Earl Hooker

2016-11-10T17:07:44+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Earl Hooker was the 'blues guitarists' guitarist,' the most respected six-string wizard in Chicago blues musicians' circles during the 1950s and '60s. A cousin of John Lee Hooker and a protege of slide guitar master [...]

Jody Williams

2018-12-02T17:08:22+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Jody Williams, one of the hottest and most creative guitarists in Chicago during the 1950s, put his guitar down in disgust with the music business in the ’60s. His return to action some three decades [...]

Otis Clay

2018-03-01T16:29:25+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Otis Clay, who has carried the banner of deep soul music in Chicago since the 1960s, has never been a blues singer in the traditional sense, but he became a favorite on the blues circuit [...]

Joe Louis Walker

2016-11-10T17:07:44+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Joe Louis Walker's heralded artistry has kept him at the forefront of the blues ever since his remarkable debut album, Cold is the Night, was released in 1986. A San Francisco native, born on Christmas [...]

Louis Jordan’s Greatest Hits (Decca 1969)

2016-11-10T17:07:43+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Louis Jordan's big hits for Decca Records were massive in their day (1942-1951), when his infectious brand of good-humored jump blues and jive made him the top star in black music. (Just one Jordan hit [...]

Cosimo Matassa

2016-11-10T17:07:43+00:00November 10th, 2016|

The audio artisan who engineered most of New Orleans' great blues and R&B hits from the late 1940s through the 1960s was Cosimo Matassa. Crescent City legends Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Roy Brown, Guitar Slim, [...]

Henry Glover

2016-11-10T17:07:43+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Henry Glover, a multi-talented producer, arranger, songwriter and trumpeter, was responsible for a multitude of blues and R&B hits of the late 1940s and '50s on King Records and associated labels by Little Willie John, [...]

Dave Clark

2016-11-10T17:07:43+00:00November 10th, 2016|

Dave Clark played many roles during a distinguished career but was best known as 'the dean of black promotion men,' or even 'the dean of black music,' period. Clark once traveled the country looking for [...]

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