From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Adams, John Tyler "J.T."

(born: 1911) 

J. T. Adams was born in Morganfield, KY. His father taught him to play guitar when he was 11 years old. Adams later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he played at parties and local clubs. He recorded with Mr. Shirley Griffith on the Bluesville label in 1951. Some of his songs were "A" Jump, Bright Street Jump, Indiana Avenue Blues, and Naptown Boogie. For more see Blues Who's Who, by S. Harris.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: A Jump (song)
NKAA Source: Bright street jump (song)
NKAA Source: Indiana Avenue blues (song)
NKAA Source: Naptown Boogie (song)
NKAA Source: Blues who's who: a biographical dictionary of blues singers

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“Adams, John Tyler "J.T.",” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 25, 2023,

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