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Tony Hollins

Cited as a significant influence by a minimum of John Lee Hooker, Delta blues singer/guitarist Tony Hollins was created in Clarksdale, Mississippi round the change of the century. Few information are known of Hollins’ existence; he slice his first recordings for OKeh in 1941, along with his liquid, insistent overall performance of “Crawlin’ Ruler Snake” serving because the blueprint for Hooker’s personal later on rendition. His “Touring Guy Blues” was also later on appropriated by Hooker for his “When MY PARTNER Quit Me”; obviously adored by his peers, Hollins by no means caught on mainly because a popular preferred, and after another program in 1951, he steadily drifted from music, focusing rather on his day time job like a barber. He passed away in Chicago in 1959.

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