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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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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Freddie Spruell
Freddie Spruell (December 28, 1893 – June 19, 1956) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer.He was variously billed as Papa Freddie or Mr. Freddie, and he is generally regarded as the f...
Walter Davis (blues)
Walter Davis (March 1, 1911 – October 22, 1963) was an African American blues singer and pianist. Born in Grenada, Mississippi he died in St. Louis, Missouri.Davis had a rich singing voice that was a...
Bukka White
Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 12, 1909 – February 26, 1977) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer. "Bukka" is a phonetic spelling of White's first name.
Born between Abe...
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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 ...
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...
Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas
Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas is a live blues album, recorded in Dallas, Texas, on October 2004 by Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins...
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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...
Junior Kimbrough
David "Junior" Kimbrough (July 28, 1930 – January 17, 1998) was an American blues musician. His best known work included "Keep Your Hands Off Her" and "All Night Long". Music journalist Tony Russell s...
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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...
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...
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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Geeshie Wiley
Geeshie Wiley (sometimes rendered as Geechie Wiley) was an American female blues singer and guitar player. She recorded three records in the early 1930s. There are no known photographs or images of t...
Mose Vinson
Mose Vinson (June 2 or August 7, 1917 – November 16, 2002) was an American boogie-woogie, blues and jazz pianist and singer. His best known recordings were "Blues with a Feeling" and "Sweet Root Man"....
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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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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Henry Sloan
Henry Sloan (January 1870 – 13 March 1948?) was an African American musician, one of the earliest figures in the history of Delta Blues. Very little is known for certain about his life, other 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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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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Skip James
Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. Born in Bentonia, Mississippi, United States, he died in Phi...
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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...