Wilbert Harrison is best known for his version of the Leiber and Stoller son " Kansas City", which topped the R & B and pop charts on May 18, 1959 and sold an estimated 2 million copies at the time of its release.
Precious few pianists could boost the thundering boogie prowess of Roosevelt Sykes, and, even fewer could chase away the blues with his blues as the rotund cigar-chomping 88's ace did.
Fuller was a fine, expressive vocalist and a masterful guitar player best remembered for his up-tempo ragtime hits. He was one of the most recorded artists in the 1930's, and by far the most popular and influential blues player of all time
The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues". Bessie's recordings range from uproarious vaudeville songs to slow blues.
Blues guitarist Brownie McGhee and harmonica player Sonny Terry formed one of the longest and most popular duos in blues history. They performed and recorded together for nearly forty years and played a big part in exposing the Piedmont blues style to a white urban folk crowd in the late 1950's and early 60's.
Lonnie Johnson was one of the most influential and original blues musicians and one of the first great modern blues guitarists. For more than 40 years, Johnson played blues, jazz, and ballads his way..
Big Bill Broonzy is among a select few of the most important figures in recorded blues history. In The USA he was instrumental in the growth of the Chicago Blues sound, and his travels abroad rank him as one of the leading blues ambassadors.
The Boogie Assault was recorded live in Australia in 1983. The band stands as a testament to the timeless power of Rhythm & Blues. Songs include: On The Road Again, Goin' Up The Country, Let's Work Together, Refried Hockey Boogie & Amphetamine Annie, Hell's On Down The Line.
John Mayall's love of the Blues, which he himself called a "crusade", probably did more in the 60's to turn the youth of the world's ears back toward the real Blues than any other artist.
Upon its release this album was hailed by the Sun Herald in Sydney as the best Jazz/Blues album of the year. Songs include: Kansas City, Ain't Nobody's Business, Gee Baby Ain't I Been Good To You, Nobody Knows You, Goin' To Chicago, See See Rider and more.
This album shows Bo in his element on tour in Europe and playing his classics as only Big Bad Bo can. Songs include: You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover, Road Runner, I'm A Man, Mona.
Here is one of the greats, doin' what he knows best ..... bein' like no-one else in the business. Songs include: Live Or Die, Because Of You, Don't Fool WIth Me, Furburger, Cookie Time, Bushman Tucker and more./p>
Johnny Clyde Copeland was born in 1937 in Haynesville, Louisiana; he enjoyed artists like B.B. King and Sonny Boy Williamson as a youth, but it wasn't until after he and his mother moved to Houston in 1950 that he became actively involved in music.