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Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - 100% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Jackie Brenston - 93% match to Buster Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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15 August 1930, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 1979, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Often credited with making the ‘first’ rock ‘n’ roll record, Brenston’s career quickly reached a peak as a result and then entered a 25-year decline. He had returned from army service in 1947 and learned to play saxophone from local musician Jesse Flowers. Sho Read more

The Midnighters - 91% match to Buster Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Joe Hill Louis - 66% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Hill, 23 September 1921, Whitehaven Tennessee, USA, d. 5 August 1957, Memphis, USA. Hill learned blues harmonica from Will Shade as a teenager and was given the name Joe Hill Louis after victory in a boxing match. He performed in Memphis in the late 40s, where he became known as ‘The Be-Bop Boy’, and developed a one-man band act with guitar, foot-drum and ha Read more

Nappy Brown - 66% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Napoleon Brown Goodson Culp, 12 October 1929, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Brown began his career as a gospel singer, but moved to R&B when an appearance in Newark, New Jersey, led to a recording contract with Savoy Records in 1954. A deep-voiced, highly individual R&B singer, he had a number of hits during the 50s, including ‘Don’t Be Angry’ (1955) Read more

Sam Lay - 61% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1935, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The drummer Fred Below put the backbeat into the blues and elevated the records of Muddy Waters and Little Walter, among a host of others, into defining statements. Close behind him is Sam Lay, the inventor of the ‘double shuffle’. Lay began playing drums at 14 and joined his first band, the Moon Dog Combo, in 1956. The foll Read more

Floyd Jones - 60% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 July 1917, Marianna, Arkansas, USA, d. 19 December 1989, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Brought up in the Mississippi Delta, Jones had been playing guitar for some years by the time he settled in Chicago around 1945. He soon became part of a seminal group of musicians that had come up from the south and who were in the process of developing the new electric Chicago blues sound. Read more

The Tempos - 59% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Little Johnny Taylor - 54% match to Buster Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s
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Johnny Lamar Taylor, 11 February 1943, near Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Taylor is one of the finest practitioners of the style of R&B called soul blues, which merges the vocal approach of black gospel with the blues. He was raised in California and began his recording career singing in gospel groups, notably the Mighty Clouds Of Joy and then the Stars of Bethel. Taylor brie Read more

Little Joe Blue - 46% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Joseph Valery, b. 23 September 1934, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, d. 22 April 1990. Brought up in Tallulah, Louisiana, Blue moved to Detroit in 1951, obtaining work in the car plants. He was drafted into the army in 1954 and served two and a half years in Korea. On his return, having always been attentive to the blues, Joe moved into the music business. He had many singles r Read more

Jerry McCain - 45% match to Buster Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1930, Gadsden, Alabama, USA. From a musical family, McCain learned harmonica as a child, and played with local group the Upstarts in the early 50s. He first recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, for Lillian McMurry’s Trumpet label in 1954 (‘Wine-O-Wine’, ‘Stay Out Of Automobiles’, ‘East Of The Sun’). A competent singer and fiery harmoni Read more

Esther Phillips - 44% match to Buster Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock Disco Jazz Television
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 44% match to Buster Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock Vocals
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Frank Frost - 42% match to Buster Brown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1936, Auvergne, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 October 1999, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Frost’s skills encompassed keyboards and guitar, but like many other blues artists, he started with the harmonica. After moving to St. Louis as a teenager, he took up playing with Sonny Boy ‘Rice Miller’ Williamson in the mid-50s, appearing regularly with him on the famous radio Read more

Mitty Collier - 42% match to Buster Brown

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s
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21 June 1941, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. As a member of the travelling gospel group the Hayes Ensemble, Collier toured throughout Alabama and Georgia. Switching to secular music, she was discovered singing in a talent show by Chess Records scout Ralph Bass. Her early releases lacked direction until ‘I’m Your Part Time Love’, an ‘answer’ to Little John Read more

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