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  • William Christopher Handy (1873 - 1958)
    Handy was born in Florence, Alabama, the son of Elizabeth Brewer and Charles Barnard Handy. His father was the pastor of a small church in Guntersville, a small town in northeast central Alabama. Han...
  • Alger “Texas” Alexander (1900 - 1954)
    "Alger "Texas" Alexander Sep 12, 1900 - Apr 16, 1954 - was a blues singer from Jewett, Texas. A short man with a big, deep voice, Alexander started his career performing on the streets and at local...
  • Fats Domino (1928 - 2017)
    A pioneer of rock and roll, Domino is noted for his energetic piano playing and his smoky voice with its New Orleans accent. Born: February 26, 1928; New Orleans, Louisiana Also known as: Antoine...
  • Little Richard (1932 - 2020)
    Little Richard gifted with the moniker the “Innovator and Architect of Rock and Roll” equally deserves the title as the “Factual”, “King of Rock and Roll”. He was one of the most influential figures in...
  • “Ike” Izear Turner (1931 - 2007)
    Considered to be one of the fathers of rock and roll, Ike Turner’s first recording, "Rocket 88" by "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats," in 1951, is considered by some to be the "first rock and roll so...

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:

Wikipedia

Hall of Fame 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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