BLUES MEN and WOMEN.


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The Blues Story.Back ArrowBack ArrowNext ArrowWilliam C. Handy.

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  1. William C. Handy born 16/11/1876 - 28/03/1958.
  2. Charlie Patton born in 1891 - 28/04/1934.
  3. Frank Stokes born 01/01/1888 - 15/09/1955.
  4. Furry Lewis born 06/03/1893 - 14/09/1981.
  5. Huddie Ledbetter born 29/01/1889 - 06/12/1949. ( Leadbelly )
  6. Lonnie Johnson born 08/02/1894 -16/06/1970.
  7. Bessie Smith born 1894/95 - 26/09/1937.
  8. Mance Lipscomb born 09/04/1895 - 30/01/1976.
  9. Blind Lemon Jefferson born 1897 - 1929.
  10. Lizzie Douglas born 03/06/1897 - 06/08/1973. ( Memphis Minnie )
  11. Rice Miller born 05/12/1897 - 25/05/1965. ( Sonny Boy Williamson II )
  12. William Lee Conley Broonzy born 26/06/1898 - 15/08/1958. ( Big Bill )
  13. Blind Willie McTell born 05/05/1898 - 1959.
  14. John Adam Estes born 25/01/1899 - 5/06/1977. ( Sleepy John Estes )
  15. William Bunch born 21/12/1902 - Dec 1941. ( Peetie Wheatstraw )
  16. Hudson Woodbridge born 8/01/1903 - 19/03/1981. ( Tampa Red )
  17. Joe Lee Williams born 16/10/1903 - 17/12/1982. ( Big Joe )
  18. Fred McDowell born 12/01/1904 - 03/07/1972.
  19. Leroy Carr born 27/03/1905 -29/04/1935.
  20. Major Merriweather born 31/03/1905 - 26/02/1953. ( Big Maceo )
  21. Arthur Crudup born 24/08/1905 - 28/03/1974. ( Big Boy )
  22. Roosevelt Sykes born 31/01/1906 - 11/07/1983.
  23. Victoria Spivey born 15/10/1906 - 03/10/1976.
  24. Bukka White born 12/11/1906 - 26/02/1977.
  25. Fulton Allen born 10/07/1907 - 13/02/1941. ( Blind Boy Fuller )
  26. Louis Jordan born 08/07/1908 - 05/02/1975.
  27. William Thomas Dupree born 23/07/1909 - 21/01/1992. ( Champion Jack )
  28. Robert Lee McCollum born 30/11/1909 - 05/11/1967. ( Robert Nighthawk )
  29. Joe Bennie Pugh born 10/07/1926 - 03/04/1960. ( Forrest City Joe )
  30. Aaron Thibeaux Walker born 28/05/1910 - 16/03/1975. ( T-Bone Walker )
  31. Chester Arthur Burnett born 10/06/1910 - 10/01/1976. ( Howlin' Wolf )
  32. Robert Johnson born 08/05/1911 - 16/08/1938.
  33. Willie Perryman born 19/10/1911 - 25/07/1985. ( Piano Red )
  34. Sonny Terry born 24/10/1911 - 11/03/1986.
  35. Walter Brown McGhee born 30/11/1915 - 16/02/1996.
  36. Joseph Vernon Turner born 18/05/1911 - 24/11/1985. ( Big Joe )
  37. Lightnin' Hopkins born 15/03/1912 - 30/01/1982.
  38. Cecil Gant born 04/04/1913 - 04/02/1951.
  39. Wynonie Harris born 24/08/1913 - 14/06/1969.
  40. Edward Riley Boyd born 13 or 25/11/1914 - 13/07/1994. ( Eddie Boyd )
  41. McKinley Morganfield born 04/04/1915 - 30/04/1983. ( Muddy Waters )
  42. Willie Dixon born 01/07/1915 - 29/01/1992.
  43. Johnny Shines born 26/04/1915 - 22/04/1992.
  44. John L. Chatman born 03/09/1915 - 24/02/1988. ( Memphis Slim )
  45. John Lee Hooker born 22/08/1917/20 - 21/06/2001.
  46. Eddie Vinson born 19/12/1917 - 02/07/1988.
  47. Walter Horton born 06/04/1918 - 08/12/1981.
  48. Elmore James born 27/01/1918 - 23/05/1963.
  49. Henry Roeland Byrd born 19/12/1918 - 30/01/1980. ( Professor Longhair )
  50. Clifton Chenier born 25/06/1925 - 12/12/1987.
  51. Lowell Fulson born 31/03/1921.
  52. Jimmy McCracklin born 13/08/1921.
  53. Charles Brown born 13/09/1922 - 21/01/1999.
  54. Albert Nelson born 25/04/1923 - 21/12/1992. ( Albert King )
  55. James Witherspoon born 08/08/1923 - 22/09/1997. ( Jimmy )
  56. Clarence Brown born 18/04/1924. ( 'Gatemouth' )
  57. James A. Lane born 03/06/1924 - 19/12/1997. ( Jimmy Rogers )
  58. Riley B. King born 16/09/1925 - 14/05/2015. ( B.B. King )
  59. John Mayall born 19/11/1933.
  60. Eric Clapton born 30/03/1945.


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