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T-Model Ford - 100% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues
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R.L. Burnside - 92% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1926, Harmontown, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 September 2005, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Burnside, ‘Rule’ to his friends, was a keen observer of his neighbour Mississippi Fred McDowell, as well as Son Hibler and Ranie Burnett, and learned from them the modal rhythm-based techniques of the north Mississippi blues. To these he added songs by Muddy Waters, John L Read more

CeDell Davis - 57% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ellis Davis, 9 June 1927, Helena, Arkansas, USA. An excellent slide guitar and harmonica player, the crippling effects of childhood polio denied Davis the full use of his hands. He adapted his style to use a butter knife for a slide. Davis began playing around the Mississippi Delta, performing briefly as a member of the King Biscuits Time entertainers in the early 50s with S Read more

Soledad Brothers - 55% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This bluesy garage rock unit was formed by guitarist/vocalist and qualified doctor Johnny Walker (Johnny Wirick, USA) and drummer Ben Swank (b. Ben Smith, USA). Coming from Maumee, Ohio, USA, the pair first met as members of a previous band, Henry And June, which split-up in 1996. Walker carried on with drummer Doug Walker in the blues outfit Johnny Walker, but reunited with Read more

Mississippi Fred McDowell - 48% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1904, Rossville, Tennessee, USA, d. 3 July 1972, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A self-taught guitarist, McDowell garnered his early reputation in the Memphis area with appearances at private parties, picnics and dances. He later moved to Como, Mississippi, and was employed as a farmer until discovered by field researcher Alan Lomax in 1959. Sessions for Atlantic Record Read more

Left Lane Cruiser - 38% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Robert Pete Williams - 37% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 March 1914, Zachary, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1980, Rosedale, Louisiana, USA. Although he had been playing and singing blues since he was a young man, Williams first came to wider notice when he was recorded in 1958 by folklorist Harry Oster. At the time, Williams was serving a sentence for murder at the Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana. His sombre vocals and Read more

Bob Log III - 35% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Reynolds III, USA. The early twenty-first century saw quite a few musical acts experimenting with the traditional four-piece rock band set-up. One-man band Bob Log III takes this concept to extremes, handling vocals, guitar, and drums simultaneously, all while having his identity obscured by a strange mask/helmet. Originating from Tucson, Arizona, USA, Log received hi Read more

Mr. Airplane Man - 34% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dan Auerbach - 30% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bukka White - 29% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Booker T. Washington White, 12 November 1906, Houston, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 February 1977, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. White learned guitar and piano in his teens, and hoboed from 1921, playing blues with artists such as George ‘Bullet’ Williams. In the mid-30s White was a boxer and baseball pitcher. He recorded for Victor Records in 1930, a largely unissued sessio Read more

Heavy Trash - 28% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US band was formed in 2005 as a collaborative venture between Jon Spencer (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA) of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Matt Verta-Ray (b. USA) of Madder Rose and Speedball Baby. The project was intended to be a continuation of the two men’s fascination with American roots music and punk, and the common ground to be found between the two genr Read more

Kenny Brown - 28% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 July 1953, Selma, Alabama, USA. Raised in northern Mississippi’s hill country, as a child Brown absorbed the region’s rich musical heritage. Largely self-taught on guitar, his guitar-playing neighbour, the under-recorded bluesman Joe Callicott, gave him encouragement and coaching. At the start of the 70s, Brown, who still had a day job in the construction industr Read more

Son House - 28% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eddie James House Jnr., 21 March 1902, Riverton, Mississippi, USA, d. 19 October 1988, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Brought up in a religious home, Son House was drawn to the ministry in his youth, and took up the guitar, and the blues, as late as 1927. Throughout his life there was to be a tension between his religious feelings and his secular way of life (including the playing Read more

Lightnin' Hopkins - 27% match to Junior Kimbrough

Genres: Blues Jazz
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


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