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Kenny Neal - 100% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 October 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The oldest son in Baton Rouge’s most famous musical family, six of whom are professional musicians, Neal was groomed throughout the 90s for blues stardom, but in a time of transition it remains an aim rather than an achievement.Neal accompanied his father to gigs from an early age, was given his first Read more

Joe Louis Walker - 82% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1949, San Francisco, California, USA. Although born in the city and raised during the era of ‘flower power’, Walker had a strong and realized sense of the blues tradition. Nevertheless, he abandoned blues in the mid-70s to sing with gospel group the Spiritual Corinthians, but returned to his first love in 1985 when he assembled a new band, the Boss Talk Read more

Little Milton - 74% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
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Z. Z. Hill - 57% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: R&B / Soul
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Z.Z. Hill - 57% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arzel Hill, 30 September 1935, Naples, Texas, USA, d. 27 April 1984, Dallas, Texas, USA. A singer in the mould of Bobby Bland, Hill served his musical apprenticeship in Dallas lounge bars. He recorded for his brother Matt’s M.H. label before signing to Kent Records in 1964. A string of mature, sophisticated singles followed, including ‘Hey Little Girl’ (1965) Read more

Bobby "Blue" Bland - 54% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Calvin Bland, 27 January 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee, USA. Having moved to Memphis with his mother, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland started singing with local gospel groups, including the Miniatures. Eager to expand his interests, he began frequenting the city’s infamous Beale Street, where he became associated with an ad hoc circle of aspiring musicians, named, not u Read more

Son Seals - 46% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frank Seals Jnr., 14 August 1942, Osceola, Arkansas, USA, d. 20 December 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Son Seals was one of 13 children of Jim Seals, an entertainer and club owner in rural Arkansas. Son began his musical education on the drums and worked with many of the later famous musicians who travelled through the area. Having taught himself to play the guitar, he forme Read more

Jessie Mae Hemphill - 44% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 October 1937, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 July 2006, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A member of a family whose musical activities can be traced back a number of generations (her grandfather Sid Hemphill and aunt Rosa Lee Hill both made recordings), from the 50s onwards, Hemphill spent many years playing and singing. She sang blues, most of which she wrote herself, based on her own Read more

Koko Taylor - 44% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cora Walton, 28 September 1935, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Taylor is one of the few major figures that post-war Chicago blues has produced. Her soulfully rasping voice has ensured her popularity in the Windy City, and latterly further afield, for over 30 years, since she recorded her first single for the local USA label. Signed by the leading black music independent label Ches Read more

James Cotton - 43% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
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Johnnie Taylor - 41% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar a Read more

Shemekia Copeland - 40% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 April 1979, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. With her mind firmly set on college and a future in psychiatry, Copeland made her professional debut at the tender age of 16 when she opened shows for her father Johnny Copeland in 1995 as his health began to fail. As soon as she was propelled into performance at clubs such as Manny’s Car Wash in New York and New Brun Read more

Billy Boy Arnold - 39% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Arnold first played blues harmonica with Bo Diddley’s group in 1950 and became a well-known figure in Chicago blues throughout the following two decades. Among those he accompanied were Johnny Shines and Otis Rush. With a serviceable singing voice and a harmonica style influenced by John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson, Ar Read more

Albert King - 38% match to Bobby Rush

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lurrie Bell - 38% 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


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