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Professor Longhair - 100% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Jazz World Music
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Henry Roeland Byrd, 19 December 1918, Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 January 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Byrd grew up in New Orleans where he was part of a novelty dance team in the 30s. He also played piano, accompanying John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson. After wartime service, Byrd gained a residency at the Caldonia club, whose owner christened him Professo Read more

Allen Toussaint - 62% match to Dr. John

Genres: R&B / Soul Cajun & Zydeco Jazz Documentaries Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

The Meters - 46% match to Dr. John

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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This fundamental quartet, Art Neville (Arthur Lanon Neville, 17 December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; keyboards), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), George Porter Jnr. (b. 26 December 1947, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; bass) and Joseph ‘Zigaboo/Ziggy’ Modeliste (drums), came together during informal sessions held in various New Orleans nightclubs. Initially known as Ar Read more

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal - 44% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues Drama Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries R&B / Soul Television World Music Musicals & The Arts Blues Children's Music
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Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, 17 May 1940, New York City, New York, USA. The son of a West Indian jazz arranger, Taj Mahal developed his early interest in black music by studying its origins while at the University of Massachusetts. After graduating with a BA in Agriculture, he began performing in Boston clubs, before moving to the west coast in 1965. The artist was a founde Read more

The Neville Brothers - 44% match to Dr. John

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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The Neville Brothers represent the essence of 40 years of New Orleans music distilled within one family unit. The Nevilles comprise Art (Arthur Lanon Neville, 17 December 1937, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; keyboards/vocals), Charles (b. 28 December 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; saxophone/flute), Aaron Neville (b. 24 January 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; vocals/ke Read more

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - 41% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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18 April 1924, Vinton, Louisiana, USA, some sources give Orange, Texas, where he was raised from the age of three weeks, d. 10 September 2005, Orange, Texas, USA. Brown’s father was a musician who taught him to play guitar and fiddle, and during his youth he heard the music of Tampa Red, Bob Wills, Count Basie, and others. He toured the south as a drummer with a travell Read more

Lee Dorsey - 38% match to Dr. John

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Irving Lee Dorsey, 24 December 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An ex-boxer (nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate’) turned singer, Dorsey first recorded for Joe Banashak’s Instant label. One song, ‘Lottie Mo’, became a regional hit and led to a contract with Fury. The infectious ‘Ya Ya’ (1961) was a nu Read more

Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder - 36% match to Dr. John

Genres: Pop / Rock Drama Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks Comedy Westerns Action & Adventure Documentaries World Music Musicals & The Arts Special Interest World Music Blues Folk Instrumental Latin Music Videos & Concerts
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Ryland Peter Cooder, 15 March 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of popular music’s premier talents, Cooder mastered the rudiments of guitar while still a child. He learned the techniques of traditional music from Rev. Gary Davis and by the age of 17 was part of a blues act with singer Jackie DeShannon. In 1965, he formed the Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and veteran Read more

JJ Cale - 32% match to Dr. John

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Jean W. Cale, 5 December 1938, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. This mercurial artist was raised in Tulsa and first began performing professionally in the 50s as guitarist in a western swing group. With the advent of rock ‘n’ roll he led his own group, Johnnie Cale And The Valentines, before making an unsuccessful foray into country music. In 1964, Cale settled in Los Read more

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples - 29% match to Dr. John

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Christian & Gospel Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Blues Cajun & Zydeco Documentaries R&B / Soul
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10 July 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The exceptional lead voice of the Staple Singers began a simultaneous solo career when the group was signed to the Stax Records label in 1968. Here she began recording distinctly secular material including songs by Otis Redding (‘Good To Me’, ‘Security’), Sam Cooke (‘You Send Me’) and Joe Simon (‘The C Read more

John Mayall - 28% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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29 November 1933, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. The career of England’s premier white blues exponent and father of British blues has now spanned six decades and much of that time has been unintentionally spent acting as a musical catalyst. Read more

Albert Collins - 27% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Blues Pop / Rock
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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening Read more

Bobby "Blue" Bland - 27% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Robert Calvin Bland, 27 January 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee, USA. Having moved to Memphis with his mother, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland started singing with local gospel groups, including the Miniatures. Eager to expand his interests, he began frequenting the city’s infamous Beale Street, where he became associated with an ad hoc circle of aspiring musicians, named, not u Read more

Howlin' Wolf - 27% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Blues Folk Jazz Soundtracks
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Howling Wolf - 27% match to Dr. John

Genres: Blues
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