Phillip Walker Similar Artists

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 75% match to Phillip Walker

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

Mighty Joe Young - 27% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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23 September 1927, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 March 1999, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Blues guitarist Joe Young grew up in the northern state of Wisconsin but later relocated to Louisiana before settling in Chicago in the 50s. There he briefly joined a group called Joe Little And His Heart Breakers before joining ex-Muddy Waters harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold in his ba Read more

W.C. Clark - 20% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wesley Curley Clark, 16 November 1939, Austin, Texas, USA. Known as ‘the Godfather of Austin Blues’, Clark grew up in a musical family. His father played guitar while successive generations of female family members sang gospel at St. John’s College Baptist Church. He made his professional debut playing guitar at the Victory Grill at the age of 16. Here he met Read more

Long John Hunter - 19% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
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George "Harmonica" Smith - 18% match to Phillip Walker

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

The Mannish Boys - 18% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
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Angela Strehli - 17% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 November 1945, Lubbock, Texas, USA. A linchpin in the Austin blues scene from its inception in the 70s, Strehli had met up with Lubbockites Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and learned harmonica and bass before becoming a singer. As the Texas representative of the YWCA, she visited Chicago in 1966 and spent her free time visiting blues clubs to see Muddy Waters, Howlin Read more

Smokin' Joe Kubek Band - 17% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 November 1956, Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA. Having grown up in Irving, Texas, Kubek was playing in Dallas clubs at the age of 14. Three years later, he took a deeper interest in blues, prompted by Eric Clapton and Peter Green, and formed his first band. Shortly afterwards, he played rhythm guitar behind Freddie King until King’s death in December 1976. After a shor Read more

Danny Bryant - 15% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
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Albert Collins - 13% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening Read more

Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets - 13% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 November 1954, Plano, Texas, USA. Funderburgh played blues guitar with several local bands and in 1981 recorded with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He later formed his own band, the Rockets and signed to blues revivalist label Black Top in 1984. Funderburgh’s guitar pyrotechnics made the group a favourite at blues festivals, where they often performed with veteran harmon Read more

Jimmy D. Lane - 13% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 July 1965, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Born into a musical household, Lane was first influenced by his father, guitarist and singer Jimmy Rogers. Friends of his father’s whom he came to know and admire included Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, Willie Mabon, Little Walter and Muddy Waters. He began playing his father’s guitar at the age of eight, but drifted from music Read more

Papa Charlie Jackson - 13% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
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Smokey Wilson - 13% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Lee Wilson, 11 July 1936, Glen Allan, Mississippi, USA. Wilson was eight when his father bought him his first guitar. His teenage years were spent developing his singing and playing skills. In 1961 he became a member of Junior Green And His Soul Searchers Band, which, after some years, he left to join Roosevelt ‘Booba’ Barnes, with whom he played for four ye Read more

Jerry McCain - 11% match to Phillip Walker

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


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