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Lowell Fulson - 100% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 - 98% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Eddie Boyd - 87% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cecil Gant - 82% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Champion Jack Dupree - 78% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

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

Jimmy McCracklin - 76% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Wynonie Harris - 76% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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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

Memphis Slim - 74% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
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Frank Frost - 73% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

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

J.B. Lenoir - 73% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

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

Big Joe Williams - 70% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

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

Little Milton - 67% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
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Tampa Red - 67% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Hudson Woodbridge aka Whittaker, 8 January 1904, Smithville, Georgia, USA, d. 19 March 1981, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tampa Red was raised in Tampa, Florida, by his grandmother Whittaker’s family, hence his nickname. By the time of his 1928 recording debut for Vocalion Records, he had developed the clear, precise bottleneck blues guitar style that earned him his billing, Read more

Otis Spann - 66% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
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

Jimmy Rogers - 65% match to Jimmy Witherspoon

Genres: Blues
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