John Wrencher was born in Mississippi in 1924, one of seven children. Raised on a plantation, he had heard 'Sidney' a local musician, play the harmonica and was inspired to do the same in his early teens, around the same time as was introduced to juke joints, by his father, who loved to gamble in such places on Saturday nights.
Some of his early influences were Sonny Boy Williamson (Miller) , Robert Jnr Lockwood , Robert Nighthawk , Dudlow Taylor , Peck Curtis, and the KFFA bunch. All of these performed at a local juke joint called Henry Hill's Roadhouse.
He also saw Jimmy Rogers at Minter City , plus Lee & Willie Kizart at Tutwiler. His own musical experience, though was at the time limited to occasional jamming sessions with 'name' entertainers. At the age of 23, he headed north to Chicago, stopping en route in Missouri , Indiana , and Illinois, and earning a living as an itinerant musician in all those places.
He finally settled in Detroit , nine years later, staying for 5 years. From 1962 to the 70s, he lived in Chicago, gaining ever-greater recognition, in spite of losing an arm in a car crash, while travelling to see his father back in Mississippi.
Side One :-
1) Honeydripper 2) Third Degree 3) Now Darling 4) Where Did You Stay Last Night ? 5) Trouble Makin' Woman
Side Two :-
1) Lonesome In My Cabin 2) How Many More Years ? 3) Come On Over 4) Telephone Blues 5) Runnin' Wild
Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) EX-/VG+.