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Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley - 100% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Comedy Country & Bluegrass Jazz Soundtracks
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Otha Ellas Bates (later known as Ellas McDaniel), 30 December 1928, McComb, Mississippi, USA. After beginning his career as a boxer, where he received the sobriquet ‘Bo Diddley’, the singer worked the blues clubs of Chicago with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. In late 1954, he teamed up with Billy Boy Arnold and recorded Read more

Big Mama Thornton - 55% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music & Radio
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11 December 1926, Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 25 July 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Willie Mae Thornton was the daughter of a minister and learned drums and harmonica as a child. By the early 40s she was singing and dancing in Sammy Green’s Hot Harlem Revue throughout the southern states. Basing herself in Texas, she made her first records as Big Mama Thornton fo Read more

Howlin' Wolf - 54% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Blues Folk Jazz Soundtracks
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Howling Wolf - 54% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues
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Fats Domino

Fats Domino - 52% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Blues Dance Drama Soundtracks
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Antoine Domino, 26 February 1928, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. From a large family, Domino learned piano from local musician Harrison Verrett who was also his brother-in-law. A factory worker after leaving school, Domino played in local clubs such as the Hideaway. It was there in 1949 that band leader Dave Bartholomew and Lew Chudd of Imperial Records heard him. His first re Read more

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker - 52% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Comedy Country & Bluegrass Drama Folk 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

Dr. John - 51% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Cajun & Zydeco Blues Music Videos & Concerts Funk Musicals & The Arts Blues Comedy Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae Soundtracks Television Documentaries
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Little Walter - 51% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Jazz
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Muddy Waters - 51% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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

Big Joe Turner - 45% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock
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Joseph Vernon Turner, 18 May 1911, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 24 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. ‘Big’ Joe Turner (aka Big Vernon) began singing in local clubs in his early teens upon the death of his father, and at the age of 15 teamed up with pianist Pete Johnson. Their professional relationship lasted on-and-off for over 40 years. During the lat Read more

Jimmy Reed - 44% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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

Albert King - 43% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Albert Nelson, 23 April 1923 (although three other dates have also been published), Indianola, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 December 1992, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Despite the fact that his work has been overshadowed by that of his regal namesake B.B. King, this exceptional performer was one of the finest in the entire blues/soul canon. King’s first solo recording, ‘Bad Read more

The Coasters - 42% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Vocals Vocals Easy Listening Music Theme Holiday & Seasonal
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The illustrious career of the Coasters, the pre-eminent vocal group of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, was built on a remarkable body of cleverly comic R&B songs for Atco Records fashioned by their producers, Leiber And Stoller. Under their direction, the Coasters exchanged the crooning of ballads favoured by most groups of the era for robust and full-throated R& Read more

LaVern Baker - 41% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Jazz Vocals Soundtracks
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Delores Williams, 11 November 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 10 March 1997, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Baker was a pioneering voice in the fusion of R&B and rock ‘n’ roll in the 50s. In 1947 she was discovered in a Chicago nightclub by band leader Fletcher Henderson. Although still in her teens, the singer won a recording contract with the influ Read more

Lightnin' Hopkins - 41% match to Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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

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