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Too Tight Henry, 1899-1971


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  • Variants

    • Castle, Henry Lee, 1899-1971
    • Too Tight, 1899-1971
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1899
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1971-08-16
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Georgia
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Gender

        Males
    • Field of Activity

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  • Sources

    • found: LCCN 96-703786: Country blues collector items (1928-1933), c1989
    • found: Blacks, whites and blues [SR] 1970:container (Too Tight Henry, guitar & speaker; Henry L. Castle)
    • found: Blues online WWW site, March 30, 2017:Country blues; Directory of artists ("Too Tight Henry"; Henry Lee Castle; "Too Tight"; born 1899, Georgia; died 1971, Chicago; toured extensively during the 1920s as part of a trio comprised of Blind Blake (Arthur Phelps) and Blind Lemon Jefferson; considered at the time a master of the 6- and 12-string guitar; in the early 1940s he became a popular and regular performer on a Memphis-based radio show; his only known recordings were made in October 1928 by the Columbia label field recordings unit and a few years later (1930?) in Chicago; not to be confused with Henry Townsend who also used the pseudonym "Too Tight Henry")
    • found: Wikipedia, March 30, 2017(Too Tight Henry; born Henry Lee Castle, 1899, Georgia; died August 16, 1971, Chicago, Illinois; American blues musician, who recorded four songs for Columbia Records and Brunswick Records in 1928 and 1930; before moving to and residing in Memphis, Tennessee, he travelled and played music with blues musicians Blind Blake and Blind Lemon Jefferson)
    • found: Encyclopedia of the blues, 2006(Too Tight Henry; born Henry L. Castle, ca. 1899, place unknown; died August 16, 1971, Chicago, IL; an itinerant twelve-string guitarist)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Machine-derived authority record.]
    • [Do not confuse with blues guitarist and pianist Henry Townsend (n 85269852), who also went by the nickname "Too Tight Henry".]
  • Change Notes

    • 1998-02-02: new
    • 2017-03-31: revised
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