Bukka White

Booker White's 1933 National Duolian | Vintage Guitar® magazineBooker T. Washington “Bukka” White (born on November 12, between 1900 and 1909; died February 26, 1977) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer. Booker T. Washington White was born on a farm south of Houston, in northeastern Mississippi. He was born on November 12; various years between 1900 and 1909 are recorded – census data suggests 1904. Bukka is a phonetic spelling of White’s first name; he was named after the African-American educator and civil rights activist Booker T. Washington. White was a first cousin of B.B. King’s mother (White’s mother and King’s maternal grandmother were sisters). His father John White was a railroad worker,] and also a musician who performed locally, primarily playing the fiddle, but also mandolin, guitar and piano. He gave Booker a guitar for his ninth birthday. See for more.

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