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Walter Davis

While under no circumstances a modern superstar or latter-day tale on the par with a lot of his peers, vocalist/pianist Walter Davis was being among the most prolific blues performers to emerge through the pre-war St. Louis picture, slicing over 150 edges between 1930 and 1952. Created March 1, 1912 …

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his group exploded within the picture in the mid-’90s and garnered large sums of radio airplay on business radio, which historically is not a solid house for blues and blues-rock music, apart from Stevie Ray Vaughan in the mid-’80s. Shepherd was created June 12, 1977, in …

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Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones, “The Tx Nightingale,” was created Fae Barnes in Tx around 1900. She 1st arrived in NY in 1922 and became a member of the dark vaudeville circuit around the TOBA. By 1926 she is at Clarence Muse’s organization and was performing in the Hall Johnson choir. Maggie Jones …

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Wade Walton

b. 10 Oct 1923, Lombardy, Mississippi, USA, d. 10 January 2000, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Walton was most widely known being a musical barber, engaging people to his store in Clarksdale, Mississippi, but he were only available in music in his youngsters, and toured with minstrel displays in his teenagers. …

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Jeff Chaz

Jeff Chaz can be an electrifying blues guitarist located in New Orleans. Ironically, at onetime the guitar tired him and he considered other instruments just like the trombone. Before he found that his accurate talent lay down in the blues, he also made an effort to play nation music and …

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John Henry Barbee

A solid storyteller and good guitarist, John Henry Barbee discovered music playing in a variety of homes throughout Henning, Tennessee being a youth. He proved helpful for a short while with John Lee Williamson (Sonny Boy Williamson I) in 1934, after that began using Sunnyland Slender. They made performances over …

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Alfred Harris

b. perhaps Mississippi, USA. An obscure harmonica participant and vocalist, Alfred Harris (aka Blues Ruler Harris or Johnny Harris) documented on three different events in the 50s, every time under a different name. The initial, in 1950 or 1951, was throughout a field trip with the Bihari Brothers, in Mississippi, …

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David Rea

David Rea has produced his most significant marks being a program participant and songwriter. Shifting to Toronto, at age 17, Rea performed and documented with such Canadian performers as Gordon Lightfoot, Jesse Winchester, and Ian & Sylvia, who protected his music, “Pilgrimage to Heaven” and “The Minstrel.” Furthermore, Rea added …

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John Byrd

John Byrd was created in Mississippi in the 1890’s, or perhaps earlier. After an early on career spent mainly in Mississippi, Byrd relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and produced a lot of his living playing 12-string acoustic guitar in a music group led by Walter Taylor …

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Virginia Liston

Virginia Liston was among the blues performers whose profession was spent primarily in Dark vaudeville. She actually is said to possess gotten her begin in display business around 1912 in Washington D.C. In 1920 she wedded entertainer Sam Grey and toured with him within a husband-and-wife group known as Liston …

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