King of the Slide Guitar who was also a singer and songwriter, recording songs like "Shake Your Moneymaker."
His first instrument was a diddley bow, which he got when he was twelve.
He was a contemporary of Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King.
He married Minnie Mae in 1942, then Georgianna Crump in 1947, and then Janice in 1954.
He and Muddy Waters were both esteemed blues musicians.