Pre 1950s

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters Birth Name McKinley Morganfield BORN April 4, 1913 DIED April 30, 1983 (aged 70) GENRES Blues, Chicago blues, delta blues Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica Associated acts Aristocrat, Chess Blue Sky, Tempo-Tone,Parkway McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913  – April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician who …

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Tiny Grimes

Tiny Grimes Biography Tiny Grimes was one of the earliest jazz electric guitarists to be influenced by Charlie Christian, and he developed his own swinging style. Early on, he was a drummer and worked as a pianist in Washington. In 1938, he started playing electric guitar, and two years later he was playing in a popular jive …

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T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker Biography Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer (1910–1975) Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter T-Bone Walker is best known for his hit song “Stormy Monday”  and has been called the Charlie Parker of Blues guitar. Synopsis T-Bone Walker was born on May 28, 1910, in Linden, Texas. He recorded “Trinity River Blues” and “Witchita Falls Blues” in 1929, then played with a …

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