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Lonely Road Blues: tracks by Robert Nighthawks, John Lee Hooker, Asie Payton, Johnny Farmer and more!

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, though he preferred "Booker."

Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 1909 – February was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer. "Bukka" is a phonetic spelling of White's first name, though he preferred "Booker.

Koko Taylor Lightin Hopkins

"Raeburn Flerlage photo of Koko Taylor & Lightnin’ Hopkins - Western ”

Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly.  Another Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer from the area (Mooringsport)

Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Another Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer from the area (Mooringsport)

Musician Leadbelly with prison officials, Texas, 1915.

Musician Leadbelly with prison officials, Texas, 1915 for carrying a pistol. He was later convicted and served time for killing 2 men on separate occasions - truly a musical prodigy with a temper.

The man: Lead Belly

Leadbelly: Huddie William Ledbetter (January 1888 – December I know he was way before the but his music so influenced many of the artists in the I felt it important to include him here.

Mississippi Fred McDowell -

Fred McDowell (January 1904 -- July known by his stage name; Mississippi Fred McDowell, was a blues singer and guitar player in the North Missis.

Willie Dixon, Big Joe Williams and Memphis Slim

Blues greats Willie Dixon, Big Joe Williams and Memphis Slim on a Chicago street, mid

Son Sims & Muddy Waters

74 years ago today: Henry 'Son' Sims and a young Muddy Waters record for Alan Lomax just outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Koko Taylor, September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009, was a Chicago style  blues singer, popularly known as the "Queen of the Blues." She was known primarily for her rough, powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings.

Koko Taylor, September 1928 – June was a Chicago style blues singer, popularly known as the "Queen of the Blues." She was known primarily for her rough, powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings.

My Thoughts As Lizzy

If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger,There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats: Artists and Animals / Sam Chatmon

Evil Devil Woman Blues ........Joe McCoy

recorded for Decca in 1934 with Charlie Mccoy on guitar played almost like a mandolin. This song was influenced by the Skip James song " Devil got my wom.

Memphis Millie - A highly competitive guitarist, she once beat the legendary Big Bill Broonzy in a 1933 contest, and was carried aloft by the crowd.

Memphis Minnie, Blues Woman and original writer and performer of When the Levee Breaks (which is often erroneously attributed to Led Zeppelin).

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