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Willie Mabon

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Accompanying himself on piano and secondly on harmonica, Mabon sang in an urbane blues style similar to Charles Brown. He moved from Memphis, Tennessee, to Chicago in 1942 and was first recorded in 1949 as a member of the Blues Rockers group. After military service he became a popular entertainer in Chicago's Black Belt, and by the early 50s, was well established as an R&B singer with a number of successful records to his credit. Signed as a solo artist to Chess Records in 1951, Mabon immediately hit the big time with a novelty blues, "I Don't Know" (R&B number 1, 1952), a remake of a Cripple Clarence Lofton record from 1938

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Article: Hardly Strictly Jazz

A Few Frames Of Public Access Art

Read "A Few Frames Of Public Access Art" reviewed by Skip Heller


Music and television have always worked together, and through the history of the medium, apocolypses have happened because the world was tuned in together. Language quickly becomes hyperbole when people recall Elvis Presley or the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, Ricky Nelson's fantastic weekly performances on his parents' show (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), any number ...

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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings Collector’s Edition Box Set

Read "Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings Collector’s Edition Box Set" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Bill WymanBill Wyman's Rhythm Kings Collector's Edition Box SetProper American2011 From all accounts, founding member Bill Wyman resigned from the Rolling Stones in 1992 because he was weary of the frantic pace of life as bassist for “The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band."Wyman's bass ...

Album

Best of Willie Mabon

Label: Wolf Records
Released: 1995

Album

Wille Mabon Is Back Funky

Label: Enja Records
Released: 1972


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