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Jimmy Spruill (June 9,1934 – February 15,1996) also known as Wild Jimmy Spruill, was a New York based session, blues and R & B guitarist. Later in his career, he took to playing a Gibson Les Paul which he "modified" by sawing off most of the body.  In New York, he worked steadily as a session sideman, appearing on many records in the 50's and 60's.  Note the unusual strap around him to hold the downsized Les Paul....

Jimmy Spruill (June 9,1934 – February 15,1996) also known as Wild Jimmy Spruill, was a New York based session, blues and R & B guitarist. Later in his career, he took to playing a Gibson Les Paul which he "modified" by sawing off most of the body. In New York, he worked steadily as a session sideman, appearing on many records in the 50's and 60's. Note the unusual strap around him to hold the downsized Les Paul....

Wade Walton. b. 10 October 1923, Lombardy, MS, d. 10 January 2000. Walton was best known as the Musical barber. A strong guitarist and harp player, he formed the Kings Of Rhythm with Clarksdale’s most famous Blues artist, Ike Turner, but preferred to stay with his steady work when Turner moved on. He made an album for the Bluesville label in 1958. From the mid-60s he made a number of recordings. He also performed regularly at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival.

Wade Walton. b. 10 October 1923, Lombardy, MS, d. 10 January 2000. Walton was best known as the Musical barber. A strong guitarist and harp player, he formed the Kings Of Rhythm with Clarksdale’s most famous Blues artist, Ike Turner, but preferred to stay with his steady work when Turner moved on. He made an album for the Bluesville label in 1958. From the mid-60s he made a number of recordings. He also performed regularly at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival.

Johnny "Big Moose" Walker (June 27, 1927-November 27, 1999) was a Chicago and electric blues pianist and organist. He worked with many blues musicians including Ike Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Lowell Fulson, Choker Campbell, Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and Son Seals.  In addition to his virtuoso piano playing, Walker was proficient on the electric organ and bass guitar. Walker recorded a small number of solo albums.

Johnny "Big Moose" Walker (June 27, 1927-November 27, 1999) was a Chicago and electric blues pianist and organist. He worked with many blues musicians including Ike Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Lowell Fulson, Choker Campbell, Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and Son Seals. In addition to his virtuoso piano playing, Walker was proficient on the electric organ and bass guitar. Walker recorded a small number of solo albums.

Little Smokey Smothers (January 2, 1939- November 20, 2010)] was a Chicago blues guitarist and singer. His elder brother, Otis (died 1993), was known as the bluesman Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers, with whom he was sometimes confused.

Little Smokey Smothers (January 2, 1939- November 20, 2010)] was a Chicago blues guitarist and singer. His elder brother, Otis (died 1993), was known as the bluesman Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers, with whom he was sometimes confused.

Howlin’ Wolf - (31/100) Born June 10th, 1910 (died January 10th, 1976)  Key Tracks "Smoke Stack lightning," "Back Door Man," "I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)"  Influenced Robert Plant, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits

Howlin’ Wolf - (31/100) Born June 10th, 1910 (died January 10th, 1976) Key Tracks "Smoke Stack lightning," "Back Door Man," "I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)" Influenced Robert Plant, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits

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