Lonesome Sundown Similar Artists

Percy Mayfield - 39% match to Lonesome Sundown

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

Jerry McCain - 36% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1930, Gadsden, Alabama, USA. From a musical family, McCain learned harmonica as a child, and played with local group the Upstarts in the early 50s. He first recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, for Lillian McMurry’s Trumpet label in 1954 (‘Wine-O-Wine’, ‘Stay Out Of Automobiles’, ‘East Of The Sun’). A competent singer and fiery harmoni Read more

Jimmy McCracklin - 32% match to Lonesome Sundown

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

Lightnin' Slim - 26% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
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Roy Milton - 23% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 July 1907, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, USA, d. 18 September 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA. Growing up on his Chickasaw grandmother’s reservation, Milton encountered blues music when his family moved to Tulsa. In the late 20s, he was a vocalist with the Ernie Fields Orchestra; while on tour in Texas, he replaced the band’s drummer after the latter was arrested. He Read more

K.C. Douglas - 20% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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21 November 1913, Sharon, Mississippi, USA, d. 18 October 1975, Berkeley, California, USA. Baptised with initials only, Douglas came from a strict Baptist family, his father a minister who disapproved of blues. Although interested in the guitar, he did not acquire one until 1936, taking instruction from uncle Scott Douglas and cousin Isadore Scott. Moving to Jackson, Mississ Read more

Slim Harpo - 20% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Moore, 11 January 1924, Lobdel, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 January 1970, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. The eldest in an orphaned family, Moore worked as a longshoreman and building worker during the late 30s and early 40s. One of the foremost proponents of post-war rural blues, he began performing in Baton Rouge bars under the name Harmonica Slim. He later accompanied Lightn Read more

Floyd Jones - 18% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 July 1917, Marianna, Arkansas, USA, d. 19 December 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Brought up in the Mississippi Delta, Jones had been playing guitar for some years by the time he settled in Chicago around 1945. He soon became part of a seminal group of musicians that had come up from the south and who were in the process of developing the new electric Chicago blues sound. Read more

Juke Boy Bonner - 16% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 March 1932, Bellville, Texas, USA, d. 29 June 1978, Houston, Texas, USA. Like many blues singers, Bonner’s first musical experiences were in singing spirituals as a child. He took up the guitar when he was about 13 years old and began to build up his experience following a move to Houston a few years later. In the mid-50s he was based on the west coast and made his fi Read more

Kim Wilson - 16% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 January 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Wilson is a member of the blues band the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Tigerman, his first solo album, predominantly comprised cover versions, performed by various combinations of ex-and current Thunderbirds, including Duke Robillard, Preston Hubbard, Fran Christina, Gene Taylor and Rusty Zinn, and also Derek O’Brien, Calvin Jones and Ge Read more

Washboard Sam - 16% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
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Eddie Boyd - 15% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jesse Fuller - 15% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s
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Leroy Carr - 15% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 March 1905, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 29 April 1935, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. A self-taught pianist, Carr grew up in Kentucky and Indiana but was on the road working with a travelling circus when still in his teens. In the early 20s he was playing piano, often as an accompanist to singers, mostly in and around Covington, Kentucky. In the mid-20s he partnered Scrapp Read more

Little Johnny Taylor - 15% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s
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