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  • Boogie Woogie Red (1925 - 1992)
    Boogie Woogie Red was a Detroit Blues, boogie-woogie and jazz pianist and songwriter. He was born Vernon Harrison in Louisiana and moved to Detroit in 1927. He began performing in local clubs as a teen...
  • Jimmy Burns
    Jimmy Burns is an award-winning Soul Blues and Electric Blues musician. He was born in Mississippi and spent most of his life in Chicago. He began a music career in 1960. His single "I Really Love You"...
  • John Lee Hooker (1917 - 2001)
    John Lee Hooker was a Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Though he lived in Detroit during most of his career, he is not associated with the Chicago-style blues prevalent in the north as much as h...
  • Eddie "Guitar" Burns (1928 - 2012)
    Eddie "Guitar" Burns was a Detroit Blues guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter. He began his music career in 1948 and was active until his death in 2012. In terms of Detroit Bluesmen, he w...
  • Washboard Willie (1909 - 1991)
    Washboard Willie (William P. Hensley) was a Detroit Blues musician, who specialized in playing the washboard. He was born in Georgia and moved to Detroit in 1948. He began his music career in his 30s. ...

Come build their trees from the roots up, because like the man says ....

"The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits." - Willie Dixon

Blues Hall of Fame inductees:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_Hall_of_Fame

https://www.blues.org/halloffame/inductees.php4.php#ref=halloffame_inductees

Musician Biographies from the PBS Series, The Blues

  • Luther Allison
  • Duane Allman
  • Jeff Beck
  • Elvin Bishop
  • Mike Bloomfield
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • David Bromberg
  • Big Bill Broonzy
  • Charles Brown
  • Ruth Brown ‧ 30‧jan‧1928-2006‧nov‧17 ‧
  • Willie Brown
  • Roy Buchanan
  • Paul Butterfield
  • Ray Charles
  • Sam Chatmon
  • Marshall Chess
  • Eric Clapton
  • Willie Cobbs
  • Albert Collins
  • Johnny Copeland
  • Shemekia Copeland ‧ 10-apr-1979 ‧
  • James Cotton
  • Ida Cox ‧ 25‧feb‧1896-1967‧nov‧10 ‧
  • Robert Cray
  • Reverend Gary Davis
  • Bo Diddley
  • Willie Dixon
  • Dr. John
  • Tinsley Ellis
  • Blind Boy Fuller
  • Rosco Gordon
  • Buddy Guy
  • John Hammond
  • W.C. Handy
  • Corey Harris
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • Jimi Hendrix ‧ 1942-1970 ‧
  • Billie Holiday
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Lightnin' Hopkins
  • Son House
  • Howlin' Wolf
  • Alberta Hunter ‧ 01‧apr‧1895-1984‧oct‐17 ‐
  • Mississippi John Hurt
  • Elmore James
  • Etta James
  • Skip James
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • Blind Willie Johnson
  • Robert Johnson
  • Tommy Johnson
  • Tom Jones
  • Janis Joplin
  • Junior Wells
  • Keb' Mo'
  • Albert King
  • B.B. King
  • Chris Thomas King
  • Freddie King
  • Jonny Lang
  • Sam Lay
  • Lead Belly
  • J.B. Lenoir
  • Little Richard
  • Little Walter
  • Alan Lomax
  • Mississippi Fred McDowell
  • Brownie McGhee
  • Blind Willie McTell
  • Magic Sam
  • Magic Slim
  • Taj Mahal
  • John Mayall
  • Big Maceo Merriweather
  • Memphis Minnie
  • Muddy Waters
  • Willie Nix
  • Odetta ‧ 1930-2008 ‧
  • Junior Parker
  • Charley Patton
  • Pinetop Perkins
  • Sam Phillips
  • Professor Longhair
  • Gertrude "Ma" Rainey
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Louisiana Red
  • Tampa Red
  • Jimmy Reed
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bobby Rush
  • Otis Rush
  • Jimmy Rushing
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Nina Simone ‧1933-2003 ‧
  • Slim Harpo
  • Bessie Smith
  • Mamie Smith
  • Otis Spann
  • Victoria Spivey
  • Hubert Sumlin
  • Roosevelt Sykes
  • Koko Taylor
  • Sonny Terry
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  • Big Mama Thornton
  • Ali Farka Toure
  • Derek Trucks
  • Big Joe Turner
  • Ike Turner
  • Otha Turner
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
  • T-Bone Walker
  • Bukka White
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Sonny Boy Williamson
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
  • Johnny Winter
  • Jimmy Witherspoon
  • Peetie Wheatstraw

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