Sonny Boy Williamson Corn Meal Unused Bag UNIQUE

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  • Sold Date: Feb 27, 2011
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Sonny Boy Williamson Corn Meal Unused Bag UNIQUE "King Biscuit Time" photo is for illustrative purposes and not included in this auction. D own in Helena, Arkansas in 1941, Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Junior Lockwood had a 15 minute show on KFFA radio daily at noon. They were so popular, their sponsor, King Biscuit Flour, created a Sonny Boy brand corn meal mix which the band promoted on their radio show and on rural tours of Arkansas. This is a never-used empty bag of the cornmeal. The cornmeal continued to be produced and sold at least into the '90s, when this bag was likely printed. We managed to procure a couple of these, purchased at Cat Head Delta Blues in Clarksdale some years ago and we're told there aren't any more.
It's in superb condition, unfaded and really like new. And it comes with three recipes, "Sonny Boy Cornsticks," "Sonny Boy Waffles" and "Sonny Boy Hush Puppies."
According to the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, in 1941 Sonny Boy and Lockwood approached the new station's owner Sam Anderson and asked if they could play on the air. Anderson explained that they would need a sponsor, and sent them to Max Moore of the Interstate Grocery Company, who was looking for a program to advertise the company's exclusive brand, King Biscuit Flour. They struck a deal and the duo went on every day at noon.
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