Jimmy Dawkins

Biography

24 October 1936, Tchula, Mississippi, USA. Dawkins taught himself to play blues guitar in the early 50s and moved to Chicago in 1957, forming his own band two years later, while also working club dates with bluesmen such as Jimmy Rogers and Magic Sam. Dawkins is an expressive singer and a strong, inventive guitarist, and in the latter capacity he has been called on for recording sessions by many artists from the 60s onwards; Luther Allison, Wild Child Butler, Phil Guy and Johnny Young are only... Read more

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blues
chicago blues
guitar
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