Sidney Selby is a true blues man. He also goes by 'Bone Crusher'
and 'Guitar Crusher', names he earned throughout his career.
Born in rural Hyde County N.C. in 1931 during the height of the
Depression, he toiled in the cotton fields during his youth but set
aside Sundays for exercising his rich baritone in the choir of Mt.
Pilgrim Baptist Church, continuing a tradition which gave rise to a
whole generation of blues singers of his era.
He moved to New York in the 50s, found a job and started singing
in Church again. However. encouraged by his friends, he soon
formed his own band, the Midnight Rockers and began attracting a
The year 1960 marked the beginning of a decade of performances
with The Drifters, The Isley Brothers, Ben E