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Eddie Martin - 56% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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c. 1965, London, England. Martin played acoustic guitar from his mid-teens and was deeply influenced by early and middle period American folk musicians such as Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. Later influences included contemporary bluesmen such as Joe Hill Louis and Dr. Ross. He later took up the electric guitar and fell under the spell of Freddie King’s Texas blues playi Read more

Sam Lay - 55% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1935, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The drummer Fred Below put the backbeat into the blues and elevated the records of Muddy Waters and Little Walter, among a host of others, into defining statements. Close behind him is Sam Lay, the inventor of the ‘double shuffle’. Lay began playing drums at 14 and joined his first band, the Moon Dog Combo, in 1956. The foll Read more

Willie Kent - 51% 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

Sam Myers - 47% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 February 1936, Laurel, Mississippi, USA. This masterful harmonica player was originally one of Elmore James’ Broomdusters working the Chicago circuit. Sammy Myers’ early fame rests on a song he recorded for Johnny Vincent’s Jackson, Mississippi-based Ace label. ‘Sleeping In The Ground’, with its Jimmy Reed -like lope supplied by The King Mose Roya Read more

Lloyd Jones - 46% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1950, Portland, Oregon, USA. Raised in a musical atmosphere by his trumpet playing father, as a small child Jones was taught by his older brother, Paul, to play drums. Before he entered his teens, he sometimes played professionally with Paul and another brother, Bob. To this experience was allied the impression made upon him by visiting blues, R&B, soul and funk masters, Read more

Siegel-Schwall Band - 46% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Larry Johnson - 45% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Papa George Lightfoot - 45% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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2 March 1924, Natchez, Mississippi, USA, d. 28 November 1971, Natchez, Mississippi, USA. A self-taught harmonica player, Papa Lightfoot first recorded in 1949 for Peacock Records as part of the Gondoliers vocal group. He had a sporadic recording career in New Orleans in the early 50s (and accompanied Champion Jack Dupree on the King label). The majority of his 50s recording Read more

Mem Shannon - 43% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1959, New Orleans, USA. As an amateur blues singer he discovered plenty of musical opportunities in the region, occasionally adding guitar and sometimes clarinet accompaniment to impromptu bar-room sessions. The city’s music circuit of that time demanded singers capable of copycat renditions of standards such as ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and ‘Dust My Broom Read more

Lacy Gibson - 42% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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1 May 1936, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA. Gibson’s family settled in Chicago in 1949 and he quickly became involved in the city’s blues scene, receiving tips on blues guitar playing from musicians such as Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker. Besides working with innumerable blues artists, he was also involved in the jazz scene. He recorded with Buddy Guy in 1963 and w Read more

Dan Pickett - 40% match to Homesick James Williamson

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

John Littlejohn - 40% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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John Wesley Funchess, 16 April 1931, Learned, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 February 1994, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Littlejohn taught himself to play guitar and was inspired by Henry Martin, a blues guitarist friend of his father. In 1946, he left home and was an itinerant worker before settling in Gary, Indiana, in 1951 and taking up the guitar seriously. He quickly became a popula Read more

Mary Flower - 40% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Carl Martin - 39% match to Homesick James Williamson

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

Sandra Hall - 39% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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c. 1948, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Hall sang from very early childhood, singing not only in church but also performing for admiring customers at her grandmother’s fish fry. From the age of 12 she sang in a duo, the Soul Sisters, with her sister Barbara Hall. From the mid-60s she sang and danced with the Exotic, a female group that sometimes opened for touring blues and so Read more


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