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Robert Lockwood Jr.

Robert Jr. Lockwood typified the history of blues (country to city) from the 1930’s to the present. Far more sophisticated than other blues artists who opt for 3 to 5 chord structures, standard 12-bar outings and the ever-present 7ths (blue notes), he developed from a rural country blues artist to a musician who excelled in jazz, rhythm and blues, and jump. He was a well-rounded, consummate musician with original compositions ranging from acoustic country blues to electric big city blues. Lockwood was born March 27, 1915 in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, a farming hamlet about 25 miles west of Helena

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David Honeyboy Edwards: I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know

Read "I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know" reviewed by James Nadal

When David Honeyboy Edwards passed in 2011, with him went one of the last living links to the history of the blues. Born in Mississippi in 1915, he started out as a wandering guitarist, playing acoustic Delta Blues as passed down by the men who invented the genre. First recorded down south in 1942, he eventually ...

Steady Rollin' Man

Label: Delmark Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Steady Rollin

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Robert Jr. Lockwood: Steady Rollin' Man

Read "Steady Rollin' Man" reviewed by Nic Jones

Guitarist Robert Jr. Lockwood had Robert Johnson not only as a stepfather but also as a guitar tutor. What Johnson couldn't have taught him, however, was how to come by ears big enough to take in the playing of Charlie Christian, but the fact that he did gives this music an edge it might otherwise have ...


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