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Carl Martin - 64% match to Ed Bell

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1906, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA, d. 10 May 1979, Pontiac, Michigan, USA. Like his father, the multi-instrumentalist Martin played in a string band, although he is also known for his work in the blues field. In his teens he met Howard Armstrong and, in 1930, the two musicians, along with Martin’s brother Roland, recorded under the name of the Tennessee Chocola Read more

Jimmie Gordon - 30% match to Ed Bell

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Blues artist Gordon was based in St. Louis, USA, and was billed on one record as ‘ Peetie Wheatstraw’ s brother’; on another, ‘Black Gal’, he appeared as ‘Joe Bullum’, an attempt by Decca Records to pass him off as Joe Pullum. Like ‘Black Gal’, many of his recordings were covers of then-popular blues. Gordon was a slightly anonymous Read more

Eric Von Schmidt - 26% match to Ed Bell

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 May 1931, Westport, Connecticut, USA, d. 2 February 2007, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. His father was noted painter of western subjects, Harold Von Schmidt (b. 1893, d. 1982), his mother, Forest Gilmore, was a musician. He too became noted as a painter and was attracted to music after hearing Lead Belly on radio. Von Schmidt served in the military in 1952-54, then went to Read more

Dan Pickett - 20% match to Ed Bell

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s
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James Founty. Pickett was a singer and guitarist, whose August 1949 recordings prompted years of speculation. Many noted his stylistic links with the blues of the east coast, and it was through company files that critics discovered his real name. Pickett’s repertoire was derived almost exclusively from 30s recordings, and his virtuosity went into the delivery, rather th Read more

Joe Pullum - 15% match to Ed Bell

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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c.1900, prob. Houston, Texas, USA, d. c.1965, poss. California, USA. Active in Houston, Texas, from the early 30s, Pullum sang the blues in a high and clear voice that brought added texture to his material. He appealed to contemporary blues audiences of the mid- to late 30s and signed to Victor Records, but unfortunately made only a few recordings for their Bluebird Records Read more

Sam Chatmon - 14% match to Ed Bell

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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10 January 1897, Bolton, Mississippi, USA, d. 2 February 1983, Hollandale, Mississippi, USA. Guitarist Sam Chatmon was one of the many children of ex-slave fiddler Henderson Chatmon, all of whom were musicians. Besides Sam, Lonnie (as the fiddling half of the Mississippi Sheiks), Bo (as Bo Carter) and pianist Harry all made recordings in the 30s. In addition, Sam’s own Read more

Pink Anderson - 11% match to Ed Bell

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

Yank Rachell - 11% match to Ed Bell

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Rachell, 16 March 1910, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 9 April 1997. Rachell learned mandolin from his uncle Daniel Taylor and later extended his talents to include guitar, harmonica and violin. He worked on the L&N railroad as a track hand in his early years, supplementing his income by playing local dances and parties in the company of local artists such as Hamb Read more


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