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Howlin' Wolf - 100% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Blues Folk Jazz Soundtracks
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Howling Wolf - 100% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues
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Jimmy Reed - 100% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Folk Jazz Soundtracks
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Mathis James Reed, 6 September 1925, Leland, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1976, Oakland, California, USA. Jimmy Reed was a true original: he sang in a lazy mush-mouthed ramble, played limited, if instantly recognizable, harmonica, and even more minimal guitar. He produced a series of hits in the 50s that made him the most successful blues singer of the era. Read more

T-Bone Walker - 99% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Music Theme
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Aaron Thibeaux Walker, 28 May 1910, Linden, Texas, USA, d. 16 March 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA. Walker, whose T-Bone acronym is a corruption of his middle name, was raised in Dallas where his parents operated an ‘open house’ to all the touring blues musicians. During his childhood, Walker was brought into contact with artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Read more

Little Walter - 90% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Jazz
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Muddy Waters - 90% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Documentaries Folk Jazz
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McKinley Morganfield, 4 April 1913, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, USA, d. 30 April 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. One of the dominant figures of post-war blues, Muddy Waters was raised in the rural Mississippi town of Clarksdale, in whose juke-joints he came into contact with the legendary Son House and Robert Nighthawk. Having already mastered the rudiments of the harmonica an Read more

Otis Rush - 87% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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29 April 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA. A left-handed blues guitarist, Rush moved to Chicago where his impassioned singing and playing on ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ brought a Top 10 R&B hit in 1956. He became one of the ‘young turks’ of the Chicago scene together with Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Magic Sam. ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby Read more

Magic Sam - 85% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Jazz
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Samuel Gene Maghett, 14 February 1937, Grenada County, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 December 1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although Maghett’s immediate family were not musical, he received encouragement from his uncle, Shakey Jake, a popular blues singer on Chicago’s west side. Maghett arrived in the city in 1950 and by the age of 20 had secured a recording contract with Read more

Willie Dixon - 85% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Folk Jazz
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1 July 1915, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 January 1992, Burbank, California, USA. At an early age Dixon was interested in both words and music, writing lyrics and admiring the playing of Little Brother Montgomery. As an adolescent, Dixon sang bass with local gospel groups, had some confrontation with the law, and hoboed his way to Chicago, where he became a boxer. He e Read more

Lightnin' Hopkins - 80% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Folk Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Blues Music & Radio Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Sam Hopkins, 15 March 1912, Centreville, Texas, USA, d. 30 January 1982, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the last great country blues singers, Hopkins’ lengthy career began in the Texas bars and juke joints of the 20s. Towards the end of the decade he formed a duo with a cousin, Texas Alexander, while his Lightnin’ epithet was derived from a subsequent partnership with Read more

Junior Wells - 76% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Comedy Jazz Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Blues
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Amos Blakemore, 9 December 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 15 January 1998, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Having eschewed parental pressure to pursue a career in gospel music, Wells began playing harmonica on the streets of west Memphis, inspired by local heroes Howlin’ Wolf and Junior Parker. Having followed his mother to Chicago in 1946, the young musician won the respect Read more

Jimmy Rogers - 71% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul
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John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker - 70% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Comedy Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Drama Folk Jazz Pop / Rock Blues
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22 August 1917, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 June 2001, Los Altos, California, USA. Dates vary between 1917 to 1920, but owing to the age of Hooker’s mother when he was born, 1917 is the most likely. He was born into a large family, of between 10 and 12 siblings, who all worked on the fields of a large tenanted agricultural farm. Hooker’s first musical exper Read more

Sonny Boy Williamson - 69% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Aleck/Alex Miller, 5 December 1899, Glendora, Mississippi, USA, d. 25 May 1965, Helena, Arkansas, USA. Being a man who would never compromise a good story by affording undue attention to veracity, and mischievous to boot, Sonny Boy’s own various accounts of his life were never to be trusted and led to much confusion. This artist was also known as Alex Ford (after his mo Read more

Memphis Slim - 67% match to Elmore James

Genres: Blues Jazz R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Folk
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John ‘Peter’ Chatman, 3 September 1915, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1988, Paris, France. One of the most popular performers of the blues idiom, Memphis Slim combined the barrelhouse/boogie-woogie piano style of the pre-war era with a sophisticated vocal intonation. A prolific songwriter, his best-known composition, ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’ Read more

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