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  • Edythe Baker (1899 - 1971)
    Edythe A. Baker (August 25, 1899 – August 15, 1971) was an American boogie-woogie pianist. Baker was born in poverty in Girard, Kansas to Asa and Sophronia Baker. After her mother died around 191...
  • Etta James (1938 - 2012)
    Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins, January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, rhythm and blues (R&B), rock and roll, gospel and jazz singer. In the 1950s and 1960s, she had her biggest success as...
  • Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970)
    Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding C...
  • Ruby Smith (1903 - 1977)
    Ruby Smith (August 24, 1903 – March 24, 1977) (born as Ruby Walker in New York) was an American classic female blues singer. She was a niece, by marriage, of the better known Bessie Smith, who discoura...
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954 - 1990)
    Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), known as Stevie Ray Vaughan, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career span...

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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