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Saunders King

Pioneering R&B guitarist Saunders Ruler had his initial strike in 1942 with “S.K. Blues.” Ruler was a preacher’s kid who sang gospel in his father’s cathedral in Oakland. He discovered piano, banjo and ukulele. In 1938 he started playing electric guitar and finished up singing using the Southern Tranquility Four …

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