Jimmy McCracklin

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by Jimmy McCracklin

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James David Walker, 13 August 1921, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. A former professional boxer, McCracklin began his singing career in 1945 when he recorded some demos with J. D. Nicholson on piano. Four years later he formed his own band, the Blues Blasters, in San Francisco and recorded for Modern Records. These recordings from 1948-1950 are magnificent slices of pure R&B, and to this day remain woefully neglected. The recordings feature some wonderfully distorted guitar playing from Bob... Read more

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blues
soul
60s
jump blues
chess records
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