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Arthur Lee ‘Guitar’ Kelly

b. 14 November 1924, Clinton, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 Sept 2001. Like many blues performers, Kelly learned to try out religious songs 1st, but his primary interest is at the blues. In the 40s, he was living near Baton Rouge and starting to develop his personal guitar style, consuming local designer Lightning Slim, aswell as copying information by artists such as for example Muddy Waters and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Although energetic on the blues picture through the growth in Baton Rouge blues in the 50s, he under no circumstances made any information during this time period. In the 60s, he shaped a little group along with Silas Hogan and finally in 1970, he made an appearance on several albums of Louisiana blues performers, and a solitary on Excello. He continuing his collaboration with Hogan for quite some time, and became a member of that designer in his residency at Tabby Thomas’ Blues Package golf club, but he also toured broadly, including appointments to Europe.

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