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Jerry McCain - 31% match to Papa George Lightfoot

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

George "Harmonica" Smith - 14% match to Papa George Lightfoot

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 April 1924, Helena, Arkansas, USA, d. 2 October 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA. A master of amplified and chromatic blues harmonica, George ‘Harmonica’ Smith made a stunning debut in 1954 with ‘Telephone Blues’/‘Blues In The Dark’, but failed to capture the audience that elevated Little Walter to stardom. This may have been because his we Read more

Snooky Pryor - 11% match to Papa George Lightfoot

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Edward Pryor, 15 September 1921, Lambert, Mississippi, USA, d. 18 October 2006. As a child Pryor became drawn to the harmonica after watching an albino player, John Blissett, together with his friend Jimmy Rogers. When he was 13 he saw Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson number 2) play. After settling in Chicago in 1945 after US Army service, Pryor joined the Maxwell Str Read more


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