Son Seals

Genres: Blues
Tags: blues blues rock guitar classic blues chicago blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frank Seals Jnr., 14 August 1942, Osceola, Arkansas, USA, d. 20 December 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Son Seals was one of 13 children of Jim Seals, an entertainer and club owner in rural Arkansas. Son began his musical education on the drums and worked with many of the later famous musicians who travelled through the area. Having taught himself to play the guitar, he formed his own band to work around the city of Little Rock. He moved to Chicago in 1971, initially to work outside music, although he soon began to make appearances at local clubs. In 1973, he signed to Alligator Records and recorded his first album. Following this release he became well known on the blues scene both in the USA and in Europe. Edging towards the ‘soul blues’ category his career gained strength, and in 1980 he took part in Chicagofest alongside Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor (Seals was later nominated for a Grammy for the live recording of the event). 1984 saw the release of...

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