Mighty Joe Young

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by Mighty Joe Young

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23 September 1927, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 March 1999, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Blues guitarist Joe Young grew up in the northern state of Wisconsin but later relocated to Louisiana before settling in Chicago in the 50s. There he briefly joined a group called Joe Little And His Heart Breakers before joining ex-Muddy Waters harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold in his band. He acquired his ‘Mighty’ nickname thanks to his muscular build, developed as a boxer in his younger days. He... Read more

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blues
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blues rock
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