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Earl King

Biography

Earl Silas Johnson IV, 7 February 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 April 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The son of a blues pianist, King became an accomplished guitarist and singer with local bands before making his first recordings in 1953 for Savoy Records (‘Have You Gone Crazy’, credited to Earl Johnson) and Specialty Records (‘A Mother’s Love’). Strongly influenced by Guitar Slim, during the mid-50s he worked with Huey Smith’s band and recorded his... Read more

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new orleans
rhythm and blues
blues
funk
new orleans rhythm and blues
new orleans blues
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