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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.

Willie King (March 18, 1943 – March 8, 2009) was an award-winning blues guitarist and singer, known for shunning fame and playing at a local bar in Mississippi. He began recording in 1999 and his 2000 recordings Freedom Creek and I Am The Blues, were the first of several acclaimed albums. King performed at national and international festivals but mostly played near his home, most notably as a regular at Bettie's Juke Joint in Mississippi. He described his music as "struggling blues."

Willie King (March 18, 1943 – March 8, 2009) was an award-winning blues guitarist and singer, known for shunning fame and playing at a local bar in Mississippi. He began recording in 1999 and his 2000 recordings Freedom Creek and I Am The Blues, were the first of several acclaimed albums. King performed at national and international festivals but mostly played near his home, most notably as a regular at Bettie's Juke Joint in Mississippi. He described his music as "struggling blues."

Eddie King (April 21, 1938 – March 14, 2012) was a Chicago blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Living Blues once stated "King is a potent singer and player with a raw, gospel-tinged voice and an aggressive, thick-toned guitar sound". He was noted as creating a "straightforward style, after Freddie King and Little Milton".

Eddie King (April 21, 1938 – March 14, 2012) was a Chicago blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Living Blues once stated "King is a potent singer and player with a raw, gospel-tinged voice and an aggressive, thick-toned guitar sound". He was noted as creating a "straightforward style, after Freddie King and Little Milton".

Ike Wister Turner (5 November 1931– 12 December 2007) musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. In a career that lasted more than half a century, his repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. He is most popularly known for his 1960s work with his then wife Tina Turner in the Ike & Tina Turner revue.

Ike Turner was one of the first guitarists to successfully transplant the intensity of the blues into more-commercial music.

"Mississippi" Joe Callicott (October 10, 1899 – 1969 was a Delta blues singer and guitarist.   His "Love Me Baby Blues" has been covered by various artists. Arhoolie Record recorded Callicott commercially in the mid-1960s.  His best known recordings are "Great Long Ways From Home" and "Hoist Your Window and Let Your Curtain Down". Callicott also recorded, "Fare Thee Well Blues." ...

"Mississippi" Joe Callicott (October 10, 1899 – 1969 was a Delta blues singer and guitarist. His "Love Me Baby Blues" has been covered by various artists. Arhoolie Record recorded Callicott commercially in the mid-1960s. His best known recordings are "Great Long Ways From Home" and "Hoist Your Window and Let Your Curtain Down". Callicott also recorded, "Fare Thee Well Blues." ...

B.B. King at The Hippodrome. Memphis, early-1950s.

King performing with the Bill Harvey Band, Hippodrome, Memphis, TN, early by Ernest C.

ALBERT KING, FEBRUARY 1977

Blues singing/guitar legend Albert King was born today in 1923 -- He's considered one of the 3 kings of the blues guitar (along with BB King and Freddie King) - he passed in 1992 -- his Flying V guitar is iconic.

J.W. Warren was born in 1921 in Enterprise, Al. He entered the military as a young adult and served for 14 years. While stationed overseas with the military in 1947, he won first prize in a music contest. After his stint in the military, he began to play blues at bars and house parties in southeast Alabama. Like many lower Chattahoochee blues artists, he cites Blind Boy Fuller as a key influence. J.W. died on August, 5, 2003.

J.W. Warren was born in 1921 in Enterprise, Al. He entered the military as a young adult and served for 14 years. While stationed overseas with the military in 1947, he won first prize in a music contest. After his stint in the military, he began to play blues at bars and house parties in southeast Alabama. Like many lower Chattahoochee blues artists, he cites Blind Boy Fuller as a key influence. J.W. died on August, 5, 2003.

Drink Small (born January 28, 1933) is an soul blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is known as the 'Blues Doctor' and has been influenced by gospel and country music and Blind Boy Fuller.

Drink Small (born January is an soul blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is known as the 'Blues Doctor' and has been influenced by gospel and country music and Blind Boy Fuller.

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