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Frank Frost - 93% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1936, Auvergne, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 October 1999, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Frost’s skills encompassed keyboards and guitar, but like many other blues artists, he started with the harmonica. After moving to St. Louis as a teenager, he took up playing with Sonny Boy ‘Rice Miller’ Williamson in the mid-50s, appearing regularly with him on the famous radio Read more

J.B. Hutto - 80% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Benjamin Hutto, 26 April 1926, Elko, near Blackville, South Carolina, USA, d. 12 June 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hutto’s family moved to Augusta, Georgia when he was three years old, and he later sang in the Golden Crowns Gospel Singers, before moving to Chicago in 1949. While in Chicago he began to play drums and sing blues with Johnny Ferguson’s Twister Read more

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - 74% 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

Byther Smith - 32% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 April 1933, Monticello, Mississippi, USA. Smith began playing guitar in church, but after settling in Chicago in 1958 he started singing blues and was tutored on guitar by Herbert Sumlin and Freddie Robinson. He recorded for several local labels (including, reputedly, Cobra Records and Vee Jay Records), and worked with numerous gospel and blues groups, occasionally sittin Read more

Mighty Joe Young - 25% 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 - 19% 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 - 18% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
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The Mannish Boys - 18% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
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George "Harmonica" Smith - 17% 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

Angela Strehli - 16% 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

Corey Stevens - 15% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Illinois, USA. Stevens bought his first guitar, a second-hand acoustic, with the money his grandfather gave him from pawned fishing gear. By the age of 15, Stevens had learnt to play rhythm guitar and had begun to write songs for his band. He studied music at Southern Illinois University, including classical guitar. However, his extra-curricular activities focused on going o Read more

Smokin' Joe Kubek Band - 15% 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

Casey Bill Weldon - 13% match to Phillip Walker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1909, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. Weldon was briefly married to Memphis Minnie in the 20s, and made his recording debut with the Memphis Jug Band in 1927, also recording under the name of Will Weldon. He sang in a high, straining voice, and played chugging guitar, which, in duet with Vol Stevens, emulated the playing of Charley Jordan. Weldon reappeared in Chicago in 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


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