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Tommy Johnson (1896 – November 1, 1956) was an influential American delta blues musician, who recorded in the late 1920s, and was known for his eerie falsetto voice and intricate guitar playing.

Tommy Johnson – November was an influential American delta blues musician, who recorded in the late and was known for his eerie falsetto voice and intricate guitar playing. His early song "Canned Heat Blues" gave the band the name.

R L Burnside, American Mississippi dirty blues singer, songwriter and guitarist who only gained broad recognition in the early 1990s

R L Burnside, American Mississippi dirty blues singer, songwriter and guitarist who only gained broad recognition in the early

Charley Patton ( April 1887 and 1891 – April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, was a Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man. Musicologist Robert Palmer considers him among the most important musicians in America.  This picture is the only known picture of him to exist. Note his finger placement on the neck of the…

Charley Patton ( April 1887 and 1891 – April 28, 1934), also known as Charlie Patton, was a Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man. Musicologist Robert Palmer considers him among the most important musicians in America. This picture is the only known picture of him to exist. Note his finger placement on the neck of the…

Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis (March 2, 1925 – December 28, 1995) was an American electric blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. He played with John Lee Hooker, recorded an album for Elektra Records in the mid-1960s, and remained a regular street musician on Maxwell Street, Chicago, for over 40 years. He was also known as Jewtown Jimmy, and is best remembered for his songs "Cold Hands" and "4th And Broad".

Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis (March 2, 1925 – December 28, 1995) was an American electric blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. He played with John Lee Hooker, recorded an album for Elektra Records in the mid-1960s, and remained a regular street musician on Maxwell Street, Chicago, for over 40 years. He was also known as Jewtown Jimmy, and is best remembered for his songs "Cold Hands" and "4th And Broad".

James "Super Chikan" Johnson (born February 16, 1951, Darling, Mississippi) is a blues musician, based in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He is the nephew of fellow blues musician Big Jack Johnson. One commentator noted that Super Chikan, Big Jack Johnson, Booba Barnes, R. L. Burnside, and Paul "Wine" Jones were "present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound." Johnson also is a guitar artist, building and decorating many guitars that he uses...

James "Super Chikan" Johnson (born February 16, 1951, Darling, Mississippi) is a blues musician, based in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He is the nephew of fellow blues musician Big Jack Johnson. One commentator noted that Super Chikan, Big Jack Johnson, Booba Barnes, R. L. Burnside, and Paul "Wine" Jones were "present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound." Johnson also is a guitar artist, building and decorating many guitars that he uses...

Blues musician Nathaniel H. ‘‘Nat’’ Reese (March 4, 1924-June 8, 2012)   Born in West Virginia Nat was a multitalented blues artist who over the years worked with many blues greats.

Blues musician Nathaniel H. ‘‘Nat’’ Reese (March Born in West Virginia Nat was a multitalented blues artist who over the years worked with many blues greats.

Les Paul, yes it is an awesome guitar, but looking past that, there was this man behind it. Not only a phenomenal guitarist but a great inventor. He took that first tape recorder Bing Crosby gave him & ran with it becoming the father of mult-track recording. Modern music owes a ton to his creativity.

Happy Birthday Les Paul

R.L. Burnside. #blues http://www.pinterest.com/TheHitman14/musician-bluesjazz-%2B/

This Saturday, The Blues Hall of Fame will unveil a new display of artifacts related to R.

Robert Ward.

Robert Ward.

Sam Chatmon and his dog, even dogs love the blues

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

Johnny Guitar Watson -- Hendrix was greatly influenced by him.

Johnny Guitar Watson (February 1935 – May Hendrix was greatly influenced by him.

Rev Robert Wilkins

Robert Wilkins gave up 'the Devil's music' re-writing his best-known Blues song as 'Prodigal Son', then sued The Stones for royalties when they covered it!

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