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Mem Shannon - 100% match to Bobby Rush

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

Johnny Jones - 83% match to Bobby Rush

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

The Mannish Boys - 74% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
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Smokey Wilson - 72% match to Bobby Rush

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

Mel Brown - 71% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
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Lurrie Bell - 45% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 December 1958, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The second son of Carey Bell, Lurrie’s musical interests were encouraged from an early age by his father and the guitarist Roy Johnson. By the age of eight Bell was regularly called onstage for guest appearances. In his teens he joined Koko Taylor’s band as guitarist. In the 80s he established himself as both a respected ba Read more

Sheba Potts-Wright - 33% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
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Barbara Carr - 30% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Royal Southern Brotherhood - 30% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
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Marva Wright - 26% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Christian & Gospel R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1948, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Singing in church from early childhood, Wright heard music at home on records and also in church. Additionally, her mother sang with a gospel quartet, reportedly making some sides for Atlantic Records. As an adult, Wright worked as a secretary in commerce until she was aged 37, which is when she first sang professionally. Wright si Read more

Otis Grand - 26% match to Bobby Rush

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

Mark Hummel - 25% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1955, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Hummel was raised in Los Angeles, California, where as a child he became interested in blues rock as practised by contemporary popular rockers such as Jimi Hendrix, Cream and the Rolling Stones. He had begun playing harmonica and gradually stretched his musical interests backwards in time to those artists who had inspired the bl Read more

Pink Anderson - 25% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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Pinkney Anderson, 12 February 1900, Laurens, South Carolina, USA, d. 12 October 1974, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. For much of his life, Anderson was Spartanburg’s most famous songster and medicine show huckster. He was 10 when he first learned to play the guitar in open tuning. He also earned money as a buck dancer on the streets of Laurens. In 1917 he joined  Read more

Henry Butler - 23% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 September 1949, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. A pianist, vocalist and composer, Butler’s work explores ethnic, gospel, blues and European classical traditions as part of a refreshingly eclectic take on contemporary jazz. Blind since birth, he has also become one of the most prominent sightless photographers in America with exhibitions in several major cities.

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Lloyd Jones - 19% match to Bobby Rush

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


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