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Long John Hunter - 46% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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John Thurman Hunter, 13 July 1931, Ringold, Louisiana, USA. The son of a sharecropper, ‘Long’ John Hunter was raised on a farm in Magnolia, Arkansas. Until his mid-20s, he heard little else but country music, only hearing blues after moving to Beaumont, Texas, to work in a box factory. Attending a B.B. King gig, he was inspired to attempt to play the guitar after w Read more

Mighty Joe Young - 46% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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23 September 1927, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 March 1999, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Blues guitarist Joe Young grew up in the northern state of Wisconsin but later relocated to Louisiana before settling in Chicago in the 50s. There he briefly joined a group called Joe Little And His Heart Breakers before joining ex-Muddy Waters harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold in his ba Read more

Deborah Coleman - 34% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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3 October 1956, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. Blues guitarist Coleman eschewed early stardom, either by accident or fate. She raised a daughter and supported her family with jobs as a nurse and electrician well before recognition as a major blues artist. It is perhaps partly due to her down-to-earth quality that she has earned such a massive crossover following. The early inspi Read more

Michael Hill's Blues Mob - 33% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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Kenny Neal - 32% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
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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. Read more

Eddie C. Campbell - 31% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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6 May 1939, Duncan, Mississippi, USA. Campbell began playing music on a one-string guitar, and later moved to Chicago with his family at the age of seven. He was inspired by Muddy Waters to learn to play seriously, and in the late 50s he was part of the coterie of young, exciting blues guitarists on the city’s west side (acquaintances included Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Luth Read more

Guitar Shorty - 31% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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David William Kearney, 8 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA. A penchant for acrobatics disguises Shorty’s real talent as a blues guitarist. He grew up in Kissimmee, Florida, where his uncle Willie Quarterman introduced him to the guitar. At 17 he was playing in the house band at Tampa’s Club Royal, where he first acquired his stage name. A year later, he went to C Read more

Katie Webster - 31% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts
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Kathryn Jewel Thorne, 9 January 1939, Houston, Texas, USA, 5 September 1999, League City, Texas, USA. Webster learned to play the piano as a child, playing hymn tunes when her mother was within earshot and Fats Domino and Chuck Berry tunes when she was not. She developed, in her words, ‘A funky left hand and a rollin’ right’, which talent led to her becoming Read more

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - 31% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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W.C. Clark - 31% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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Wesley Curley Clark, 16 November 1939, Austin, Texas, USA. Known as ‘the Godfather of Austin Blues’, Clark grew up in a musical family. His father played guitar while successive generations of female family members sang gospel at St. John’s College Baptist Church. He made his professional debut playing guitar at the Victory Grill at the age of 16. Here he met Read more

Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets - 30% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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15 November 1954, Plano, Texas, USA. Funderburgh played blues guitar with several local bands and in 1981 recorded with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. He later formed his own band, the Rockets and signed to blues revivalist label Black Top in 1984. Funderburgh’s guitar pyrotechnics made the group a favourite at blues festivals, where they often performed with veteran harmon Read more

Debbie Davies - 30% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Davies had her first guitar at the age of 12 and when Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, was released in 1965, she set out to memorize all of Clapton’s solos. Intrigued by the names of black blues artists mentioned in his interviews, she discovered the records of Freddie King, Otis Rush and Gatemouth Brown. Her first live gigs were in a club Read more

Kim Wilson - 29% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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6 January 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Wilson is a member of the blues band the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Tigerman, his first solo album, predominantly comprised cover versions, performed by various combinations of ex-and current Thunderbirds, including Duke Robillard, Preston Hubbard, Fran Christina, Gene Taylor and Rusty Zinn, and also Derek O’Brien, Calvin Jones and Ge Read more

A.C. Reed - 28% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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Aaron Corthen Reed, 9 May 1926, Wordell, Missouri, USA, d. 26 February 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Reed was attracted to the saxophone by hearing a Jay ‘Hootie’ McShann record. On moving to Chicago at the age of 15, he bought a saxophone and studied music, although he was tutored in the blues by J.T. Brown. Reed spent much of the 50s touring the south-western sta Read more

Snooky Pryor - 28% match to Big Bill Morganfield

Genres: Blues
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James Edward Pryor, 15 September 1921, Lambert, Mississippi, USA, d. 18 October 2006. As a child Pryor became drawn to the harmonica after watching an albino player, John Blissett, together with his friend Jimmy Rogers. When he was 13 he saw Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson number 2) play. After settling in Chicago in 1945 after US Army service, Pryor joined the Maxwell Str Read more

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