Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows Similar Artists

Lacy Gibson - 100% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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1 May 1936, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA. Gibson’s family settled in Chicago in 1949 and he quickly became involved in the city’s blues scene, receiving tips on blues guitar playing from musicians such as Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker. Besides working with innumerable blues artists, he was also involved in the jazz scene. He recorded with Buddy Guy in 1963 and w Read more

Willie Kent - 70% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 February 1936, Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. Kent was brought up in Shelby, Mississippi, and was influenced by the blues he heard on the radio. He settled in Chicago in 1952 and was soon able to hear the top blues artists live in the clubs, although he was under-age. Kent began working as a singer in 1957 and started to play guitar the following year. He quickly switched t Read more

Detroit Junior - 62% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Emery H. Williams Jnr., 26 October 1931, Haynes, Arkansas, USA, d. 9 August 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Blues pianist Junior became interested in music in the mid-40s. In the early 50s, as a pianist and band leader, he had a residency in a Detroit club where he backed artists such as Rosco Gordon and Amos Milburn, the latter greatly influencing his songwriting. Eddie Boyd Read more

Smokey Wilson - 49% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Lee Wilson, 11 July 1936, Glen Allan, Mississippi, USA. Wilson was eight when his father bought him his first guitar. His teenage years were spent developing his singing and playing skills. In 1961 he became a member of Junior Green And His Soul Searchers Band, which, after some years, he left to join Roosevelt ‘Booba’ Barnes, with whom he played for four ye Read more

John Littlejohn - 41% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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John Wesley Funchess, 16 April 1931, Learned, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 February 1994, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Littlejohn taught himself to play guitar and was inspired by Henry Martin, a blues guitarist friend of his father. In 1946, he left home and was an itinerant worker before settling in Gary, Indiana, in 1951 and taking up the guitar seriously. He quickly became a popula Read more

Big George Brock - 38% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
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Johnny Jones - 24% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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17 August 1936, Edes, Tennessee, USA. Jones is one of the most respected of a clutch of blues artists who have found themselves a niche in the country-dominated musical climate of Nashville, Tennessee. A fixture at local clubs with his band the Imperial Seven, by the 80s his musical ambitions had been subsumed by financial considerations, and he can still be found running hi Read more

Lloyd Jones - 22% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1950, Portland, Oregon, USA. Raised in a musical atmosphere by his trumpet playing father, as a small child Jones was taught by his older brother, Paul, to play drums. Before he entered his teens, he sometimes played professionally with Paul and another brother, Bob. To this experience was allied the impression made upon him by visiting blues, R&B, soul and funk masters, Read more

Zora Young - 22% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 January 1948, West Point, Mississippi, USA. A third cousin of Howlin’ Wolf, Young has sufficient talent not to have to dwell on the fact. Singing in church from an early age helped her to develop both flexibility and control in her vocal technique. That continued after her family moved to Chicago in 1956, although she did not take up blues singing until 1971. During Read more

Andrew Tibbs - 19% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Melvin Andrew Grayson, 2 February 1929, Columbus, Ohio, USA, d. 5 May 1991, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although little-known now, Tibbs was an important contributor to the early success of the Aristocrat record label, the precursor of Chess Records and Checker Records. His father, Rev. S.A. Grayson, was one of Chicago’s most prominent Baptist ministers and the young Tibbs Read more

Dave Specter - 19% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
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Mem Shannon - 18% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1959, New Orleans, USA. As an amateur blues singer he discovered plenty of musical opportunities in the region, occasionally adding guitar and sometimes clarinet accompaniment to impromptu bar-room sessions. The city’s music circuit of that time demanded singers capable of copycat renditions of standards such as ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and ‘Dust My Broom Read more

Otis Grand - 18% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
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Fred Bishti, 14 February 1950, Beirut, Lebanon. Grand has spent most of his life in the USA, although he lived in France for a few years. He began playing guitar at the age of 13, citing his influences as B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Otis Rush and Johnny Otis, and he has played with many San Francisco Bay area blues artists. Otis Grand And The Dance Kings created a sensation wh Read more

Big Mike Griffin - 17% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s
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Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. Griffin, who stands 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs over 350 lbs, certainly lives up to his moniker. He played guitar from an early age but was only converted to the blues as a teenager when he heard the music of artists such as Mike Bloomfield, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Reed on national radio. After finishing college he began performing on the local blu Read more

James Harman - 17% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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