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Blues Singer

Oli Brown

Oli Brown About Known for his work in the blues genre, this British vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist formed a band called RavenEye and released three albums between 2008 and 2012: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose; Open Road; and Here I Am. Other Informations He recorded his debut album after signing in early 2008 with …

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Johnny Copeland

Johnny Copeland About Blues guitar player and singer who sang songs like “Please Let Me Know.” Other Informations He started singing in 1956 and signed with Duke Records the following year. In 1987 his album Showdown! received a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. His daughter is musician Shemekia Copeland. He performed alongside Stevie …

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Randy Debarge

Randy Debarge About Famous during the 1980s as a member of his family’s DeBarge soul group, this rhythm & blues vocalist and bassist was the lyricist and one of the singers of the 1982 hit “I Like It.” His group’s other popular songs include “Rhythm of the Night” and “All This Love.” Other Informations He …

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Willie Clayton

Willie Clayton About Chicago-based blues singer who has recorded over 25 albums, including Changing Tha Game and My Tyme. His album Something to Talk About peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Blues Chart in 1998. Other Informations He was a gospel singer in a local church before releasing his first single, That’s the Way …

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Skip James

Skip James About Delta blues singer and guitarist who released songs like “Crow Jane,” “Devil Got My Woman,” and “Yola My Blues Away.” Other Informations He worked in construction, building roads and levees in Mississippi. His song ‘Hard Time Killing Floor Blues’ was covered by Chris Thomas King for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? …

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Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard About Louisiana-born vocalist and songwriter whose multiple albums include S.O.S.: Save Our Soul, which reached number nine on the U.S. Independent Albums chart. His style of music, often called “Bayou Soul,” was influenced by the rock, pop, funk, and R&B genres. Other Informations In the early 2000s, he was part of a Christian …

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Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey About The Mother of the Blues who was among the first singers to infuse folk blues music into her performances. She recorded more than one hundred songs over the course of her career, including “See See Rider.” Other Informations Beginning her singing career at the Springer Opera House at the turn of the …

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Shuggie Otis

Shuggie Otis About Singer-songwriter and blues guitarist who sang “Inspiration Information” in 1974. Other Informations He recorded all of his album Super Session in one weekend when he was fifteen. His hit song “Strawberry Letter 23” reached #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1977. His father, Johnny Otis, was a bandleader, composer, and DJ. In …

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John Koerner

John Koerner About Known for being a guitarist and vocalist for the blues group Koerner, Ray & Glover. Other Informations He attended the University of Minnesota with the plan to major in engineering, but soon became immersed in the local music scene. He was reported to be an early influence on Bob Dylan who mentioned …

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Roxanne Potvin

Roxanne Potvin About Canadian bilingual Gatineau, Quebec singer and guitarist who has been nominated for a Maple Blue Award in the Female Vocalist of the Year category in 2008. Other Informations She made her debut with a recording in 2002 on the Northern Blues release, Bogart’s Bounce. Her 2006 album, The Way It Feels, was …

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Lucille Hegamin

Lucille Hegamin About Pioneering blueswoman of the 1920s who released hits like “Arkansas Blues.” Other Informations She was part of the traveling Laurel Harper Minstrel Stock Company, performing in tents around the South and she moved to Chicago in 1909. She made the “St. Louis Blues” popular as a standard in Chicago. She was born …

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Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor About Grammy and Blues Music Award-winning singer who is known as the Queen of the Blues and who recorded “Wang Dang Doodle.” Other Informations She left her rural life in the South with her truck driver husband, eventually landing in Chicago where she sought out singing jobs. She was spotted by Willie Dixon …