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Fiddlin' John Carson - 100% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 March 1868, on a farm in the hills of Fannin County, Georgia, USA, d. 11 December 1949, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It is likely that Carson’s forebears arrived from Ireland around 1780; probably some were fiddle players, who brought instruments with them. It is said that Carson first began to play the fiddle when he was about 11. He also rode as a jockey as a boy until h Read more

Matt Molloy - 35% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boozoo Chavis - 28% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wilson Anthony Chavis, 23 October 1930, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, d. 5 May 2001, Austin, Texas, USA. This singer and accordionist was one of the first artists to popularise zydeco, the vernacular music of African-American Louisiana. Chavis had learned to play accordion and harmonica by the age of nine and performed around Lake Charles while in his teens. In 1954 he was s Read more

Thomas A. Dorsey - 25% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1990s
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1 July 1899, Villa Rica, Georgia, USA, d. 23 January 1993, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Often known as the founder of gospel music. Born into a religious family, Dorsey nevertheless shunned sacred music for many years, although it is in that idiom that he was to make the biggest impact. He learned to play piano in his youth, and when he settled in Chicago in 1916 he began to carv Read more

Jimmie Rodgers - 24% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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James Charles Rodgers, 8 September 1897, Pine Springs, near Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 May 1933, New York, USA. Jimmie was the youngest of three sons of Aaron Woodberry Rodgers, who had moved from Alabama to Meridian to work as foreman of a railroad maintenance crew. In 1904, his mother Eliza (Bozeman) died (probably from tuberculosis), and following his father’s Read more

Lonnie Donegan - 20% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony James Donegan, 29 April 1931, Glasgow, Scotland, d. 4 November 2002, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. Donegan, as ‘The King Of Skiffle’, became a more homogeneous UK equivalent to Elvis Presley than Tommy Steele. Donegan’ s mother was Irish and his father Scottish, and from the age of two he was raised in East Ham, London. Steeped in traditional Read more

Ma Rainey - 16% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Gertrude M. Pridgett, 26 April 1886, Columbus, Georgia, USA, d. 22 December 1939. After working as a saloon and tent show singer around the turn of the century, Rainey began singing blues. She later claimed that this occurred as early as 1902 and however much reliance is placed upon this date she was certainly among the earliest singers to bring blues songs to a wider audien Read more

The Dixie Hummingbirds - 16% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This gospel group, originally fronted by baritone James Davis, was formed in 1928 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. In the 30s and 40s they sang hymns, spirituals and jubilees with little accompaniment except for their precise and warm harmonies. Baritone Ira Tucker (17 May 1925, Spartanburg, North Carolina, USA, d. 26 June 2008) joined the line-up in 1938, and was later e Read more

Mamie Smith - 15% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 May 1883, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, d. 30 October 1946, New York City, New York, USA. Despite beginning her showbusiness career as a dancer, before the outbreak of World War I, Smith was established as a singer. Although she was essentially a vaudeville singer, in 1920 she recorded ‘Crazy Blues’, thus becoming the first black singer to record the blues as a soloist Read more

Willie "The Lion" Smith - 15% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith, 25 November 1897, Goshen, New York, USA, d. 18 April 1973, New York City, New York, USA. Smith began playing piano at the age of six, encouraged by his mother. He continued with his informal musical education and by his mid-teenage years had established a formidable reputation in New York as a ragtime pianist. During World War Read more

Kessinger Brothers - 13% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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As a child Clark Kessinger (27 July 1896, South Hills, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA, d. 4 June 1975, USA) moved with his family to Lincoln County, Virginia, where his father worked as an agricultural and foundry labourer. Both his grandfather and uncle were fiddle players. On that account he took up an instrument at the age of five, inevitably gravitating from banjo to Read more

Tony Sheridan - 13% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Sheridan McGinnity, 21 May 1940, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Sheridan formed his first band, the Saints, in 1955, before moving to London. There he joined Vince Taylor And The Playboys in early 1959, with whom he played a residency in Hamburg, Germany. A popular attraction at clubs such as the Kaiserkeller with the Jets, that group soon evolved into the Beat Brothers Read more

The Weavers - 12% match to Skillet Lickers

Genres: Christian & Gospel Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US folk group was formed in 1949 by artists with a background of traditional music, and comprised Lee Hays (1914, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, d. 26 August 1981; vocals, guitar), Fred Hellerman (b. 13 May 1927, New York, USA; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Gilbert (b. vocals) and Pete Seeger (b. 3 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, guitar, banjo). Previously, Seege Read more


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