Abraham John Bond Jr., known as Son Bonds (March 16, 1909 – August 31, 1947), was an American country blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a working associate of Sleepy John Estes and Hammie Nixon. He was similar to Estes in his guitar-playing style. According to the music journalist Jim O'Neal, "the music to one of Bonds's songs, 'Back and Side Blues' (1934), became a standard blues melody when Sonny Boy Williamson I, from nearby Jackson, Tennessee, used it in his classic "Good Morning, School Girl". The best-known of Bonds's other works are "A Hard Pill to Swallow" and "Come Back Home."
Birth and Death Data: Born March 16th, 1909 (Brownsville), Died August 31st, 1947 (Dyersburg)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||C 9444||10-in.||9/11/1934||Trouble trouble blues||Hammie and Son||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||C 9445||10-in.||9/11/1934||Tennessee worried blues||Hammie and Son||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bonds, Son," accessed April 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209677.
Bonds, Son. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209677.
"Bonds, Son." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 April 2021.
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