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Fenton Robinson

With his subtle, probing guitar and soaring voice, Fenton Robinson represented the smoother side of the Chicago blues sound. In fact, though he originally came from Mississippi, Fenton's style had more in common with the swinging Texas string-benders than his Delta contemporaries. His elaborate chordal progressions on guitar recall the jazz-flavored work of his hero, T-Bone Walker, as well as B.B. King. His soulful vocals and unique songwriting style led the way for such contemporary blues artists as Robert Cray. Fenton was a singular songwriter. He composed a dozen blues classics, but none better known than "Somebody Loan Me A Dime," originally recorded as a 45 in the late 1960s, and re-recorded as the title cut of his first Alligator release in 1974

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Alligator founder provides blues fans insider look at running of label

Read "Alligator founder provides blues fans insider look at running of label" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Bitten By the Blues: The Alligator Records Story Bruce Iglauer with Patrick A. Roberts 338 Pages ISBN: 9780226129907 University of Chicago Press 2018 Bruce Iglauer's autobiographical history of Alligator Records is, in many ways, a story about technological change as much as it is about music. Yet, ...

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Released: 1993

Let Me Rock You To Sleep

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Released: 1967


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