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Willie Bee James

Chicago-based James could sing blues to great effect – he released an excellent 78 in Vocalion Information – however the almost all his recording was completed being a studio guitarist for Bluebird Information through the 30s. Adam’ light, swinging electric guitar was similar to ‘Big’ Costs Broonzy, but he was similarly at home support relatively unemotional north singers such as for example Bumble Bee Slim, Merline Johnson and Curtis Jones, aswell as duetting with Tennessee guitarist John Henry Barbee or the pianist Frank Adam, and as an associate of Tampa Crimson’s pop-inflected Chicago Five.

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