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Trixie Smith - 71% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1920s
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1895, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, d. 21 September 1943. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Smith attended university before going on the road as a singer. She worked the vaudeville circuit, singing popular songs of the day interspersed with blues songs. By the early 20s she was making records and had embarked upon a parallel career as an actress. A highly polished performer, her Read more

Harlem Hamfats - 51% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Despite their name, the Hamfats were based in Chicago, Illinois, and were perhaps the first group created (by J. Mayo Williams) solely to make records. With some variation, the personnel consisted of New Orleans trumpeter Herb Morand, the brothers Joe and Charlie McCoy on guitar and mandolin, clarinettist Odell Rand, pianist Horace Malcolm, John Lindsay or Ransom Knowling on ba Read more

Georgia White - 47% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1903, Sandersville, Georgia, USA. The birth date was supplied by Big Bill Broonzy and, at the time of writing, it is not known whether Georgia White is still alive. Her first record was recorded for Vocalion Records in 1930 in the company of Jimmie Noone, but she enjoyed considerably greater success during the late 30s when she recorded almost 100 tracks for the Decc Read more

Julia Lee - 45% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 October 1902, Booneville, Missouri, USA, d. 8 December 1958, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Beginning her career as a pianist and singer while in her early teens, Lee joined a band led by her brother, George E. Lee (1896-1958), a popular vocalist whose ‘Novelty Singing Orchestra’ played extensively in and around Kansas City. Despite the musical advances being made Read more

Eddie Boyd - 30% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Buddy Moss - 27% 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

Ida Cox - 26% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Ida Prather, 25 February 1896, Toccoa, Georgia, USA, d. 10 November 1967, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Like many early blues vocalists, Cox’s origins are vague and details of the date and place of her birth vary widely. One of the classic blues singers, Cox began her career as a child, appearing on stage when barely in her teens. She made her first recordings in 1923 and Read more

Percy Mayfield - 24% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1920, Minden, Louisiana, USA, d. 11 August 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. A gifted performer, with a rich soulful voice, the Los Angeles-based Mayfield’s first success came in 1950 with ‘Please Send Me Someone To Love’ on the Specialty Records label. A massive US R&B hit, it reportedly sold well in excess of one million copies and became an Read more

Helen Humes - 23% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 June 1909, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 13 September 1981, Santa Monica, California, USA. Coming from a happy, close-knit, musical family, Humes learned to play trumpet and piano. As a child she sang with the local Sunday school band, which boasted future jazz stars such as Dicky Wells and Jonah Jones. In 1927 she made her first records for the OKeh Records label in St. Read more

Sippie Wallace - 22% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Beulah Thomas, 1 November 1898, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 1 November 1986, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Blues singer Sippie Wallace was a sister to Hersal Thomas and George Thomas (both piano players of some renown), and an aunt of George’s blues-singing daughter Hociel Thomas. She relocated to New Orleans to begin a music career and, in 1917, married Matt Wallace. She left Ho Read more

Alberta Hunter - 21% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1895, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 17 October 1984, New York City, New York, USA. Growing up in Chicago, Hunter began her remarkable career singing at Dago Frank’s, one of the city’s least salubrious whorehouses. There she sang for the girls, the pimps and the customers, earning both their admiration and good money from tips. Later, she moved on and marginal Read more

Clara Smith - 21% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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c.1894, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 2 February 1935. Singing professionally from her mid-teens in theatres and tent shows throughout the Deep South, by 1923 Smith was a big name in New York. She sang in Harlem clubs, opening her own very popular and successful Clara Smith Theatrical Club. Known as the ‘Queen Of The Moaners’, she was signed by Columbia Reco Read more

Cleo Brown - 21% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Cleopatra Brown, 8 December 1903, DeKalb, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 April 1995, Denver, Colorado, USA. Born into a musical household, Brown began singing in her father’s church and after the family moved to Chicago in 1919, she studied music, learning to play piano. In the 20s she worked in clubs and tent shows, and was a frequent broadcaster with her own radio show. From Read more

Lucille Bogan - 21% match to Lil Green

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lucille Anderson, 1 April 1897, Amory, Mississippi, USA, d. 10 August 1948. Bogan was one of the toughest female blues singers of the pre-war era. Although not as sophisticated as Bessie Smith, she first recorded as early as 1923 and never worked in a true jazz band context. Instead, she utilized a string of gifted pianists, including Cow Cow Davenport, Will Ezell and, parti Read more

Roosevelt Sykes - 21% match to Lil Green

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


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