H. C. Speir biography

H. C. Speir

Deceased Person

1895 – 1972

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Who was H. C. Speir?

H. C. Speir was an American "talent broker" and record store owner from Jackson, Mississippi. He was responsible for launching the recording careers of most of the greatest Mississippi blues musicians in the 1920s and 1930s. It has been said that, “Speir was the godfather of Delta Blues" and was "a musical visionary". Without Speir, Mississippi’s greatest natural resource might have gone untapped.”

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Born
Oct 6, 1895
Died
1972
Jackson

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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