Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows Similar Artists

Lacy Gibson - 94% 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

Siegel-Schwall Band - 68% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
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Bonnie Lee - 56% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 June 1931, Bunkie, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 September 2006, USA. Raised in Texas, Lee sang in church from early childhood. Gradually, she moved from gospel to the blues. Based in Chicago from the early 60s, she enjoyed local popularity notably with songs such as ‘Ocean Of Tears’, ‘I Need Someone’s Hand’ and ‘I’m Good’, of which she made Read more

John Littlejohn - 34% 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 Wheeler - 32% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Golden Wheeler, 15 December 1929, Beaconton, Georgia, USA. Wheeler’s first encounter with a harmonica came about through Buster Brown, whom he heard on WALB, a local radio station. He left Georgia in 1941 and after spending time in New Jersey and Ohio, he arrived in Chicago at the time that Muddy Waters and Little Walter were first making their presence known. Wheeler f Read more

Zora Young - 25% 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

Lloyd Jones - 23% 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

Sam Lay - 23% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1935, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The drummer Fred Below put the backbeat into the blues and elevated the records of Muddy Waters and Little Walter, among a host of others, into defining statements. Close behind him is Sam Lay, the inventor of the ‘double shuffle’. Lay began playing drums at 14 and joined his first band, the Moon Dog Combo, in 1956. The foll Read more

Willie Kent - 21% 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

Big George Brock - 20% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
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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

Dave Specter - 16% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
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Detroit Junior - 16% 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

Michelle Willson - 16% match to Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 January 1958, Massachusetts, USA. Singing from childhood, in her teenage years Willson was with a number of Boston area blues and jump bands. She also performed solo, presenting concerts that vividly demonstrated her admiration for Ruth Brown and Dinah Washington. Her tributes to these singers were no mere attempt at impersonation. Rather, Willson displayed her own distinc Read more

Smokey Wilson - 14% 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


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