Suggested Blues, Soul and R&B Musicians-4

MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: B.B. KING * ALBERT AMMONS & PETE JOHNSON * H.E.R. * CHRIS THOMAS KING * PRINCE * BIG MAMA THORNTON * BOOKER T. JONES * BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND * ALBERT KING * SHEMEKIA COPELAND * RAY CHARLES * FONTELLA BASS * STEVIE WONDER * CAUTIOUS CLAY * SOLOMON BURKE * BUDDY GUY * JAMES HUNTER SIX

[RETURN TO BLUES, SOUL AND R&B INDEX]

B.B. King live at Sing Sing Prison, 1972:

Live At The BBC-Fairfield Hall, Croydon, London, England, UK 20/06/1998:

B.B. performs T-Bone Walker’s blues classic “Stormy Monday” on Austin City Limits, in 1996:


Contemporary blues singer/guitarist featured in the Coen Brothers’ film “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” performs old Son House tune:

Dynamite electric version of old blues tune:

Live acoustic version of an old folk song:




The inimitable funkster himself covers a Jimi Hendix song:


Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton (Dec. 11, 1926 — July 25, 1984) was the first to record the Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller hit song “Hound Dog” in 1952:

In 1966, Thornton recorded with The Muddy Waters Blues Band, featuring Muddy (guitar), Sammy Lawhorn (guitar), James Cotton (harmonica), Otis Spann (piano), Luther Johnson (bass guitar), and Francis Clay (drums):


Booker T. performs with his band the MGs: Al Jackson (drums), Steve Cropper (electric guitar), Donald “Duck” Dunn (electric bass):


Featuring Paul Butterfield on vocals and harmonica and Elvin Bishop on guitar:

First incarnation of the band featuring Michael Bloomfield on guitar:



Contemporary blues singer addresses a song to her daughter:

Live in concert:






Playlist of Wonder’s greatest hits:


Singer, composer, arranger, sax and guitar player, this guy (aka Josh Karpeh) is very promising: