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Junior Wells (1934–1998)

Born in Memphis in 1934, Junior Wells was one of the primary blues harmonica players in Chicago after World War II. Influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson and, especially, Walter Jacobs (aka "Little Walter"), Wells helped to define the sound of the harmonica in the 1950s, first with the Aces, a group fronted by him, and later with Buddy Guy and Muddy ... See full bio »

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 2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard (performer: "Ships on the Ocean") / (writer: "Ships on the Ocean" - as Amos Blakemore)
 2013-2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Jump Ball (2014) ... (performer: "Ships on the Ocean" - uncredited)
- It Has to Be Now (2013) ... (performer: "Look on Yonder Wall" - uncredited)
 2010 House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Baggage (2010) ... (performer: "In the Wee Hours" - uncredited)
 2008-2009 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Free to Be You and Me (2009) ... (writer: "The Blues Won't Let Me Be")
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (2008) ... (writer: "The Blues Won't Let Me Be")
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Not for Attribution (2008) ... (performer: "Messin' with the Kid")
 2006 Idiocracy (performer: "Hoodoo Man" (1965)) / (writer: "Hoodoo Man" (1965))
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2006) ... (performer: "Chitlin Con Carne" - as Jr. Welles)
 2003 Crime Spree (performer: "Snatch It Back and Hold It")
 2002 Deuces Wild (performer: "Lovey Dovey Lovey One")
 2002 Showtime (performer: "Snatch It Back and Hold It" (1965)) / (writer: "Snatch It Back and Hold It" (1965))
 2002 XX/XY (writer: "Mama's Always Onstage")
 1998 Eros ja Psykhe (performer: "Stormy Monday Blues")
 1998 Home Fries (performer: "Why Are People Like That")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (performer: "Cheaper To Keep Her", "Checkin' Up On My Baby")
 1996 2 Days in the Valley (performer: "Going Home") / (writer: "Going Home")
 1996 The Arrival (performer: "Snatch It Back and Hold It") / (writer: "Snatch It Back and Hold It")
 1996 Flipping (performer: "SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT") / (writer: "SNATCH IT BACK AND HOLD IT")
 1994 Cabin Boy (writer: "IN THE WEE HOURS")
 1991 Eric Clapton: 24 Nights (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Hoodoo Man")
 1991 Dutch (performer: "Snatch It Back And Hold It") / (writer: "Snatch It Back And Hold It" - as Amos Wells)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A. (performer: "Good Morning School Girl", "Lawdy! Lawdy!")
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Other Works:

Single: "Leave My Woman Alone" / "I Can't Stand No Signifying" (Blue Rock Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band

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In the early 1950s he was part of a Chicago jazz group called The Aces (aka The Nightcats, The Jukes). See more »

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