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Jimmy Johnson

Chicago guitarist Jimmy Johnson didn’t discharge his first whole domestic album until he was 50 yrs . old. He’s determinedly composed for lost period ever since, building himself among the Windy City’s leading blues artists using a twisting, unstable guitar style along with a soaring, soul-dripping vocal delivery that stick …

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Robert Nighthawk

Of all pivotal numbers in blues history, one among the main was Robert Nighthawk. He bridged the space between Delta and Chicago blues easily, taking his slip cues from Tampa Crimson and stamping them with a Mississippi advantage learned first hands from his cousin, Houston Stackhouse. Though he documented from …

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Howlin’ Wolf

In the annals from the blues, there’s never been anyone that can compare with the Howlin’ Wolf. Six feet three and near 300 pounds in his salad times, the Wolf was the primal drive from the music spun out to its supreme summary. A Robert Johnson might have possessed even …

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Lester Davenport

Until 1992, Lester Davenport’s main promises to blues popularity were the 1955 Bo Diddley Chess program he played harp on (it produced “Very Thing” and “TAKE IT to Jerome”) and an extended, much more latest stint keeping down the harmonica slot machine using the multi-generational Gary, IN, music group, the …

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Little Willie Anderson

Some people called Chicago harpist Little Willie Anderson “Little Walter Jr.,” therefore faithfully do Anderson’s style stick to that of the renowned harp wizard. But Anderson had been quite acquainted with the rudiments from the harmonica before he ever strike the Windy Town, having noticed Sonny Guy Williamson, Robert Nighthawk, …

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Little Smokey Smothers

Not to end up being confused along with his past due older sibling Big Smokey, Albert “Small Smokey” Smothers started to transcend his journeyman position in 1993 having a superlative Dick Shurman-produced recording for the Dutch Dark Magic label, Bossman: The Chicago Blues of Small Smokey Smothers. The arranged gladly …

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Little Arthur Duncan

Chicago blues singer/harpist Small Arthur Duncan was created in Indianola, MS in 1934 and elevated on a single Woodburn Plantation as B.B. Ruler. He relocated towards the Windy City’s Western Side through the 1950s, frequently playing together with acoustic guitar great Earl Hooker; regardless of the exclusive harmonica sound made …

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Johnny Young

Even though mandolin isn’t a musical instrument commonly connected with Chicago blues, it’s been utilized by Chicago-based string bands or on Chicago-made recordings by artists such as for example Carl Martin, Charles and Joe McCoy, and Yank Rachell. Nevertheless, the only musician to utilize it successfully within the afterwards electric …

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Wayne Baker Brooks

The son of blues great Lonnie Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks might have been born into Chicago blues royalty, but it doesn’t mean he hasn’t paid his dues on the way. He became a member of his father’s music group being a roadie in 1988, and began playing guitar within the …

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Johnny B. Moore

Very few youthful Chicago bluesmen bring the depth and understanding of tradition to the table that Johnny B. Moore will. His sound is really a somewhat contemporized edition of what’s been heading down on the Western side for many years, emblazoned with Moore’s dazzling rhythmic lead acoustic guitar lines and …

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