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Harmonica Slim

Over the annals from the blues, there has been at least three differing people plying their wares as Harmonica Slim, with one of these being greater referred to as Slim Harpo. But this Harmonica Slim was created Travis L. Blaylock down in Tx. He found the device around age 12 …

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Camille Howard

Piano-tinkling chanteuses were quite the trend through the war years. But Camille Howard’s two-fisted thundering boogie design, very much like her LA modern, Hadda Brooks, was unquestionably the same as any 88s ace, female or male. Howard was area of the great migration from Tx to the Western Coastline. She …

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L.C. “Good Rockin'” Robinson

b. Louis Charles Robinson, 15 Might 1915, Brenham, Tx, USA, d. 26 Sept 1976. “Great Rockin'” Robinson started playing acoustic guitar at age nine, and was reputedly trained to try out bottleneck design by Blind Willie Johnson. Traditional western golf swing musician Leon McAuliffe launched him towards the metal acoustic …

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Jim Wynn

Saxophonist and bandleader Jim Wynn was created June 21, 1912, in Un Paso, TX, but was raised in LA, where his initial device was the clarinet. Switching to tenor saxophone, he started his professional profession with Charlie Echols and was a sideman on a huge selection of Western world Coastline …

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Roy Hawkins

Not merely was Roy Hawkins dogged simply by misfortune during his profession (in the elevation of his recognition, the pianist shed the usage of an arm in an automobile wreck), he couldn’t actually cash in following the truth. When B.B. Ruler blasted in the graphs in 1970 with Roy Hawkins’s …

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Peppermint Harris

The contemporary blues boom resuscitated the career of several a veteran blues artist who was simply silent for a long time. Consider guitarist Peppermint Harris, who in 1951 topped the R&B graphs with his traditional booze ode “I ACQUIRED Loaded.” No one expected a fresh Peppermint Harris Compact disc in …

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Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis modeled an incredible quantity of contrasting music hats more than a profession spanning over fifty percent a hundred years. Bandleader, record manufacturer, skill scout, label owner, nightclub impresario, disk jockey, TV range show host, writer, R&B pioneer, rock and roll & roll superstar — Otis replied to all …

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Charles Brown

Just how many blues artists continued to be in the absolute top of their video game after greater than a half-century of performing? One instantly leaps to brain: Charles Dark brown. His amazing piano abilities and laid-back vocal delivery continued to be just as mesmerizing by the end of his …

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Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams, among the finest trumpeters from the 1930s, expanded upon the function originally shaped by Bubber Miley with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra. Famous for his use the plunger mute, Cootie was also an excellent soloist when playing open up. Starting as an adolescent, Cootie Williams used a number of regional …

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Lafayette Thomas

b. 13 June 1928, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 20 Might 1977, Brisbane, California, USA. Mostly of the post-war guitarists to build up a personal design from an early on admiration of T-Bone Walker, Thomas was inspired by his uncle, Jesse ‘Babyface’ Thomas. The family members moved to SAN FRANCISCO BAY …

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