As you listen to the opening of Henry Townsend’s, Jack O’ Diamonds, you get a sense for the kind of swagger that is characteristic of his music. Townsend was one of the most successful American jazz musicians and one of the few to manage an active recording career that spanned over 80 years. By the time he hit his roaring 20s he was wailing and roaring on stage as he began touring and recording with Walter Davis. Henry Townsend’s musical journey finally came full circle in 1995 when he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame, and then again in 2008, when he was awarded a Grammy for the Best Traditional Blues album.
Henry Townsend – “Jack O Diamonds/Georgia Rub“ (play/download mp3)