Tag Archives: Guitar

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Bryan Lee : musicians

Bryan Lee (born March 16, 1943, Two Rivers, Wisconsin) is an American blues guitarist and singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also known by the nickname braille blues daddy and has been a fixture on Bourbon Street scene... more.

February 21, 2013

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Brownie McGhee : musicians

Walter Brown McGhee grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. He contracted polio at the age of four, which left him with a serious limp and plenty of time away from school to practice the guitar chords that he’d learned from... more.

February 21, 2013

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Robert Johnson : musicians

Robert Johnson is certainly the most celebrated figure in the history of the blues. Of course, his legend is immensely fortified by the fact that Johnson also left behind a small legacy of recordings that are considered the emotional... more.

February 21, 2013

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John Lee Hooker : musicians

“The Hook” was a Mississippi native who became the top gent on the Detroit blues circuit in the years following World War II. In 1948, the aspiring bluesman hooked up with entrepreneur Bernie Besman, who helped him hammer out... more.

February 21, 2013

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Blind Lemon Jefferson : musicians

Country blues guitarist and vocalist Blind Lemon Jefferson is indisputably one of the main figures in country blues. He was of the highest in many regards, being one of the founders of Texas blues, one of the most influential... more.

February 21, 2013

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Blind Blake : musicians

One of the greatest blues guitarists of all-time, Blake seems to have been the primary developer of “finger-style” ragtime on the guitar, the six-string equivalent to playing ragtime on the piano.We still don’t know anything verifiable about Blake which... more.

February 21, 2013

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David Bromberg : musicians

A strikingly gifted multi-instrumentalist with an intuitive understanding of American roots music styles and a sly sense of humor, David Bromberg has earned a following for his many solo recordings and has served as a sideman and collaborator with... more.

February 21, 2013

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Blind Willie McTell : musicians

Willie Samuel McTell was one of the blues’ greatest guitarists, and also one of the finest singers ever to work in blues. A major figure with a local following in Atlanta from the 1920s onward, he recorded dozens of... more.

February 21, 2013

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Pink Anderson : musicians

Pink Anderson (full name Pinkney Anderson, February 12, 1900–October 12, 1974) was a blues singer and guitarist, born in Laurens, South Carolina. After being raised in Spartanburg SC, he joined Dr. Kerr of the Indian Remedy Company in 1914... more.

February 21, 2013

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe : musicians

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. A one-of-a-kind pioneer of 20th-century music, Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique... more.

February 21, 2013

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Jeff Healey : musicians

What made Jeff Healey different from other blues-rockers was also what kept some listeners from accepting him as anything other than a novelty — the fact that the blind guitarist played his Fender Stratocaster on his lap, not standing... more.

February 21, 2013