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Katie Webster

A piano-pounding institution within the Southern Louisiana swamp blues picture during the past due ’50s and early ’60s, Katie Webster later on grabbed a long-deserved talk about of national reputation with some well-received Alligator albums. Poor Kathryn Thorne got to cope with deeply spiritual parents who do everything within their …

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Raful Neal

When he wasn’t busy siring progeny (the Neal home produced ten children, many of them apparently now using the blues), Raful Neal was staking his state among the top harpists over the Baton Rouge blues front. However, until lately, his discography didn’t reveal that position — but albums for Alligator …

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Coy “Hot Shot” Love

Coy “Hot Shot” Like was a renaissance guy, of a sort, in blues: sign-painter, road denizen, along with a magician using a harmonica, who liked to adorn his natural leather coat and his bike, as well as other personal products with text messages regarding his lifestyle. He resided on Gayoso …

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Little Victor

The career of singer/songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player Small Victor (born Victor Macoggi) started on the tender age of 14 and included a blues apprenticeship with a club residency with Uncle Ben Perry on Memphis’ renowned Beale Road. After documenting demos with Alex Chilton and with Howlin’ Wolf’s guitarist, Hubert …

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Lightnin’ Slim

The acknowledged kingpin from the Louisiana school of blues, Lightnin’ Slim built his style on his grainy but expressive vocals and rudimentary guitar work, with usually only a harmonica along with a drummer in support. It had been down-home nation blues edged two guidelines further in to the mainstream, initial …

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Watermelon Slim

Watermelon Slim (his true name is Costs Homans) was created in Boston but raised in NEW YORK, where, he says, he was initially subjected to the blues in age five. He sang in choirs and glee night clubs as a kid, but he started seriously embracing music following a tour …

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Lazy Lester

Unlike his multi-colored sobriquet, (given by prolific southern Louisiana manufacturer J.D. Miller), harpist Sluggish Lester swears he hardly ever was everything that lethargic. But he rarely was in a lot of a rush either, even though relentless speed of his Excello Information swamp blues classics “I’m a Fan Not really …

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Jimmy Reed

There’s hardly any sound within the blues as conveniently digestible, accessible, immediately recognizable, so when an easy task to play and sing because the music of Jimmy Reed. His best-known music — “Baby, WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE Me to accomplish,” “Shiny Lights, Big Town,” “Honest I REALLY DO,” “You don’t …

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Kenny Neal

Among the strongest contemporary proponents of Baton Rouge swamp blues, Kenny Neal is really a second-generation southern Louisiana bluesman who’s cognizant from the region’s venerable blues custom and imaginative a sufficient amount of to steer it all in fresh directions. Neal was created on Oct 14, 1957 in New Orleans. …

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Slim Harpo

Within the large stable of blues talent that Crowley, LA, producer Jay Miller documented for the Nashville-based Excello label, no-one enjoyed even more mainstream success than Slim Harpo. Only a tone behind Lightnin’ Slim in regional popularity, Harpo performed both electric guitar and neck-rack harmonica in a far more down-home …

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