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Blue Lu Barker - 33% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s
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Louise Dupont, 13 December 1913, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 May 1998, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Barker began her career as a dancer and singer in New Orleans but did not record until 1938 after her move to New York. She is almost certainly the ‘Lu Blue’ who recorded with Erskine Hawkins in July of that year. Under her own name she continued to record for Read more

Bumble Bee Slim - 33% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Amos Easton, 7 May 1905, Brunswick, Georgia, USA, d. 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA. Bumble Bee Slim was a blues guitarist, although he seldom played on record; it was as a singer that he recorded prolifically from 1931-37. Leaving home around 1920, he led a itinerant life for eight years before settling in Indianapolis, and later Chicago. As a singer, he was influenced Read more

Bertha "Chippie" Hill - 26% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 2000s
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15 March 1905, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, d. 7 May 1950, New York City, New York, USA. Bertha Hill was in showbusiness as a singer and dancer aged 14, when she claimed to have stolen the show from Ethel Waters. Nicknamed for her youth and small stature, she settled in Chicago in the 20s. Her dark, hard voice was especially suited to blues, and good trumpeters seemed to Read more

Washboard Sam - 25% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
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Esther Phillips - 23% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 23% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Hot Lips Page - 22% match to Lil Green

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oran Thaddeus Page, 27 January 1908, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1954, New York City, New York, USA. In the 20s Page played trumpet mostly in his home state but also toured in bands accompanying some of the best of the day’s blues singers, among them Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox. Towards the end of the 20s Page joined Walter Page’s Blue Devils, a band Read more

Rosa Henderson - 20% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rosa Deschamps, 24 November 1896, Henderson, Kentucky, USA, d. 6 April 1968, New York City, New York, USA. Henderson was a person of many aliases; her most well-known stage name was the one she took from her husband and vaudeville partner Douglas ‘Slim’ Henderson, but others were more arbitrarily chosen. She had records issued under the titles Flora Dale, Rosa Gree Read more

Papa Charlie Jackson - 16% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
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Clarence Williams - 14% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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8 October 1893, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 November 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Although Williams first made his mark as a pianist, singer and dancer, it was as a composer, record producer, music publisher and entrepreneur that he made a lasting impact on jazz. Before he was in his teens he had decided upon a career in showbusiness and had run away from home to Read more

Hadda Brooks - 13% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hadda Hopgood, 29 October 1916, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 November 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA. Brooks began taking piano lessons as a young child of four, later studying classical music in Los Angeles and Chicago. In 1945 record executive Jules Bihari, just establishing Modern Records, heard Brooks’ playing and signed her. Her first single, ‘Swing Read more

Bull Moose Jackson - 12% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 12% match to Lil Green

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 December 1917, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 2 July 1988, Los Angeles, California, USA. Taking up the alto saxophone as a child, his proficiency at the instrument attracted local band leaders even while young Vinson was still at school, and he began touring with Chester Boone’s territory band during school holidays. Upon his graduation in 1935, Vinson joined the band full- Read more

Walter Davis - 12% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 March 1912, Grenada, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 October 1963, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Based in St. Louis for most of his life, Davis learned piano at an early age. Between 1930 and 1941 he made many records, mainly issued on the Bluebird label, establishing himself as one of the most popular blues artists of the era. At first he was accompanied by another pianist, Roosevelt Read more

Buddy Moss - 11% match to Lil Green

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


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