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Rosco Gordon

Biography Rosco Gordon (April 10, 1928 – July 11, 2002) was an African American blues singer and songwriter. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on Florida street. Gordon was one of the “Beale Streeters“, a moniker given to a group …

Charlie Feathers

Biography Charles Feathers, (June 12, 1932 – August 29, 1998), was an influential rockabilly and country music performer. Charles Arthur Feathers was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and recorded a string of popular singles like “Peepin’ …

Malcolm Yelvington

Biography Malcolm Yelvington (b. Sept. 14, 1918, Covington, Tennessee – d. Feb. 21, 2001, Memphis, Tennessee) was an American country musician. He released a record on Sun Records in 1954, just after Elvis Presley. Yelvington began …

Sonny Burgess

Biography Albert Austin “Sonny” Burgess (born May 28, 1931, on a farm near Newport, Arkansas to Albert and Esta Burgess) is a guitarist and singer of classic rockabilly music. In …

Howlin’ Wolf

Biography Howlin’ Wolf quickly became a local celebrity, and soon began working with a band that included both Willie Johnson and guitarist Pat Hare. His first recordings came in 1951, when …

Slim Rhodes

Biography Slim Rhodes and his Mountaineers were a popular act in Memphis going back to the 1930s. So much so, that the Sun Record Company signed them to a recording …

Harmonica Frank

Biography The late Frank Floyd has hard times and raunchy humor to relate on this album, recorded in 1972 after a long period of retirement and released late last year …

James Cotton

Biography Cotton became interested in music when he first heard Sonny Boy Williamson II on the radio. He left home to find Williamson in West Helena, Arkansas. For many years Cotton claimed that he told …