Born 29 April 1933, Clarksdale, Mississippi
Blues singer and saxophonist Raymond Hill had the perfect upbringing. His father Henry ran a Mississippi juke joint and he encouraged his son to soak up the sounds of the club's acts. These acts included the very best bluesmen in the business, legendary figures like Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Nighthawk. Apparently it was the house band's sax player, Winchester Davis, that caught his ear the most, and he persuaded his parents to buy him his own sax.