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Big Jack Johnson - 31% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 July 1940, Lambert, Mississippi, USA. Johnson’s father led a local band and at the age of 13 Jack was sitting in on acoustic guitar. He was inspired by B.B. King’s records to switch to electric guitar five years later, and in 1962 he sat in with Frank Frost and Sam Carr, with whom he continued to work sporadically through subsequent decades. This group recorded Read more

Buddy Moss - 24% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Moss, 26 January 1914, Hancock County, Georgia, USA, d. October 1984, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It was as a harmonica player that Moss first appeared on record, in 1930, as one of the Georgia Cotton Pickers with Barbecue Bob and Curley Weaver. Although he apparently learned guitar from Bob, his playing was distinctly in the ragtime-inflected Eastern blues tradition of ar Read more

Floyd Jones - 23% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 July 1917, Marianna, Arkansas, USA, d. 19 December 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Brought up in the Mississippi Delta, Jones had been playing guitar for some years by the time he settled in Chicago around 1945. He soon became part of a seminal group of musicians that had come up from the south and who were in the process of developing the new electric Chicago blues sound. Read more

Long John Hunter - 23% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Lonnie Johnson - 19% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Alonzo Johnson, 8 February 1889, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 16 June 1970, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A hugely influential and original blues musicians, in the early 1900s Johnson played guitar and violin in saloons in his home town, performing mainly around the red-light district of Storyville. Shortly before the outbreak of war he visited Europe, returning to New Orlean Read more

Michael Hill's Blues Mob - 18% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Willie Kent - 18% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 February 1936, Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. Kent was brought up in Shelby, Mississippi, and was influenced by the blues he heard on the radio. He settled in Chicago in 1952 and was soon able to hear the top blues artists live in the clubs, although he was under-age. Kent began working as a singer in 1957 and started to play guitar the following year. He quickly switched t Read more

Lightnin' Hopkins - 17% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Sam Hopkins, 15 March 1912, Centreville, Texas, USA, d. 30 January 1982, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the last great country blues singers, Hopkins’ lengthy career began in the Texas bars and juke joints of the 20s. Towards the end of the decade he formed a duo with a cousin, Texas Alexander, while his Lightnin’ epithet was derived from a subsequent partnership with Read more

Lightnin' Sam Hopkins - 17% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Memphis Slim - 17% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Folk Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Mannish Boys - 17% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 16% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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24 August 1905, Forest, Mississippi, USA, d. 28 March 1976, Nassawadox, Virginia, USA (1974 is also cited). During the 40s and early 50s Crudup was an important name in the blues field, his records selling particularly well in the south. For much of his early life Crudup worked in various rural occupations, not learning to play the guitar until he was 32. His teacher was one Read more

Big Joe Williams - 16% match to Homesick James Williamson

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

Champion Jack Dupree - 16% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Thomas Dupree, 4 July 1910, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 January 1992, Hanover, Germany. (Dupree’s birth date is the matter of some conjecture and is sometimes listed as 23 July 1909). Orphaned in infancy, Dupree was raised in the Colored Waifs Home for Boys until the age of 14. After leaving, he led a marginal existence, singing for tips, and learning pia Read more

David "Honeyboy" Edwards - 16% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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