Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows Similar Artists

A.C. Reed - 32% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aaron Corthen Reed, 9 May 1926, Wordell, Missouri, USA, d. 26 February 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Reed was attracted to the saxophone by hearing a Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann record. On moving to Chicago at the age of 15, he bought a saxophone and studied music, although he was tutored in the blues by J.T. Brown. Reed spent much of the 50s touring the south-western sta Read more

Sonny Terry - 31% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Saunders Terrell, 24 October 1911, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, d. 12 March 1986, New York City, New York, USA. By the age of 16, Sonny Terry was virtually blind following two accidents, which encouraged his concentration on music. After his father’s death, Terry worked on medicine shows, and around 1937 teamed up with Blind Boy Fuller, moving to Durham, North Carol Read more

The Kinsey Report - 27% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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A family blues group formed in Gary, Indiana, USA, in the late 60s, the Kinsey brothers were taught by their father, Big Daddy Kinsey (Lester Kinsey, 18 March 1927, Pleasant Grove, Mississippi, USA, 3 April 2001), a blues harpist and slide guitarist. As well as the delta tradition he also introduced them to gospel and soul, and it is the marriage of these influences which h Read more

Johnny Shines - 18% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1915, Frayser, Tennessee, USA, d. 20 April 1992, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Johnny Shines was taught to play the guitar by his mother and sometimes worked the streets of Memphis for tips with a group of other youths. In 1932 he set up as a sharecropper in Hughes, Arkansas, but still worked part-time as a musician. During the 30s he hoboed around the work-camp and juk Read more

Albert Collins - 15% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening Read more

The Paladins - 14% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This blues-based trio are based in San Diego, California, USA, emerging from the same roots-rock movement that produced the Blasters and Los Lobos. Otis Rush -influenced guitar player and vocalist Dave Gonzalez (1963) is backed by Tom Yearsley (bass) and Jeff Donavan (drums); together they produce music that mixes rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, jive and blues in a genr Read more

Eddie C. Campbell - 11% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 May 1939, Duncan, Mississippi, USA. Campbell began playing music on a one-string guitar, and later moved to Chicago with his family at the age of seven. He was inspired by Muddy Waters to learn to play seriously, and in the late 50s he was part of the coterie of young, exciting blues guitarists on the city’s west side (acquaintances included Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Luth Read more

Long John Hunter - 11% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
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