Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Similar Artists

Bull Moose Jackson - 64% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

Hot Lips Page - 45% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oran Thaddeus Page, 27 January 1908, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1954, New York City, New York, USA. In the 20s Page played trumpet mostly in his home state but also toured in bands accompanying some of the best of the day’s blues singers, among them Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox. Towards the end of the 20s Page joined Walter Page’s Blue Devils, a band Read more

Lloyd Glenn - 39% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 November 1909, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 23 May 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. Glenn’s economic, propulsive technique helped to establish the west coast blues piano style. Having been taught ragtime by his father and uncle, he worked with a number of territory bands, including the Royal Aces and Boots And His Buddies, while in his teens. He first recorded as a Read more

Esther Phillips - 36% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 36% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Buddy Johnson - 31% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Woodrow Wilson Johnson, 10 January 1915, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 9 February 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist in several dance bands of the 30s, Johnson visited Europe with the Cotton Club Revue and later formed his own big band. Although popular with dancers at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom Johnson’s band was not especially jazz-orientated and neit Read more

Paul Gayten - 30% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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29 January 1920, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 29 March 1991. This R&B band leader and producer began his professional career when he formed a combo in the late 30s. Gayten made his first sides for the New Jersey-based Deluxe label in 1947 and immediately had a US R&B hit with ‘(You Don’t Love Me) True’ (number 5). The follow-up, ‘Since I Fell F Read more

Sticks McGhee - 27% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Granville McGhee, 23 March 1918, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, d. 15 August 1961, New York City, New York, USA. Like his more famous brother, Brownie McGhee, Granville learned guitar from his father. After seeing action in World War II, he moved to New York in 1946. The following year, he made his first record, ‘Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee’, under his own name. Howev Read more

Jerry McCain - 26% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1930, Gadsden, Alabama, USA. From a musical family, McCain learned harmonica as a child, and played with local group the Upstarts in the early 50s. He first recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, for Lillian McMurry’s Trumpet label in 1954 (‘Wine-O-Wine’, ‘Stay Out Of Automobiles’, ‘East Of The Sun’). A competent singer and fiery harmoni Read more

Jimmy Forrest - 26% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Robert Forrest, 24 January 1920, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 26 August 1980, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Forrest’s early experience on tenor saxophone came in territory bands, including the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra, Don Albert’s San Antonio-based band and the group led by Fate Marable. In 1940, he joined Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann in Kansas City, where o Read more

Phillip Walker - 26% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 February, 1937, Welsh, Louisiana, USA. Originating from the Port Arthur area of Louisiana, Walker worked in many bands building a reputation as a performer of note. Moving to Los Angeles, he recorded for the small Elko label before finally having an album made up from tracks recorded for producer Bruce Bromberg during 1969-72. These were released on Hugh Hefner’s Pla Read more

Jackie Brenston - 24% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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15 August 1930, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 1979, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Often credited with making the ‘first’ rock ‘n’ roll record, Brenston’s career quickly reached a peak as a result and then entered a 25-year decline. He had returned from army service in 1947 and learned to play saxophone from local musician Jesse Flowers. Sho Read more

Kim Wilson - 24% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 January 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Wilson is a member of the blues band the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Tigerman, his first solo album, predominantly comprised cover versions, performed by various combinations of ex-and current Thunderbirds, including Duke Robillard, Preston Hubbard, Fran Christina, Gene Taylor and Rusty Zinn, and also Derek O’Brien, Calvin Jones and Ge Read more

Little Johnny Taylor - 23% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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Hadda Brooks - 22% match to Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hadda Hopgood, 29 October 1916, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 November 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA. Brooks began taking piano lessons as a young child of four, later studying classical music in Los Angeles and Chicago. In 1945 record executive Jules Bihari, just establishing Modern Records, heard Brooks’ playing and signed her. Her first single, ‘Swing Read more


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