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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - 100% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues
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Carey Bell - 99% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carey Bell Harrington, 14 November 1936, Macon, Mississippi, USA, d. 6 June 2007, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Bell began to play harmonica after being inspired by the records of Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Sonny Boy ‘Rice Miller’ Williams. He played with a white C&W band and with his ‘stepfather’, Lovie Lee. He moved to Chicago with Lee in the mid-50s Read more

Luther Allison - 98% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 August 1939, Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 August 1997, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Born into a family where he was the fourteenth child of 15, the young Allison worked with his siblings in the local cotton fields. In his youth, guitarist Allison sang with a family gospel group and moved to Chicago in 1951, where he attended school with one of Muddy Waters’ children. Read more

Albert Collins - 96% match to Son Seals

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

Lonnie Brooks - 96% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Lee Baker Junior, 18 December 1933, Dubuisson, Louisiana, USA. Brooks took up the electric guitar while living in Port Arthur, Texas, playing as Guitar Junior with Clifton Chenier and Lonesome Sundown. His first solo record was the local hit ‘Family Rules’, made for Eddie Shuler’s Goldband label in 1957. At this time, he also wrote and recorded ‘Pick Me U Read more

Little Charlie & The Nightcats - 85% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The line-up of this popular, long-serving blues band originally comprised Rick Estrin (5 October 1950, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals/harmonica), ‘Little’ Charlie Baty (b. 10 July 1953, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; guitar), Jay Peterson (bass) and Dobie Strange (b. 15 November 1948, Red Bluff, California, USA; drums). One of the most proficient bands performin Read more

Elvin Bishop - 81% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 October 1942, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Bishop moved to Chicago in his teens to study at university. An aspiring guitarist, he became one of several young white musicians to frequent the city’s blues clubs and in 1965 he joined the house band at one such establishment, Big John’s. This group subsequently became known as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and although Read more

Marcia Ball - 81% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1949, Orange, Texas, USA. Born into a musical family, Ball took piano lessons throughout her childhood until she was 14. Her formative years were spent in Vinton, Louisiana, and while at Louisiana State University she played in a blues-rock band, Gum. She also took particular interest in the styles of Fats Domino and Professor Longhair. Moving to Austin in the early Read more

Joe Louis Walker - 73% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1949, San Francisco, California, USA. Although born in the city and raised during the era of ‘flower power’, Walker had a strong and realized sense of the blues tradition. Nevertheless, he abandoned blues in the mid-70s to sing with gospel group the Spiritual Corinthians, but returned to his first love in 1985 when he assembled a new band, the Boss Talk Read more

Tinsley Ellis - 70% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Jimmy Rogers - 69% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues
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Otis Rush - 66% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA. A left-handed blues guitarist, Rush moved to Chicago where his impassioned singing and playing on ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ brought a Top 10 R&B hit in 1956. He became one of the ‘young turks’ of the Chicago scene together with Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Magic Sam. ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby Read more

Jimmy Dawkins - 65% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 October 1936, Tchula, Mississippi, USA. Dawkins taught himself to play blues guitar in the early 50s and moved to Chicago in 1957, forming his own band two years later, while also working club dates with bluesmen such as Jimmy Rogers and Magic Sam. Dawkins is an expressive singer and a strong, inventive guitarist, and in the latter capacity he has been called on for recor Read more

Johnny Shines - 65% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1915, Frayser, Tennessee, USA, d. 20 April 1992, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Johnny Shines was taught to play the guitar by his mother and sometimes worked the streets of Memphis for tips with a group of other youths. In 1932 he set up as a sharecropper in Hughes, Arkansas, but still worked part-time as a musician. During the 30s he hoboed around the work-camp and juk Read more

Kenny Neal - 65% match to Son Seals

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 October 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The oldest son in Baton Rouge’s most famous musical family, six of whom are professional musicians, Neal was groomed throughout the 90s for blues stardom, but in a time of transition it remains an aim rather than an achievement.Neal accompanied his father to gigs from an early age, was given his first Read more


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