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Tom Waits - 100% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Alan Waits, 7 December 1949, Pomona, California, USA. A gifted lyricist, composer, raconteur and actor, Waits has enjoyed a long and fruitful career. The son of teachers, his parents separated when he was 11, leaving Tom and his sisters to be raised by his mother in the San Diego suburb of National City. He left school to work at a local pizza house, a period later ce Read more

Elmore James - 91% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Elmore Brooks, 27 January 1918, Richland, Mississippi, USA, d. 23 May 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although his recording career spanned 10 years, Elmore James is chiefly recalled for his debut release, 1951’s ‘Dust My Broom’. This impassioned, exciting performance, based on a virulent composition by country blues singer Robert Johnson, was marked by the arti Read more

Willie Dixon - 90% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues
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

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Leadbelly - 83% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Huddie William Ledbetter, 20 January 1889, Jeder Plantation, Mooringsport, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 December 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Lead Belly’s music offers an incredible vista of American traditions, white as well as black, through his enormous repertoire of songs and tunes. He learned many of them in his youth when he lived and worked in western Louisiana an Read more

Howlin' Wolf - 81% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hasil Adkins - 78% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1937, Boone County, West Virginia, USA, d. 26 April 2005, Madison, West Virginia, USA. Adkins aka ‘The Haze’ was an unknown rockabilly artist during the 50s and early 60s, who was rediscovered during the 80s, re-emerging to record several new albums. He listened to hillbilly and bluegrass records in his youth, as well as country blues. He made his first gu Read more

Little Walter - 78% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bessie Smith - 77% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1894, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, d. 26 September 1937, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. In her childhood, Smith sang on street corners before joining a touring black minstrel show as a dancer. Also in the show was Ma Rainey, and before long the young newcomer was also singing the blues. The older woman encouraged Smith, despite the fact that even at this early stage Read more

Bo Diddley - 77% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Otha Ellas Bates (later known as Ellas McDaniel), 30 December 1928, McComb, Mississippi, USA. After beginning his career as a boxer, where he received the sobriquet ‘Bo Diddley’, the singer worked the blues clubs of Chicago with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. In late 1954, he teamed up with Billy Boy Arnold and recorded Read more

Professor Longhair - 75% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Roeland Byrd, 19 December 1918, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 January 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Byrd grew up in New Orleans where he was part of a novelty dance team in the 30s. He also played piano, accompanying John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson. After wartime service, Byrd gained a residency at the Caldonia club, whose owner christened him Professo Read more

J.B. Lenoir - 74% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 March 1929, Monticello, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 April 1967, Champaign, Illinois, USA. Christened with initials, Lenoir was taught to play the guitar by his father, Dewitt. Other acknowledged influences were Blind Lemon Jefferson, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup and Lightnin’ Hopkins, with the latter’s single-string runs and verse tags becoming an integral part Read more

The Cramps - 72% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Ohio, USA, in 1976, the original Cramps, Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser, 21 October 1946, Akron, Ohio, USA; vocals), ‘Poison’ Ivy Rorschach (b. Kirsty Marlana Wallace, 20 February 1953, Sacramento, California, USA; guitar), Bryan Gregory (b. 20 February 1954, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 10 January 2001, Anaheim, California, USA; guitar) and his sister, Read more

Big Mama Thornton - 71% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 December 1926, Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 25 July 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Willie Mae Thornton was the daughter of a minister and learned drums and harmonica as a child. By the early 40s she was singing and dancing in Sammy Green’s Hot Harlem Revue throughout the southern states. Basing herself in Texas, she made her first records as Big Mama Thornton fo Read more

Bukka White - 69% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Booker T. Washington White, 12 November 1906, Houston, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 February 1977, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. White learned guitar and piano in his teens, and hoboed from 1921, playing blues with artists such as George ‘Bullet’ Williams. In the mid-30s White was a boxer and baseball pitcher. He recorded for Victor Records in 1930, a largely unissued sessio Read more

John Lurie - 69% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Richard Lurie, 14 December 1952, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Active in New York’s No Wave scene in the late 70s, Lurie frequently played alto saxophone with punk jazz groups, including Pere Ubu and the Cramps. In 1978 he formed the Lounge Lizards, a band which proved to be extremely popular and durable. Interviewed after the group’s first performance, Lurie Read more


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