Delta blues
The Delta blues is one of the earliest styles of blues music. It originated in the Mississippi Delta, a region of the United States that stretches from Memphis, Tennessee in the north to Vicksburg, Mi...
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CeDell Davis
CeDell Davis (born Ellis Davis, 9 June 1927) is an American blues guitarist and singer.Davis is most notable for his distinctive style of guitar playing. Davis plays guitar using a table knife in his...
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Muddy Waters
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983), better known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician. He is often considered the "father of modern Chicago...
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Frank Frost
Frank Frost (April 15, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was one of the foremost American Delta blues harmonica players of his generation.
Frost was born April 15, 1936 in Auvergne, Jackson County, Arkansa...
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Sunnyland Slim
Albert "Sunnyland Slim" Luandrew (September 5, 1906 – March 17, 1995) was an American blues pianist, who was born in the Mississippi Delta, and later moved to Chicago, Illinois, to contribute to that ...
Papa Charlie McCoy
Charles "Papa Charlie" McCoy (May 26, 1909 – July 26, 1950) was an African American delta blues musician and songwriter.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, McCoy was best known by the nickname 'Papa Ch...
Mattie Delaney
Mattie Delaney (ca. 1905 – unknown) was an American delta blues singer and guitarist. She was active in the 1930s with only two known recordings: "Down the Big Road Blues," and "Tallahatchie Riv...
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Alex Miller (possibly December 5, 1912 – May 25, 1965), known professionally as Sonny Boy Williamson, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, from Mississippi. He is acknowledge...
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...
Bo Carter
Armenter "Bo Carter" Chatmon (June 30, 1893 – September 21, 1964) was an American early blues musician. He was a member of the Mississippi Sheiks in concerts, and on a few of their recordings. Carter...
Tommy Bankhead
Tommy Bankhead (October 24, 1931 – December 16, 2000) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer, who backed musicians such as Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Elmore James (his cousin), Jo...
Willie Love
Willie Love (November 4, 1906 – August 19, 1953) was an American Delta blues pianist. He is best known for his association with, and accompaniment of Sonny Boy Williamson II.
Love was born i...
Cecil Augusta
Cecil Augusta (born 1920) is an American Delta blues singer and guitarist, recorded by Alan Lomax in Memphis, Tennessee in 1959.Augusta recorded a single track, "Stop All The Buses", before leaving. T...
Charley Booker
Charley Booker (September 3, 1925 – September 20, 1989) was a blues singer and guitarist from the Mississippi Delta, who recorded in the early 1950s for Modern Records.
Charley Booker was born in ...
Jack Owens (blues singer)
Jack Owens (November 17, 1904 – February 9, 1997) was an American Delta blues singer and guitarist, from Bentonia, Mississippi, United States.
Born L. F. Nelson, Jack Owens' mother was Celi...
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Shardé Thomas
Shardé Thomas (born 1990, Mississippi, United States) is an American fife player in the vanishing American fife and drum blues tradition. She is the granddaughter of Othar Turner, who founded the Risi...
James Thomas (blues musician)
James "Son" Thomas (October 14, 1926 – June 26, 1993) was an American Delta blues musician, gravedigger and sculptor from Leland, Mississippi.
Born in Eden, Mississippi, United States, Thoma...
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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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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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Charlie Patton
Charley Patton (died April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating ...
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Blind Blake
Arthur "Blind" Blake (1896 – December 1, 1934) was an American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He is known for his series of recordings for Paramount Records between 1926 and 1932 and the myst...
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Tommy McClennan
Tommy McClennan (January 4, 1905 – May 9, 1961) was an American Delta blues singer and guitarist.
McClennan was born in Durant, Mississippi, United States, and grew up in the town. He played...
Houston Stackhouse
Houston Stackhouse (September 28, 1910 – September 23, 1980) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer. He is best known for his association and work with Robert Nighthawk. Although Stack...
Kansas Joe McCoy
Kansas Joe McCoy (May 11, 1905 – January 28, 1950) was an American Delta blues musician and songwriter.
McCoy played music under a variety of stage names but is best known as "Kansas Joe McCoy". B...