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James Cotton Blues Band - 100% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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J.B. Hutto - 69% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Benjamin Hutto, 26 April 1926, Elko, near Blackville, South Carolina, USA, d. 12 June 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hutto’s family moved to Augusta, Georgia when he was three years old, and he later sang in the Golden Crowns Gospel Singers, before moving to Chicago in 1949. While in Chicago he began to play drums and sing blues with Johnny Ferguson’s Twister Read more

Big Jack Johnson - 33% 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

Casey Bill Weldon - 25% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1909, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. Weldon was briefly married to Memphis Minnie in the 20s, and made his recording debut with the Memphis Jug Band in 1927, also recording under the name of Will Weldon. He sang in a high, straining voice, and played chugging guitar, which, in duet with Vol Stevens, emulated the playing of Charley Jordan. Weldon reappeared in Chicago in Read more

Long John Hunter - 25% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Buddy Moss - 23% 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

Buster Benton - 22% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Arley Benton, 19 July 1932, Texarkana, Arkansas, USA, d. 20 January 1996. Benton sang in a gospel choir as a youngster, before moving in 1952 to Toledo, Ohio, where he began playing guitar and turned to the blues, influenced by Sam Cooke and B.B. King. Around the end of the 50s he settled in Chicago, where he led his own band and recorded for the Melloway, Twinight and Alte Read more

Floyd Jones - 22% 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

Michael Hill's Blues Mob - 20% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Albert King - 19% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Blues Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Nelson, 23 April 1923 (although three other dates have also been published), Indianola, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 December 1992, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Despite the fact that his work has been overshadowed by that of his regal namesake B.B. King, this exceptional performer was one of the finest in the entire blues/soul canon. King’s first solo recording, ‘Bad Read more

Big Joe Williams - 19% 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

Billy Boy Arnold - 19% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Arnold first played blues harmonica with Bo Diddley’s group in 1950 and became a well-known figure in Chicago blues throughout the following two decades. Among those he accompanied were Johnny Shines and Otis Rush. With a serviceable singing voice and a harmonica style influenced by John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson, Ar Read more

The Mannish Boys - 19% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Willie Kent - 19% 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

James Harman - 18% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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