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Snooks Eaglin - 100% match to Earl King

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fird Eaglin, 21 January 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Eaglin was left blind after a childhood illness and was given the nickname Snooks after a character in a radio series. He played guitar and sang in Baptist churches before winning a local talent contest in 1947. During the 50s he was a street singer in New Orleans, performing a variety of pop, blues and folk material Read more

Professor Longhair - 60% match to Earl King

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco R&B / Soul Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Roeland Byrd, 19 December 1918, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 January 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Byrd grew up in New Orleans where he was part of a novelty dance team in the 30s. He also played piano, accompanying John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson. After wartime service, Byrd gained a residency at the Caldonia club, whose owner christened him Professo Read more

Smiley Lewis - 60% match to Earl King

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overton Amos Lemons, 5 July 1913, DeQuincy, Louisiana, USA, d. 7 October 1966, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. While failing to gain the commercial plaudits his work deserved, this New Orleans-based artist was responsible for some of that city’s finest music. He made his recording debut, as Smiling Lewis, in 1947, but his strongest work appeared during the 50s. ‘The B Read more

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - 51% match to Earl King

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Cajun & Zydeco R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 April 1924, Vinton, Louisiana, USA, some sources give Orange, Texas, where he was raised from the age of three weeks, d. 10 September 2005, Orange, Texas, USA. Brown’s father was a musician who taught him to play guitar and fiddle, and during his youth he heard the music of Tampa Red, Bob Wills, Count Basie, and others. He toured the south as a drummer with a travell Read more

Guitar Slim - 51% match to Earl King

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Cajun & Zydeco
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Bobby Charles - 47% match to Earl King

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Charles Guidry, 21 February 1938, Abbeville, Louisiana, USA. Charles became well known in the 50s when three of his songs - ‘See You Later Alligator’, ‘Walking To New Orleans’ and ‘But I Do’ - were successfully covered by Bill Haley, Fats Domino and Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry. The composer also recorded in his own right for Chicag Read more

Ernie K. Doe - 46% match to Earl King

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Lee Dorsey - 44% match to Earl King

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irving Lee Dorsey, 24 December 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An ex-boxer (nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate’) turned singer, Dorsey first recorded for Joe Banashak’s Instant label. One song, ‘Lottie Mo’, became a regional hit and led to a contract with Fury. The infectious ‘Ya Ya’ (1961) was a nu Read more

Little Milton - 44% match to Earl King

Genres: R&B / Soul Blues Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel
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Dr. John - 42% match to Earl King

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues Music Videos & Concerts Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Documentaries Funk Blues Jazz Reggae Soundtracks Television Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bobby Marchan - 37% match to Earl King

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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30 April 1930, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, d. 5 December 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Marchan was a New Orleans entertainer who had moderate success both as a rock ‘n’ roller and soul singer. His long-time career as a female impersonator reflected a time-honoured tradition in black entertainment, originating in medicine shows. He began performing in Ohio as a comi Read more

Champion Jack Dupree - 36% match to Earl King

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Thomas Dupree, 4 July 1910, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 January 1992, Hanover, Germany. (Dupree’s birth date is the matter of some conjecture and is sometimes listed as 23 July 1909). Orphaned in infancy, Dupree was raised in the Colored Waifs Home for Boys until the age of 14. After leaving, he led a marginal existence, singing for tips, and learning pia Read more

Allen Toussaint - 34% match to Earl King

Genres: R&B / Soul Cajun & Zydeco Cajun & Zydeco Documentaries Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

James Booker - 34% match to Earl King

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 December 1939, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 8 November 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. As an exceptionally talented child, Booker studied classical piano, but balanced his virtuosity with blues and boogie learned from Isidore ‘Tuts’ Washington and Edward Frank. In his early teens he appeared on radio WMRY and formed a band he called Booker Boy And The Rhyt Read more

Freddie King - 33% match to Earl King

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Blues Educational Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Billy Myles, 3 September 1934, Gilmer, Texas, USA, d. 28 December 1976, Dallas, Texas. Freddie (aka Freddy) was one of the triumvirate of Kings (the others being B.B. and Albert) who ruled the blues throughout the 60s. He was the possessor of a light, laid-back, but not unemotional voice and a facile fast-fingered guitar technique that made him the hero of many young discipl Read more


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