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.
Robert Lewis Jones (October 12, 1925 – April 2, 1996), known as both Guitar Gabriel and Nyles Jones, was a blues Musician. Gabriel's unique style of guitar playing, which he referred to as "Toot Blues", combined Piedmont, Chicago, and Texas blues, as well as gospel, and was influenced by artists such as Blind Boy Fuller and Reverend Gary Davis. Gabriel wore a trademark sheepskin hat, which he acquired while traveling and performing with medicine shows during his late 20s.
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician, generally considered the "father of modern Chicago blues". He was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion in the 1960s, and was ranked No. 17 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Blues legend Cool John Ferguson has been called one of the five greatest guitar players in the world. Early in life John Ferguson made a decision to follow his dream of becoming a renowned guitarist, pianist, and singer. John’s fingers seem to glide effortlessly across the guitar strings as his audiences watch in amazement. John has spent his life traveling where his music has led him. He has performed at festivals and concerts throughout the United States and abroad.