Three original photographs of Charlie Sayles, circa 1990s

Charlie Sayles (subject)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1990s. Three vintage photographs of blues harmonica player Charlie Sayles, circa 1990s. Two photographs show Sayles on stage, the third shows him posing backstage with his unidentified backing band.

After learning to play harmonica in Vietnam, Sayles decades as a traveling musician, more often than not performing on the streets to earn food, where he developed his unique playing style. Despite cutting a well received record in 1976, making numerous appearances on The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, and cutting three more records in the 1990s, from when these photographs date, Sayles remains an underground figure even within the blues community.

8.5 x 7 inches, one photograph with a wide margin to 9.5 x 7 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #143317]