John Primer was part of the legendary Magic Slim & The Teardrops for over 10 years. 2013 Slim died, but his spirit is still there in the Blues world. During his days with Slim, he always opened the show with his great voice and guitar performance.
Terry was born 1961 in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Besides the Burnsides and Kimbrogh Family he is the only musician left who plays the Hill Country Blues. Also there are just a few harp players left in Mississippi and he is the only one who plays harp & guitar together.
Harmonica Hinds is besides Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch and James Cotton – one of the last harp players of the old tradition!
He played on many record sessions in the last years – on the Mud Morganfield CD – and plays and sings also on the WOLF CD – From The Country To The City.
He was born 40 years ago in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He is the son of James Son Thomas a blues legend from Leland, Mississippi. He learned a lot from his father and also played together with him 10 years.
Jimmy is the last known Blues Musician who can play the Betonia Blues Style. The Betonia Blues Style is called after the Style of Skip James and Jack Owens, who played the famous songs “Hard Times” and “Devil”.
John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt (July 3, 1893 or March 8, 1892 — November 2, 1966) was an American country blues singer and guitarist. Hurt incorporated a fast, pick-less, syncopated finger picking style that he taught himself.
Kelly’s musical style is a mix of his blues, funk, and disco roots. His guitar solos are multinoted and precise, and though he is quite fast, he still manages to squeeze a great amount of feeling from every note.
The legendary Jimmy Mayes – one of the best Chicago Blues drummers, who played with Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Joey Dee and Jimi Hendrix and many more – signed with Wolf Records and recorded his first CD ever.
Eddie Taylor Jr. was born in March 27, 1972 in Chicago Ill.. He was the son of the late great Eddie Taylor, the legendary Big Town Playboy and creator of the Jimmy Reed Sound. Eddie Taylor Jr. has inherited his extraordinary talent from his father, blues god Eddie Taylor.
Eddie was born on January 4, 1926 in the Wilmot Community just south of Leland and grew up helping his family tend the fields. He got his first taste of guitar, like many before him, by playing the one-stringed diddly-bow with a knife or broken bottle neck.
This album will be a new CD in the category “Blues Classic” following musicians like Big Billy Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell, Charley Patton, Memphis Slim and many more. This CD is from Buddy Moss, his 23 best songs! Great Atlanta Country Blues!
The no longer existent original Maxwell Street Market was not only a market for the population but also the first performance location for musicians that traveled from South to North. Afterwards these musicians played in many Chicago Clubs and were seen less on Maxwell Street.
On Vol. 2 to the great Earl Hooker, Homesick James and Lee Jackson.
Now all these great artists are gone – Eddie Shaw is – thank God still there – and there are just a few living who play the “real” Chicago Blues.
“I believe the blues should be sung by an older person because it’s about emotions and experience. I couldn’t do justice to it when I was younger because my voice didn’t have the edge it needed to convey the emotion, nor did I have the first hand experience to sing about blue themes convincingly.
Lottie Kimbrough was born in 1900 in Kansas City, MO. She was one of Kansas City’s best known classic blues singers in 1920’s. She recorded extensively during the period under a variety of pseudonyms for a variety of labels.
In terms of his musical skill, the sheer size of his repertoire, the length and variety of his career and his influence on contemporaries and musicians who would follow, Big Bill Broonzy is among a select few of the most important figures in recorded blues history.