Country blues
Country blues (also folk blues, rural blues, backwoods blues, or downhome blues) is acoustic, mainly guitar-driven forms of the blues, that mixes blues elements with characteristics of folk and countr...
Mississippi Sheiks
Sitting On Top Of The World (Hawks -- Jefferson - Simmons) Recorded: no details available The Mississippi Sheiks were a popular and influential guitar and ...
Robert Wilkins
Robert Timothy Wilkins (January 16, 1896 – May 26, 1987) was an American country blues guitarist and vocalist, of African American and Cherokee descent.His distinction was his versatility; he could pl...
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Noah Lewis
Noah Lewis (September 3, 1890 or 1895 – February 7, 1961) was an American jug band and country blues musician, generally known for playing the harmonica.
Lewis was born in Henning, Tennessee...
Carl Martin (musician)
Carl Martin (April 1 or 15, 1906 – May 10, 1979) was an American Piedmont blues musician and vocalist, who was capable with a variety of instruments and musical styles.Martin was born in Big Stone Gap...
Brownie McGhee
Walter Brown ("Brownie") McGhee (November 30, 1915 – February 16, 1996) was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry.
Bro...
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Yank Rachell
James "Yank" Rachell (March 16, 1910 – April 9, 1997) was an American country blues musician, dubbed an "elder statesman of the blues."
Born James Rachell, his career as a performer spanned nearly...
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James Cotton
James Cotton (born July 1, 1935) is an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who has performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time as well as with his own b...
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Reverend Gary Davis
Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972) was an blind African American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo guitar and harmonic...
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Sonny Terry
Saunders Terrell (24 October 1911 — 11 March 1986), better known as Sonny Terry, was a blind, American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequ...
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Willie Brown (musician)
Willie Lee Brown (August 6, 1900 – December 30, 1952) was an influential blues guitar player and vocalist. He partnered with other notable blues musicians such as Son House and Charlie Patton, a...
Hill country blues
Hill Country Blues (also known as The North Mississippi Hill Country Blues or North Mississippi Blues) is a regional style of African American music regarded as distinct from Mississippi Delta blues....
Mississippi John Hurt
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.Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt t...
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Big Joe Williams
Joseph Lee Williams (October 16, 1903 – December 17, 1982), billed throughout his career as Big Joe Williams, was an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distin...
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Robert Johnson
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. His landmark recordings in 1936 and 1937 display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and ...
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Casey Bill Weldon
Casey Bill Weldon (December 10, 1909 – circa 1970?) was an American country blues musician, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas who later lived and worked in Chicago was known as one of the great early...
Tommy Johnson (blues musician)
Tommy Johnson (1896 – November 1, 1956) was an influential American delta blues musician, who recorded in the late 1920s, and was known for his eerie falsetto voice and intricate guitar playing....
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Hambone Willie Newbern
Hambone Willie Newbern (1899–1947) was an American guitar-playing country blues musician. His home community was in the Brownsville, Tennessee area along Tennessee State Route 19. He was reporte...
Thomas A. Dorsey
Thomas Andrew Dorsey (July 1, 1899 – January 23, 1993) was known as "the father of black gospel music" and was at one time so closely associated with the field that songs written in the new styl...
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David "Honeyboy" Edwards
David "Honeyboy" Edwards (June 28, 1915 – August 29, 2011) was a Delta blues guitarist and singer from the American South.
Edwards was born in Shaw, Mississippi. Edwards was 14 years old when...
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Rory Block
Aurora "Rory" Block (born November 6, 1949, Princeton, New Jersey, United States) is an American female blues guitarist and singer, a notable exponent of the country blues style.
Aurora Block was ...
Ishmon Bracey
Ishmon Bracey (January 9, 1901 – February 12, 1970) was an American blues singer and guitarist from Mississippi, considered one of the most important early delta blues performers. With Tommy Johnson,...
Robert Lockwood, Jr.
Robert Lockwood, Jr., also known as Robert Junior Lockwood, (March 27, 1915 – November 21, 2006) was an American Delta blues guitarist, who recorded for Chess Records among other Chicago labels i...
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Big Bill Broonzy
Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1893 – August 14 or 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-Am...
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Charlie Musselwhite
Charles Douglas "Charlie" Musselwhite (born January 31, 1944) is an American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, one of the non-black bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, al...
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Charley Jordan
Charley Jordan (January 1, 1890 - November 15, 1954) was a St. Louis blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, as well as a talent scout, originally from Mabelvale, Arkansas. He was known for a unique ...
Son House
Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. (March 21, 1902 – October 19, 1988) was an American blues singer and guitarist, noted for his highly emotional style of singing and slide guitar playing.After years of hos...
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Cortelia Clark
Cortelia Clark (c. 1907, Chicago, Illinois, United States – December 24, 1969, Nashville, Tennessee) was an African American blues singer and guitarist, known for his performances on the streets of Na...