Maurice John Vaughn
|Tags:||blues under 2000 listeners rock southern rock blues guitar|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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10 May 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A self-taught blues musician, Vaughan began playing at the age of 12. Although he was primarily known as a guitarist and saxophonist, he also played piano and bass guitar. His influences include Howlin Wolf, Elmore James and particularly Albert King. After appearing on several sessions (including Phil Guys), he released his debut album on his own Reecy label in 1984. It was later picked up by Alligator Records; he also recorded for that labels New Bluesblood anthology in 1987, as well as for the French label Blue Phoenix. In 1988 Guitar Player magazine included him in its listing of the greatest working blues musicians.