One of the best Chicago Blues harmonica players who played with greats like Willie Dixon and who released acclaimed solo albums.
He grew up listening to Louis Jordan, wanting to learn saxophone, but all his grandfather could afford to give him was a harmonica.
He started playing in Chicago; however, he had to play bass first because harmonica was not high in demand.
He grew up Macon, Mississippi.
He played with Muddy Waters in the early 1970s, including on his well-known track, "My Love Strikes Like Lightning."