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Robert Belfour - 100% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues
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Albert Collins - 96% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues 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

Fred McDowell - 82% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues
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Mississippi Fred McDowell - 82% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1904, Rossville, Tennessee, USA, d. 3 July 1972, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A self-taught guitarist, McDowell garnered his early reputation in the Memphis area with appearances at private parties, picnics and dances. He later moved to Como, Mississippi, and was employed as a farmer until discovered by field researcher Alan Lomax in 1959. Sessions for Atlantic Record Read more

David "Honeyboy" Edwards - 63% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues
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Canned Heat - 55% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This popular, but ill-fated, blues/rock band was formed in 1965 by two Los Angeles-based blues aficionados: Alan Wilson (4 July 1943, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 3 September 1970, Topanga Canyon, California, USA; vocals, harmonica, guitar) and Bob ‘The Bear’ Hite (b. 26 February 1943, Torrance, California, USA, d. 5 April 1981, Paris, France; vocals). Wilson, ni Read more

Eric Clapton - 37% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England. The world’s premier living rock guitarist will be forever grateful to his grandparents, for they gave him his first guitar. The young Eric was raised by his grandparents Rose and Jack Clapp when his natural mother could not face bringing up an illegitimate child at the age of 16. He received a £14 acousti Read more

Willie Dixon - 37% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues Blues Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 July 1915, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 January 1992, Burbank, California, USA. At an early age Dixon was interested in both words and music, writing lyrics and admiring the playing of Little Brother Montgomery. As an adolescent, Dixon sang bass with local gospel groups, had some confrontation with the law, and hoboed his way to Chicago, where he became a boxer. He e Read more

Sex Mob - 32% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Experimental but accessible, USA unit Sex Mob has found a mainstream audience owing to television appearances on Saturday Night Live and on the MTV channel, and also on National Public Radio. Formed in the mid-90s by slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein (Steven Michael Bernstein, 8 October 1961, Washington, DC, USA), the quartet also included Briggan Krauss (saxophones), Tony S Read more

Karl Denson - 26% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1968, USA. After meeting Lenny Kravitz in 1988, Denson was invited to play tenor saxophone on the rock artist’s Let Love Rule and Mama Said. After a third album with Kravitz, Are You Gonna Go My Way?, horns were dropped but the attention Denson had received as a result of these recordings and the linked promotional tours prompted him to try leadership, including among o Read more

Nathaniel Mayer - 26% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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10 February 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. d. 1 November 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Mayer was a typical transitional US R&B artist, whose vocal intensity evoked both the doo-wop past and the emerging soul music. This style was magnificently realized in his lone hit, ‘Village Of Love’, which went to number 16 R&B and number 22 pop in 1962. It was recorded Read more

CeDell Davis - 25% match to R.L. Burnside

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ellis Davis, 9 June 1927, Helena, Arkansas, USA. An excellent slide guitar and harmonica player, the crippling effects of childhood polio denied Davis the full use of his hands. He adapted his style to use a butter knife for a slide. Davis began playing around the Mississippi Delta, performing briefly as a member of the King Biscuits Time entertainers in the early 50s with S Read more


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