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Gus Cannon

An extraordinary musician (he could play five-string banjo and jug simultaneously), Gus Cannon bridged the difference between early blues as well as the minstrel and folk designs that preceded it. His music group from the ’20s and ’30s, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, represents the apogee from the jug music group style. …

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McCoy Brothers

Charlie McCoy (b. May 26 1909) and his your government Joe McCoy (b. May 11 1905) had been blessed four years aside in Jackson, MS and passed away within a couple of months of each various other in Chicago in 1950. Both men documented separately and jointly within a amazingly …

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Daddy Stovepipe

The given name of Daddy Stovepipe was Johnny Watson; among additional aliases he worked well under during his extended life had been “Jimmy Watson” as well as the “Rev. Alfred Pitts.” Given birth to in Mobile phone, Alabama in 1867, Daddy Stovepipe may have already been the earliest-born blues performer …

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Thomas Morris

A primitive but frequently effective cornet soloist, Thomas Morris (the uncle of pianist Marlowe Morris) produced a number of records through the 1923-27 period although his design was considered quite dated following the rise of Louis Armstrong. Morris was located in New York right from the start from the 1920s. …

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Lucille Bogan

Bessie Jackson was a pseudonym of Lucille Bogan, a vintage female blues musician in the ’20s and ’30s. Her outspoken lyrics cope with sexuality in a fashion that manages to improve eyebrows also within a genre that’s about as awful as documented music ever got before the introduction of artists …

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Robert Johnson

If the blues includes a truly mythic body, one whose tale hangs within the music just how a Charlie Parker does over jazz or a Hank Williams does over country, it’s Robert Johnson, certainly one of the most celebrated body in the annals from the blues. Obviously, his tale is …

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Josie Miles

Like Mamie Smith, Lena Wilson, Viola McCoy, Etta Mooney, Helen Baxter, Edna Hicks, Esther Bigeou, Lucille Hegamin as well as the young Ethel Waters, Josie Mls was a vaudeville blues entertainer whose information are intriguing relics of the bygone era. Through the early 1920s, using the documenting sector in its …

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Robert Cooksey

THE TOWN of Brotherly Like claims this early blues artist as you of its, yet birth records for Robert Cooksey certainly are a trifle sketchy. Not his harmonica design, which was just about his very own and a significant contrast to the united states blues norm. Foregoing the wail of …

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Frank “Springback” James

Chicago blues pianist Frank “Springback” Wayne made information with four different companies through the 1930s, playing and singing in a method that revealed a solid Leroy Carr influence and positioned him in group with bluesmen Jimmie Gordon, Walter Davis, Jesse Coleman, Curtis Jones, Walter Roland, Ollie Shepard, Small Sibling Montgomery, …

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Barbecue Bob

Barbecue Bob was the name distributed by Columbia Information skill scout Dan Hornsby to Atlanta blues vocalist Robert Hicks. Hicks is normally widely credited being the vocalist who a lot more than any helped to popularize Atlanta blues in its formative period. Blessed to a family group of sharecroppers in …

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