J.B. Hutto Similar Artists

Lightnin' Hopkins - 100% match to J.B. Hutto

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 - 100% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
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Johnny Shines - 66% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1915, Frayser, Tennessee, USA, d. 20 April 1992, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Johnny Shines was taught to play the guitar by his mother and sometimes worked the streets of Memphis for tips with a group of other youths. In 1932 he set up as a sharecropper in Hughes, Arkansas, but still worked part-time as a musician. During the 30s he hoboed around the work-camp and juk Read more

Albert King - 54% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Elmore James - 54% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Elmore Brooks, 27 January 1918, Richland, Mississippi, USA, d. 23 May 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although his recording career spanned 10 years, Elmore James is chiefly recalled for his debut release, 1951’s ‘Dust My Broom’. This impassioned, exciting performance, based on a virulent composition by country blues singer Robert Johnson, was marked by the arti Read more

Junior Wells - 49% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Amos Blakemore, 9 December 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 15 January 1998, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Having eschewed parental pressure to pursue a career in gospel music, Wells began playing harmonica on the streets of west Memphis, inspired by local heroes Howlin’ Wolf and Junior Parker. Having followed his mother to Chicago in 1946, the young musician won the respect Read more

Magic Sam - 49% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Gene Maghett, 14 February 1937, Grenada County, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 December 1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although Maghett’s immediate family were not musical, he received encouragement from his uncle, Shakey Jake, a popular blues singer on Chicago’s west side. Maghett arrived in the city in 1950 and by the age of 20 had secured a recording contract with Read more

Otis Rush - 48% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA. A left-handed blues guitarist, Rush moved to Chicago where his impassioned singing and playing on ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ brought a Top 10 R&B hit in 1956. He became one of the ‘young turks’ of the Chicago scene together with Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Magic Sam. ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby Read more

Robert Nighthawk - 47% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert McCollum, 30 November 1909, Helena, Arkansas, USA, d. 5 November 1967, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Having left home in his early teens, McCollum initially supported himself financially by playing harmonica, but by the 30s had switched to guitar under the tutelage of Houston Stackhouse. The two musicians, together with Robert’s brother Percy, formed a string band that Read more

J.B. Lenoir - 44% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 March 1929, Monticello, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 April 1967, Champaign, Illinois, USA. Christened with initials, Lenoir was taught to play the guitar by his father, Dewitt. Other acknowledged influences were Blind Lemon Jefferson, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup and Lightnin’ Hopkins, with the latter’s single-string runs and verse tags becoming an integral part Read more

Otis Spann - 44% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 March 1930, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 24 April 1970, Chicago, Illinois, USA. One of the finest pianists of post-war blues, Spann learned the instrument as a child. He initially played in his stepfather’s church, but by the age of 14 was a member of a small local group. Having pursued careers in football and boxing, Spann moved to Chicago where he returned to musi Read more

Frank Frost - 43% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1936, Auvergne, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 October 1999, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Frost’s skills encompassed keyboards and guitar, but like many other blues artists, he started with the harmonica. After moving to St. Louis as a teenager, he took up playing with Sonny Boy ‘Rice Miller’ Williamson in the mid-50s, appearing regularly with him on the famous radio Read more

Hubert Sumlin - 43% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1931, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. One of 11 children, Sumlin’s mother saved hard to buy him an $8 guitar when he was a child. Renowned for his guitar work, particularly in support of his mentor Howlin’ Wolf, Hubert Sumlin began his career in the Mississippi juke-joints. He joined Jimmy Cotton and first met Wolf when he was 19 in Memphis where he worke Read more

Magic Slim - 41% match to J.B. Hutto

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Big Joe Williams - 40% match to J.B. Hutto

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


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