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Odessa Harris

Blues vocalist and Arkansas local Odessa Harris initial began singing seeing that an associate of her Baptist cathedral choir in the 1940s. This resulted in various careers, including executing at betting “crap homes,” traveling using a carnival, and a efficiency with Adam “Peck” Curtis in the KFFA 1360 AM radio …

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Johnny Jones

Guitarist and vocalist/songwriter Johnny Jones writes and sings approximately thoroughly modern designs within a tradition-based blues design. The Nashville-based Jones is normally one of a small number of experienced, virtuoso bluesmen who are regional heroes over the Nashville blues picture, which is amazingly healthy provided Nashville’s legacy being a house …

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Bill Johnson

Pianist Expenses Johnson shouldn’t be confused using the guitarist Willie Johnson, though any such thing will be sure to occur if somebody shouted away “Johnson!” at a gathering of the initial Memphis edition of Howlin’ Wolf’s 1st combo. Perhaps this is the electrical blues version from the notorious Johnson clan …

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Last Chance Jug Band

Going by musicologist David Evans, THE FINAL Chance Jug Strap is usually a modern-day incarnation from the jug rings that been around in the Memphis area through the ’20s and ’30s, namely The Memphis Jug Strap led by Will Color and Cannon’s Jug Stompers going up by Gus Cannon. The …

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Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips had not been one among the main producers in rock and roll history. There’s an excellent argument to be produced that he was also perhaps one of the most essential statistics in 20th hundred years American lifestyle. As owner of Sunlight Records and regular manufacturer of discs at …

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Walter Vinson

One half from the renowned Mississippi Sheiks, singer/guitarist Walter Vinson was also being among the most noteworthy blues accompanists of his era. Blessed Feb 2, 1901 in Bolton, Mississippi, Vinson (also known variously as Vincson and Vincent) started performing as a kid, and during his teenager years was a fixture …

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Doctor Ross

Isaiah “Doc” Ross was a throwback to a bygone period; a genuine one-man music group, he performed harmonica, classical guitar, bass drum, and hi-hat concurrently, making a mighty racquet harking back again to the itinerant country-blues players wandering the Delta area during the previously many years of the 20th hundred …

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The Fieldstones

Mostly of the remnants from the homegrown Memphis blues picture since it is virtual cessation by the end from the 1950s, the Fieldstones made some tough and ready electric powered blues with spirit and rock affects from your mid-1970s through the first 1990s. Their audio was seen as a a …

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Bluff City Backsliders

Comprised of many Memphis blues veterans that were leaning towards early American music, the Bluff Town Backsliders shaped in 1999. Learning many traditional jazz, jug music group, nation, and bluegrass music right from the start from the 20th Hundred years, the band ultimately started playing reside in 2001. Gaining a …

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Dr. David Evans

David Evans is really a noted blues scholar and musician that has been instrumental in documenting a number of the remaining vestiges of traditional blues in Memphis and the encompassing region. Writer of Big Street Blues, Evans mind the doctorate system in Ethnomusicology in the University or college of Memphis. …

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