamp boogie".

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