Blues, Soul and R&B Musicians-2

MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: BLIND WILLIE McTELL * PYENG THREADGILL * JACKIE WILSON * BIG BILL BROONZY * ELLIOTT SHARP’S TERRAPLANE * JOE TURNER *  FREE FORM FUNKY FREQS * T-BONE WALKER * RUTHIE FOSTER * JAMES ‘BLOOD’ ULMER * LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS * GALACTIC * ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART * FANTASTIC NEGRITO * OTIS REDDING

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Blind Willie McTell:


Pyeng is jazz alto sax player Henry Threadgill’s daughter. She sings a couple of Robert Johnson’s blues tunes:



Big Bill Broonzy:

Country blues singer and guitarist Big Bill Broonzy performs “Worried Man Blues,” “Hey, Hey” and “How You Want It Done?”:


The future of the blues?  Featuring Elliott Sharp on electric guitar and Eric Mingus (Charlie’s son) on vocals.

This one features Hubert Sumlin (who played guitar for Howlin’ Wolf):

The most recent incarnation of the band:


Joe Turner started out in jazz, then went to R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll, then returned to jazz:

Entire album:


The future of the blues? Free Form Funky Freqs (Vernon Reid, guitar; Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; G.Calvin Weston, drums) play fiery blues rock:


Walker sings his “Woman, You Must Be Crazy” and “Goin’ To Chicago Blues” with jazz band featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Jimmy Moody, Benny Carter and Bob Cranshaw:


Entire album:



The future of the blues? Singer/guitarist Ulmer updates a country blues classic by Son House:

James Blood’s group Memphis Blood (featuring Vernon Reid) live in Paris 2006 performing Howlin’ Wolf’s “Spoonful”:

Live solo guitar and vocals:


Full album Lightnin’ Hopkins (aka The Roots of Lightin’ Hopkins):

The song “Hello Central” from The Very Best of Lightnin’ Hopkins:

Playlist of full album The Complete Aladdin Recordings:


Funky New Orleans  band is joined by the incomparable Mavis Staples:

Check out the drums on this one:

With Cyril Neville:

From their newest album:


Acoustic blues by a contemporary master:

Raw electric blues by the same guy:

Here he covers the Rolling Stones’ “Sway”:


Here he covers a Lead Belly song:


Soul music from Oakland by way of Georgia: