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Houston Stackhouse - 70% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Pop / Rock
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28 September 1910, Wesson, Mississippi, USA, d. 1981. Despite his colourful name and his reputation among his peers, Stackhouse only received interest and acclaim towards the end of his life, although he played a contributory role in the development of delta blues. He became an active musician in his teens, learning first harmonica, violin, then mandolin and guitar. Moving t Read more

Frank Stokes - 67% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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1 January 1888, Whitehaven, Tennessee, USA, d. 12 September 1955, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Stokes was raised in Mississippi, taking up the guitar early in life. He worked on medicine shows, and in the streets of Memphis in the bands of Will Batts and Jack Kelly. By 1927, when Stokes and his fellow guitarist Dan Sane made their first records as the Beale Street Sheiks, they w Read more

Kokomo Arnold - 58% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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15 February 1901, Lovejoy’s Station, Georgia, USA. d. 8 November 1968, Chicago, Illinois, USA. ‘Kokomo’ Arnold was a left-handed slide blues guitarist who learned the basics of his style from his cousin, James Wigges. After working in steel mills in Illinois and Pennsylvania he became a dedicated fisherman and moonshiner, who looked upon his musical success as Read more

Robert Wilkins - 55% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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16 January 1896, Hernando, Mississippi, USA, d. 30 May 1987, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Wilkins moved to Memphis during World War I, and by the 20s was playing his guitar and singing in the blues joints of Beale Street. Between 1928 and 1934, he made a series of excellent recordings, which showed a carefully crafted approach, tailoring his finger-picking accompaniments to suit Read more

Papa Charlie Jackson - 39% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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c.1885, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1938, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Papa Charlie Jackson belonged to the first generation of rural black singers to record. He was a banjo player who had toured the south in medicine shows and worked anywhere else where he thought he might make money. He became popular after his first records were issued by Paramount in 1924, by which time h Read more

Casey Bill Weldon - 37% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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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

Robert Pete Williams - 37% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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14 March 1914, Zachary, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 December 1980, Rosedale, Louisiana, USA. Although he had been playing and singing blues since he was a young man, Williams first came to wider notice when he was recorded in 1958 by folklorist Harry Oster. At the time, Williams was serving a sentence for murder at the Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana. His sombre vocals and Read more

Mance Lipscomb - 33% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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9 April 1895, Navasota, Texas, USA, d. 30 January 1976, Navasota, Texas, USA. The son of a former slave and professional fiddle player, Lipscomb initially learned that instrument and later the guitar. For many years he played on a solely local basis, while working as a farmer, and only made his first recordings at the age of 65, in 1960. Over the following 15 years, he made Read more

Bumble Bee Slim - 30% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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Amos Easton, 7 May 1905, Brunswick, Georgia, USA, d. 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA. Bumble Bee Slim was a blues guitarist, although he seldom played on record; it was as a singer that he recorded prolifically from 1931-37. Leaving home around 1920, he led a itinerant life for eight years before settling in Indianapolis, and later Chicago. As a singer, he was influenced Read more

Robert Nighthawk - 27% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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Robert McCollum, 30 November 1909, Helena, Arkansas, USA, d. 5 November 1967, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Having left home in his early teens, McCollum initially supported himself financially by playing harmonica, but by the 30s had switched to guitar under the tutelage of Houston Stackhouse. The two musicians, together with Robert’s brother Percy, formed a string band that Read more

Buddy Moss - 25% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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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

Frank Frost - 25% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues
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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

Pink Anderson - 25% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Pinkney Anderson, 12 February 1900, Laurens, South Carolina, USA, d. 12 October 1974, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. For much of his life, Anderson was Spartanburg’s most famous songster and medicine show huckster. He was 10 when he first learned to play the guitar in open tuning. He also earned money as a buck dancer on the streets of Laurens. In 1917 he joined  Read more

Charlie McCoy - 24% match to Ishman Bracey

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Blues Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal
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