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J.B. Hutto - 71% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Documentaries
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Benjamin Hutto, 26 April 1926, Elko, near Blackville, South Carolina, USA, d. 12 June 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hutto’s family moved to Augusta, Georgia when he was three years old, and he later sang in the Golden Crowns Gospel Singers, before moving to Chicago in 1949. While in Chicago he began to play drums and sing blues with Johnny Ferguson’s Twister Read more

Big Jack Johnson - 37% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 July 1940, Lambert, Mississippi, USA. Johnson’s father led a local band and at the age of 13 Jack was sitting in on acoustic guitar. He was inspired by B.B. King’s records to switch to electric guitar five years later, and in 1962 he sat in with Frank Frost and Sam Carr, with whom he continued to work sporadically through subsequent decades. This group recorded Read more

Casey Bill Weldon - 28% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1909, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. Weldon was briefly married to Memphis Minnie in the 20s, and made his recording debut with the Memphis Jug Band in 1927, also recording under the name of Will Weldon. He sang in a high, straining voice, and played chugging guitar, which, in duet with Vol Stevens, emulated the playing of Charley Jordan. Weldon reappeared in Chicago in Read more

Long John Hunter - 28% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Floyd Jones - 26% match to Homesick James Williamson

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

Buster Benton - 25% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Arley Benton, 19 July 1932, Texarkana, Arkansas, USA, d. 20 January 1996. Benton sang in a gospel choir as a youngster, before moving in 1952 to Toledo, Ohio, where he began playing guitar and turned to the blues, influenced by Sam Cooke and B.B. King. Around the end of the 50s he settled in Chicago, where he led his own band and recorded for the Melloway, Twinight and Alte Read more

James Harman - 25% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Buddy Moss - 24% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Moss, 26 January 1914, Hancock County, Georgia, USA, d. October 1984, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It was as a harmonica player that Moss first appeared on record, in 1930, as one of the Georgia Cotton Pickers with Barbecue Bob and Curley Weaver. Although he apparently learned guitar from Bob, his playing was distinctly in the ragtime-inflected Eastern blues tradition of ar Read more

John Lee Hooker - 24% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Drama Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 August 1917, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 June 2001, Los Altos, California, USA. Dates vary between 1917 to 1920, but owing to the age of Hooker’s mother when he was born, 1917 is the most likely. He was born into a large family, of between 10 and 12 siblings, who all worked on the fields of a large tenanted agricultural farm. Hooker’s first musical exper Read more

Jimmy Reed - 22% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mathis James Reed, 6 September 1925, Leland, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1976, Oakland, California, USA. Jimmy Reed was a true original: he sang in a lazy mush-mouthed ramble, played limited, if instantly recognizable, harmonica, and even more minimal guitar. He produced a series of hits in the 50s that made him the most successful blues singer of the era.

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Michael Hill's Blues Mob - 22% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lightnin' Hopkins - 21% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks R&B / Soul Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Sam Hopkins, 15 March 1912, Centreville, Texas, USA, d. 30 January 1982, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the last great country blues singers, Hopkins’ lengthy career began in the Texas bars and juke joints of the 20s. Towards the end of the decade he formed a duo with a cousin, Texas Alexander, while his Lightnin’ epithet was derived from a subsequent partnership with Read more

Sonny Boy Williamson - 21% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aleck/Alex Miller, 5 December 1899, Glendora, Mississippi, USA, d. 25 May 1965, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Being a man who would never compromise a good story by affording undue attention to veracity, and mischievous to boot, Sonny Boy’s own various accounts of his life were never to be trusted and led to much confusion. This artist was also known as Alex Ford (after his mo Read more

The Mannish Boys - 21% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues
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Willie Kent - 21% match to Homesick James Williamson

Genres: Blues Funk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 February 1936, Sunflower, Mississippi, USA. Kent was brought up in Shelby, Mississippi, and was influenced by the blues he heard on the radio. He settled in Chicago in 1952 and was soon able to hear the top blues artists live in the clubs, although he was under-age. Kent began working as a singer in 1957 and started to play guitar the following year. He quickly switched t Read more


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