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Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:28

I know that Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Jody Williams, Matt Murphy, David Honeboy Edwards are still alive and they still play.
Anybody knows if there any more blues musicians from the 50's or earlier still living?
Thanks.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:35

Hubert Sumlin.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:36

Hubert Sumlin


...jinx...



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Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:39

Yes! I can't believe I forgot about Hubert Sumlin. Thanks.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:42

I think you have named all the well known(amongst blues fans) names who are still with us.Without doing a google search,I for one cannot think of any more...............Hubert Sumlin,though I'm not sure how old he is.Seen him play with The Stones a few years ago. smoking smiley

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:43

mick taylor

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:46

Bill Wyman.................Sorry Bill, cos your'e a realy nice guy. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:49

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crawdaddy
I think you have named all the well known(amongst blues fans) names who are still with us.Without doing a google search,I for one cannot think of any more...............Hubert Sumlin,though I'm not sure how old he is.Seen him play with The Stones a few years ago. smoking smiley

Yes, sadly I think these are the only ones, curiously they're all guitar players.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:50

luther johnson
james cotton (just came thru town and got his autograph)

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:55

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StonesTod
luther johnson
james cotton (just came thru town and got his autograph)

Great. Didn't know James Cotton was still alive.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: ineedadrink ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:55

James Cotton, played harmonica with Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, amongst others.
edit: oops. i guess i took too long to produce this message smiling smiley



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Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 1, 2011 22:58

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stones78
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StonesTod
luther johnson
james cotton (just came thru town and got his autograph)

Great. Didn't know James Cotton was still alive.

had throat cancer a few years back and he can't sing much, but his harp playing is still pretty impressive.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: Wry Cooter ()
Date: April 2, 2011 00:00

B.B King is a fair lot older than most of those guys mentioned -- he's my dad's age! Actually Bill Wyman is right there with Guy, Cotton and the like.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: MKjan ()
Date: April 2, 2011 00:12

Johnny Winter was playing blues in the 50's

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: April 2, 2011 00:15

Willie Big Eyes Smith

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: Amused ()
Date: April 2, 2011 00:29

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MKjan
Johnny Winter was playing blues in the 50's

no, he wasn't. not before late 60s.
and besides - he's white. and... really white. like - totally. he's the whitest blues player in history :-)

he's not one of those original black @#$%&, sorry - but a great musician, of course!

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 2, 2011 00:36

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Amused
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MKjan
Johnny Winter was playing blues in the 50's

no, he wasn't. not before late 60s.
and besides - he's white. and... really white. like - totally. he's the whitest blues player in history :-)

he's not one of those original black @#$%&, sorry - but a great musician, of course!

a very stupid post.

and, johnny's recording career started in 1959, so take that....

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: April 2, 2011 00:45

I'm still alive...and kickin'...




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Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: April 2, 2011 01:20

......Robert Petway ......maybe but doubt it



ROCKMAN

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: CBII ()
Date: April 2, 2011 01:59

Otis Rush had a pretty bad stroke about five or six years ago and can no longer play. It was a treat to have him and Buddy Guy just three hundred miles away in Chicago.

CBII

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: April 2, 2011 02:32

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Munichhilton
Willie Big Eyes Smith

Thanks, didn't know that. Another great player.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: CBII ()
Date: April 2, 2011 02:40

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Amused
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MKjan
Johnny Winter was playing blues in the 50's

no, he wasn't. not before late 60s.
and besides - he's white. and... really white. like - totally. he's the whitest blues player in history :-)

he's not one of those original black @#$%&, sorry - but a great musician, of course!

That comment is a bit over the top there son. Johnny did play in the 50's, slicked back hair and all.

CBII

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: April 2, 2011 02:47

Also Bobby 'Blue' Bland.
And a couple more: Little Willie Littlefield, and Eddie Shaw, who played with Muddy.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: April 2, 2011 05:25

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stones78
Also Bobby 'Blue' Bland.
And a couple more: Little Willie Littlefield, and Eddie Shaw, who played with Muddy.

eddie led the wolf gang, wolf's band, after the wolf died. eddie's not played in public in years, i believe.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: April 2, 2011 05:48

Hey, CBII !

I hope this ain't a stupid question, but is there a particular genre that Chuck mostly identifies himself with ?






Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: April 2, 2011 06:15

Another Hey CBII,

Any chance of ever bringing your father on for a brief chat with us here?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2011-04-02 06:17 by The Sicilian.

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: inopeng ()
Date: April 2, 2011 07:47

If any of you find yourself in Chicago you can't go wrong seeing Jimmy Burns. His sound is authentic, he's never over the top, and relative to this thread he's in his mid-to-late sixties...




Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: bbkink ()
Date: April 2, 2011 08:17

Don't forget Eddy Clearwater!

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Date: April 2, 2011 11:42

...Louisiana Red?!
(born in the very early '30s, but no album release until the early '60s... Still: an 'original' to me.)

["I can hear the Bullfrog calling me..."]

Re: Semi OT: Old bluesmen still alive
Posted by: Amused ()
Date: April 2, 2011 12:34

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StonesTod
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Amused
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MKjan
Johnny Winter was playing blues in the 50's

no, he wasn't. not before late 60s.
and besides - he's white. and... really white. like - totally. he's the whitest blues player in history :-)

he's not one of those original black @#$%&, sorry - but a great musician, of course!

a very stupid post.

and, johnny's recording career started in 1959, so take that....

didn't mean to offend anyone!
've just read Johnny's bio more closely - indeed he had a band in 1959, sorry for a mistake! on the other hand, most people think his career started in 1968 - in a similar manner that Keith's started in 1962, not late 50s.

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