Jimmy Witherspoon Similar Artists

Jay McShann - 100% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

James Columbus McShann, 12 January 1916, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA, d. 7 December 2006, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. After playing in many territory bands in the south-west and Midwest, pianist McShann settled in Kansas City in the mid-30s, playing in Buster Smith’s band, which also included Charlie Parker, in 1937. The following year, McShann formed his own unit which inc Read more

Wynonie Harris - 97% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

24 August 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 14 June 1969, Los Angeles, California, USA. This stylish, flamboyant blues shouter enjoyed several R&B hit singles in the immediate post-war period. As a youth Harris played drums in and around his home town before moving to Los Angeles in the early 40s. There he played, danced, sang and worked in several non-musical capacities in Read more

Frank Frost - 95% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

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

Lowell Fulson - 84% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

31 March 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, d. 6 March 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA. Blues guitarist Lowell Fulson (whose surname was often mistakenly misspelled Fulsom) recorded steadily from 1946 onwards, and performed regularly on the US and European club circuits into the 90s. One of the founding fathers of West Coast blues, Fulson blended the rural blues of his home stat Read more

Roosevelt Sykes - 82% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs

31 January 1906, Elmar, Arkansas, USA, d. 17 July 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Sykes learned piano at the age of 12 and by the early 20s was playing in local barrelhouses. He moved to St. Louis in 1928 and his first recordings for OKeh Records and Victor Records were made from 1929-31. During the 30s, Sykes recorded for Decca Records and acted as a talent scout for the Read more

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - 80% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

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 Turner - 80% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Joseph Vernon Turner, 18 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 24 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. ‘Big’ Joe Turner (aka Big Vernon) began singing in local clubs in his early teens upon the death of his father, and at the age of 15 teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson. Their professional relationship lasted on-and-off for over 40 years. During the lat Read more

Jimmy McCracklin - 76% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

James David Walker, 13 August 1921, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. A former professional boxer, McCracklin began his singing career in 1945 when he recorded some demos with J. D. Nicholson on piano. Four years later he formed his own band, the Blues Blasters, in San Francisco and recorded for Modern Records. These recordings from 1948-1950 are magnificent slices of pure R&B, Read more

Memphis Slim - 69% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues Folk Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Champion Jack Dupree - 68% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

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

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - 68% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs Blu-ray CDs Vinyl

18 April 1924, Vinton, Louisiana, USA, some sources give Orange, Texas, where he was raised from the age of three weeks, d. 10 September 2005, Orange, Texas, USA. Brown’s father was a musician who taught him to play guitar and fiddle, and during his youth he heard the music of Tampa Red, Bob Wills, Count Basie, and others. He toured the south as a drummer with a travell Read more

Peetie Wheatstraw - 68% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

William Bunch, 21 December 1902, Ripley, Tennessee, USA, d. 21 December 1941, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA. Wheatstraw, also known as the Devil’s Son-In-Law and the High Sherrif Of Hell, was an influential and popular blues artist of the 20s and 30s. His claim that he had sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads was echoed in the legend that grew around the more reve Read more

Big Maceo Merriweather - 66% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs

Eddie Boyd - 63% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs

Charles Brown - 61% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

13 September 1922, Texas City, Texas, USA, d. 21 January 1999, Oakland, California, USA. Brown’s mother died only six months after he was born and he was raised by his grandparents. Despite learning piano and church organ at the insistence of his grandparents while a child, Brown became a teacher of chemistry. In 1943, living in Los Angeles, he realized that he could ea Read more


Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler
Filter Results