Bob Margolin

Genres: Blues
Tags: blues blues rock chicago blues guitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links: Official Homepage Wikipedia


9 May 1949, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. Margolin’s right of passage to the blues came through Chuck Berry, who sparked his interest in the guitar and introduced him to the music of the classic Muddy Waters band. After working in local blues groups, Margolin worked alongside Luther ‘Georgia Boy’ Johnson, who had been in Waters’ band during the 60s. In 1973, he received the call to join Muddy Waters and played with the band until the early 80s, appearing on seven albums for Chess and Blue Sky and backing Waters on his appearance in The Last Waltz, the Band’s farewell concert film. He had begun to front his own band by that time, and when Waters died in 1983 he took up a full-time solo career. Now calling himself Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, his first two albums pay more than ample tribute to his former boss and to post-war Chicago blues, and feature men such as Jimmy Rogers, Pinetop Perkins and Willie Smith. Down In The Alley, with...

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