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Omar – A Famous Royalty From Of Sunni Muslim religion

Omar Kent Dykes is an American blues guitarist and singer from McComb Mississippi. He formed the band Omar & the Howlers in 1973, and has also had a successful career as a solo artist, regularly touring European countries. His solo albums include Blues Bag and Muddy Springs Road. Dykes started playing guitar when he was […]

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Robert “Pete” Williams Famous American Louisiana blues Musician

Blues guitarist Robert “Pete” Williams (March 14, 1914 – December 31, 1980) was born to a family of sharecroppers in Zachary, Louisiana. At the age of 20, he bought a cheap guitar and began to play for small events such as dances and church gatherings. In 1956, Williams shot a man dead in a local […]

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Bukka White – Was A Famous Delta Blues Guitarist And Singer

Booker T. Washington White (November 12, 1906 – February 26, 1977), also known as Bukka White, was a delta blues guitarist and singer from Mississippi. “Bukka” is actually not a nickname, but a misspelling of his given name Booker by Vocalion, his second record label. White started his career playing the fiddle at square dances; […]

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Johnny Guitar Watson – Innovative And Influencial Guitaristar Watson

Blues guitarist Johnny “Guitar” Watson (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996) was an American blues,  funk guitarist and singer from Houston, Texas. His father who was a pianist taught him piano, but Watson was more attracted to guitar as a young child and when he was 11, his grandfather gave him a guitar. Watson […]

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James “Blood” Ulmer – An American Blues Guitarist, Jazz And Singer

James “Blood” Ulmer is an American jazz and blues guitarist and singer. He was born on February 2, 1942, in St. Matthews, South Carolina. Ulmer began his career playing with various soul jazz ensembles, first recording in 1969 with organist John Patton. In 1971, he moved to New York and played with different artists including […]

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