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Andrew 'Blueblood' McMahon

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B. 12 April 1926, Delhi, Louisiana, USA, d. 17 February 1984, Monroe, Louisiana, USA. McMahon played blues and hillbilly music in Mississippi and worked with Bukka White in Memphis,...

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Angela Strehli

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B. 22 November 1945, Lubbock, Texas, USA. A linchpin in the Austin blues scene from its inception in the 70s, Strehli had met up with Lubbockites Joe Ely and Jimmie ...

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Auburn 'Pat' Hare

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B. 20 December 1930, Parkin, Arkansas, USA, d. 26 September 1980, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Pat Hare is best known for his excellent work as an accompanying guitarist with Little ...

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Big Bad Smitty

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B. John Henry Smith, 11 February 1940, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. Though physically approaching the bulk of Howlin’ Wolf and making his reputation on versions of several Wolf classics,...

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'Big' George Brock

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B. 16 May 1932, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Brock’s father gave him a harmonica as a Christmas present when he was aged eight. At the age of 12, he sang at ...

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Bihari Brothers

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The Bihari family moved in 1941 from Oklahoma to Los Angeles where eldest brother Jules went into business as a supplier and operator of jukeboxes for the black community. The ...

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Bill T Jones

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(b Bunnell, Fla., 15 Feb. 1952)

US dancer, choreographer, and company director. He discovered dance while in college on a sports scholarship (State University of New York at...

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blues

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Slow jazz song of lamentation, generally for an unhappy love affair. Usually in groups of 12 bars, instead of 8 or 16, each stanza being 3 lines covering 4 bars of music. Tonality...

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Bob Hall

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B. London, England. At the time of the release of his debut solo album in 1993, Hall had established a significant reputation as a blues pianist and keyboard player. Howlin’ ...

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Buddy Guy

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B. George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying...

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