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Blind Lemon Jefferson - 100% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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July 1897, Wortham (Couchman), Texas, USA, d. December 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jefferson was one of the earliest and most influential rural blues singers to record. He was one of seven children born to Alex Jefferson and Classie Banks (or Bates) and was either blind or partially blind from early childhood. As his handicap precluded his employment as a farm-hand he turn Read more

Bukka White - 95% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Booker T. Washington White, 12 November 1906, Houston, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 February 1977, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. White learned guitar and piano in his teens, and hoboed from 1921, playing blues with artists such as George ‘Bullet’ Williams. In the mid-30s White was a boxer and baseball pitcher. He recorded for Victor Records in 1930, a largely unissued sessio Read more

Blind Willie McTell - 78% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 May 1901, McDuffie County, Georgia, USA, d. 19 August 1959, Almon, Georgia, USA. Blind from birth, McTell began to learn guitar in his early years, under the influence of relatives and neighbours in Statesboro, Georgia, where he grew up. In his late teens, he attended a school for the blind. By 1927, when he made his first records, he was already a very accomplished guitar Read more

Furry Lewis - 76% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Walter Lewis, 6 March 1893, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 September 1981, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Furry Lewis was a songster, a blues musician, a humorist and an all-round entertainer. Raised in the country, he picked up the guitar at an early age and moved into Memphis around 1900 where he busked on the streets. After he ran away from home, he had experience working o Read more

Sleepy John Estes - 69% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Adams Estes, 25 January 1899, Ripley, Tennessee, USA, d. 5 June 1977, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA. This influential blues singer first performed at local house-parties while in his early teens. In 1916 he began working with mandolin player Yank Rachell, a partnership that was revived several times throughout their respective careers. It was also during this formative pe Read more

Blind Boy Fuller - 68% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fulton Allen, 1908, Wadesboro, North Carolina, USA, d. 13 February 1941, USA. One of a large family, Fuller learned to play the guitar as a child and had begun a life as a transient singer when he was blinded, either through disease or when lye water was thrown in his face. By the late 20s he was well known throughout North Carolina and Virginia, playing and singing at count Read more

Mississippi Fred McDowell - 65% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1904, Rossville, Tennessee, USA, d. 3 July 1972, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A self-taught guitarist, McDowell garnered his early reputation in the Memphis area with appearances at private parties, picnics and dances. He later moved to Como, Mississippi, and was employed as a farmer until discovered by field researcher Alan Lomax in 1959. Sessions for Atlantic Record Read more

Blind Blake - 63% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
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Son House - 63% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eddie James House Jnr., 21 March 1902, Riverton, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 October 1988, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Brought up in a religious home, Son House was drawn to the ministry in his youth, and took up the guitar, and the blues, as late as 1927. Throughout his life there was to be a tension between his religious feelings and his secular way of life (including the playing Read more

Big Bill Broonzy - 60% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Lee Conley Broonzy, 26 June 1893 (some sources give 1898), Scott, Mississippi, USA, d. 14 August 1958, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Broonzy worked as a field hand, and it was behind the mule that he first developed his unmistakable, hollering voice, with its remarkable range and flexibility. As a child he made himself a violin, and learned to play under the guidance of an Read more

Blind Willie Johnson - 59% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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c.1902, Marlin, Texas, USA, d. c.1947, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Blind Willie Johnson was arguably the greatest and most popular ‘sanctified’ singer to record in the pre-World War II era. His forceful singing and stunning guitar work ensured that he continued to sell records even into the Depression. His blindness has been attributed to many causes, the most likely bei Read more

Mississippi Sheiks - 58% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This musical combination flourished between 1930 and 1935, during which time they recorded more than 80 tracks for various ‘race’ labels. The Sheiks was a string band made up of members and friends of the Chatmon family, and included Lonnie Chatmon aka Lonnie Chatman/Lonnie Carter (guitar/violin), Sam Chatmon aka Sam Chatman/Sam Carter (10 January 1897, Bolton, Mis Read more

Skip James - 57% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nehemiah Curtis James, 9 June 1902, Bentonia, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 October 1969, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A solitary figure, James was an emotional, lyrical performer whose talent as a guitar player and arranger enhanced an already impressive body of work. His early career included employment as a pianist in a Memphis whorehouse, as well as the customary appearance Read more

Big Joe Williams - 56% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joe Lee Williams, 16 October 1903, Crawford, Mississippi, USA, d. 17 December 1982, Macon, Mississippi, USA. Big Joe Williams was one of the most important blues singers to have recorded and also one whose life conforms almost exactly to the stereotyped pattern of how a ‘country’ blues singer should live. He was of partial Red Indian stock, his father being ‘R Read more

Barbecue Bob - 53% match to Charley Patton

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Hicks, 11 September 1902, Walton County, Georgia, USA, d. 21 October 1931, Lithonia, Georgia, USA. His older brother Charley (later known as Charley Lincoln), learned guitar first, but Robert seems to have followed soon afterwards, also learning from Curley James Weaver’s mother Savannah; both brothers played 12-string guitar. Bob moved to Atlanta in 1924, where Read more


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