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Herzhaft, Gerard
Encyclopedie du blues : etude bio-discographique d'une musique populaire negro-americaine
Federop, 1979


The above item has biographical information on:

  Allison, Luthers S. (b. 1939)   guitar, harmonica
  Anderson, Pink (b. 1900 d. 1974)   blues singer, guitar
  Batts, Will (b. 1904 d. 1956)   guitar, mandolin
  Beaman, Lottie (b. 1900)   guitar, piano
  Bell, Carey [Casey] (b. 1936)   harmonica, string bass
  Blackwell, Scrapper [Francis Hillman] (b. 1903 d. 1962)   blues guitar, guitar
  Bogan, Lucille (b. 1897 d. 1948)   blues singer
  Bogan, Ted (b. 1910)   string bass, guitar
  Bonds, Son (b. 1909 d. 1947)   guitar
  Borum, William (b. 1911 d. 1960s)   guitar, harmonica
  Boyd, Eddie [Edward Riley] (b. 1914)   guitar, piano
  Branch, Billy (b. 1951)   cast, harmonica
  Brim, John (b. 1922)   guitar, harmonica
  Brooks, Lonnie [Guitar Junior] (b. 1933)   guitar, singer
  Brown, Buster (b. 1911 d. 1976)   blues singer, harmonica
  Brown, Charles (Mose) (b. 1920)   piano, organ
  Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth" (b. 1924)   string bass, vocals
  Brown, Gabriel (b. 1910 d. 1972)   guitar
  Brown, Henry (b. 1906 d. 1981)   piano
  Brown, Olive (b. 1922)   drummer
  Brown, Roy James (b. 1925 d. 1981)   rhythm & blues singer
  Brown, Willie Lee (b. 1900 d. 1952)   guitar
  Callicott, Joe (b. 1901 d. 1969)   guitar
  Cannon, Gus (b. 1883 d. 1979)   banjo, vocals
  Carlow, Clarence Joseph (b. 1911)   accordionist, fiddle
  Carr, Leroy (b. 1905 d. 1935)   blues singer, piano
  Carroll, Jeanne (b. 1931)   blues singer
  Charity, Pernell (b. 1920)   guitar, kazoo
  Chatmon, Sam (b. 1897 d. 1983)   banjo, bass
  Collins, Albert (b. 1932 d. 1993)   guitar, vocals
  Cotton, James (b. 1935)   drummer, harmonica
  Courtney, Thomas (b. 1929)   guitar
  Cox, Ida (b. 1896 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Crudup, Big Boy [Arthur] (b. 1905 d. 1974)   guitar, singer
  Dallas, Leroy (b. 1920)   guitar, washboard
  Davenport, Cow Cow [Charles Edward] (b. 1894 d. 1955)   piano, vocals
  Davenport, Jed   harmonica, jug
  Davis, Carl (b. 1886)   guitar, piano
  Davis, Gary [Blind Gary] (b. 1896 d. 1972)   gospel singer, blues singer
  Dawkins, Jimmy [James Henry] (b. 1936)   blues guitar, singer
  Dixon, Floyd (b. 1929)   piano, vocals
  Dixon, Willie James (b. 1915 d. 1993)   bass (instrument), bass
  Douglas, K.C. (b. 1913 d. 1975)   guitar, singer
  Dukes, Laura (b. 1907)   banjo, ukelele
  Eaglin, Snooks [Fird (Ford)] (b. 1936)   blues guitar, tom toms
  Edwards, Frank (b. 1909)   cast, guitar
  Estes, Sleepy John (b. 1899 d. 1977)   blues singer, vocals
  Foster, Leroy (b. 1923 d. 1958)   drummer, guitar
  Frazier, Calvin H. (b. 1915 d. 1972)   guitar, vocals
  Frost, Frank Otis (b. 1936)   guitar, harmonica
  Fuller, Blind Boy (b. 1909 d. 1941)   blues singer, vocals
  Fuller, Jesse "Lone Cat" (b. 1896 d. 1976)   guitar, trombone
  Fuller, Johnny (b. 1929 d. 1985)   guitar, vocals
  Fulson, Lowell (b. 1921)   singer, vocals
  Gant, Cecil (b. 1913 d. 1951 a. 1945)   blues singer, piano
  Gibson, Clifford (b. 1901 d. 1963)   guitar
  Gillum, Jazz [William McKinley] (b. 1904 d. 1966)   harmonica, harmonium
  Gray, Henry (b. 1925)   organ, piano
  Green, Lillian (b. 1919 d. 1954)   singer, songwriter
  Hammond, John Paul (b. 1942)   guitar, harmonica
  Harris, Hi Tide (b. 1946 d. 1990)   guitar
  Harris, Wynonie "Mr. Blues" (b. 1915 d. 1969)   singer, vocals
  Hegamin, Lucille (b. 1894 d. 1970)   singer, vocals
  Henderson, Rosa (b. 1896 d. 1968)   piano, singer
  Hill, Chippie (b. 1905 d. 1950)   singer
  Hogan, Silas (b. 1911)   guitar, harmonica
  Holts, Roosevelt (b. 1905)   guitar
  Hooker, Earl "Zebedee" (b. 1930 d. 1970)   banjo, guitar
  Horton, Walter "Shakey" (b. 1917 d. 1981)   blues harmonica, harmonica
  House, Son [Eddie James] (b. 1902 d. 1988)   blues singer, blues guitar
  Humes, Helen (b. 1913 d. 1981)   jazz singer, vocals
  Hurt, Mississippi John [John Smith] (b. 1893 d. 1966)   blues singer
  Hutto, J.B. (b. 1926 d. 1983)   drummer, blues guitar
  Jackson, Jim (b. 1890 d. 1937)   blues singer, guitar
  Jackson, John (b. 1924)   banjo, guitar
  Jackson, Lee (b. 1907 d. 1979)   blues singer, guitar
  James, Elmore (b. 1918 d. 1963)   blues singer, vocals
  Jaxon, Half Pint (b. 1895)   cast, oboe
  Jefferson, Blind Lemon (b. 1897 d. 1930)   country bluesman
  Jefferson, Bonnie (b. 1919)   guitar
  Jenkins, Gus (b. 1931 d. 1985)   piano
  Johnson, Larry (b. 1938)   banjo, piano
  Johnson, Luther "Snake Boy" (b. 1934 d. 1976)   string bass, drummer
  Johnson, Mary "Signifyin" (b. 1900)   singer, songwriter
  Johnson, Robert (b. 1891 d. 1938)   blues singer, blues guitar
  Johnson, Willie Lee (b. 1923)   guitar, piano
  Jones, Curtis (b. 1906 d. 1971)   guitar, organ
  Jones, Floyd (b. 1917 d. 1989)   guitar, trumpet
  Jones, Maggie (b. 1900)   piano, singer
  Jordan, Charles (b. 1890 d. 1954)   guitar
  Jordan, Louis Thomas (b. 1908 d. 1975)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Kelly, Jo-Ann (b. 1944 d. 1990)   guitar
  King, Al (b. 1926)   singer
  Kirkland, Eddie (b. 1928)   guitar, vocals
  Lawlars, Ernest (b. 1900 d. 1961)   guitar, washboard
  Lee, Julia (b. 1902 d. 1958)   rhythm & blues singer, piano
  Lenoir, J.B. (b. 1929 d. 1967)   blues singer, vocals
  Lewis, Noah (b. 1895 d. 1961)   harmonica
  Lewis, Smiley (b. 1913 d. 1966)   piano, vocals
  Lightfoot, Alexander (b. 1924 d. 1971)   harmonica, washboard
  Lipscomb, Mance (b. 1895 d. 1976)   blues singer, guitar
  Littlefield, Willie (b. 1931)   guitar, piano
  Littlejohn, John (b. 1931 d. 1994)   guitar
  Lockwood, Robert (b. 1915)   guitar, harmonica
  Lofton, Cripple Clarence (b. 1887 d. 1957)   piano, singer
  Louis, Joe Hill (b. 1921 d. 1957)   drummer, harmonica
  Lowery, Robert (b. 1932)   guitar
  Mabon, Willie (b. 1925 d. 1986)   piano, rhythm & blues singer
  Maiden, Sidney (b. 1923)   harmonica, vocals
  Martin, Carl (b. 1906 d. 1979)   string bass, vocals
  Martin, Sara (b. 1884 d. 1955)   blues singer, cast
  Mayall, John (b. 1933)   rock & roll musician, bandleader
  Mayfield, Percy (b. 1920 d. 1984)   composer, lyricist
  McCoy, Charles [Papa] (b. 1909 d. 1950)   guitar, harmonica
  McCoy, Joe (b. 1905 d. 1950)   guitar, mandolin
  McCoy, Viola (b. 1900 d. 1956)   kazoo, singer
  McCracklin, Jimmy (b. 1921)   harmonica, piano
  McGhee, Brownie (b. 1915)   banjo, cast
  Milburn, Amos (b. 1927 d. 1980)   piano, singer
  Milton, Roy (b. 1907 d. 1983)   drummer, drums
  Montgomery, Little Brother [Eurreal Wilford] (b. 1906 d. 1985)   blues pianist, jazz piano
  Moore, Alexander Herman (b. 1899 d. 1989)   harmonica, piano
  Moore, Johnny Belle (b. 1950)   drummer, guitar
  Moore, Willie C. (b. 1913 d. 1971)   guitar
  Moss, Eugene (b. 1914 d. 1984)   guitar, harmonica
  Musselwhite, Charlie [Charles Douglas] (b. 1944)   guitar, harp
  Nicholson, James David (b. 1917 d. 1991)   guitar, piano
  Nighthawk, Robert (b. 1909 d. 1967)   guitar, harmonica
  Nixon, Elmore (b. 1933 d. 1975)   drummer, piano
  Odom, Andrew (b. 1936)   singer
  Pryor, Snooky [James Edward] (b. 1921)   drummer, harmonica
  Rodgers, Jimmie [James Charles] (b. 1897 d. 1933)   country music guitar, vocals
  Rogers, Jimmy [James] (b. 1924)   blues singer, director
  Ross, Doctor [Charles Isaiah] (b. 1925)   drummer, guitar
  Seals, Son [Frank Junior] (b. 1942)   drummer, guitar
  Shade, Will (b. 1898 d. 1966)   guitar, harmonica
  Shaw, Thomas Edgar (b. 1908 d. 1977)   guitar, harmonica
  Shines, Johnny [John Ned] (b. 1915 d. 1992)   blues guitar, vocals
  Short, J.D. (b. 1902 d. 1962)   clarinet, vocals
  Smith, Bessie (b. 1894 d. 1937)   blues singer
  Smith, Clara (b. 1895 d. 1935)   singer
  Smith, Clarence (b. 1904 d. 1929)   blues singer, piano
  Smith, John T. (b. 1890)   guitar
  Smith, Mamie (b. 1883 d. 1946)   singer, entertainer
  Smith, Trixie (b. 1895 d. 1943)   blues singer, cast
  Spann, Lucille (b. 1938)   blues singer, vocals
  Spires, Arthur (b. 1912)   guitar
  Spivey, Queen [Victoria Regina] (b. 1906 d. 1976)   blues singer, vocals
  Stokes, Frank (b. 1888 d. 1955)   blues singer, guitar
  Sumlin, Hubert (b. 1931)   drummer, guitar
  Sylvester, Hannah [Hanna] (b. 1900 d. 1973)   blues singer, vocals
  Taylor, Eddie (b. 1923 d. 1985)   drums, guitar
  Taylor, Koko (b. 1935)   blues singer
  Taylor, Montana (Arthur) (b. 1903 d. 1954)  
  Temple, Johnny (b. 1906 d. 1968)   guitar, vocals
  Thomas, Lafayette Jerl (b. 1928 d. 1977)   guitar, piano
  Thomas, Rufus (b. 1917)   composer, vocals
  Townsend, Henry James "Mule" (b. 1909)   guitar, piano
  Trice, Willie [William Augusta] (b. 1910 d. 1976)   guitar
  Tucker, Luther (b. 1936)   guitar
  Vinson, Eddie "Cleanhead" (b. 1917 d. 1988)   alto saxophone, singer
  Walker, Charles (b. 1922 d. 1975)   guitar, tenor
  Walker, Philip (b. 1937)   guitar, harmonica
  Warren, Baby Warren [Robert Henry] (b. 1919 d. 1977)   guitar, vocals
  Watson, Johnny "Guitar" (b. 1935)   arranger, guitar
  Weaver, Curley James (b. 1906 d. 1962)   guitar
  Webster, Katie (b. 1939)   harmonica, piano
  White, Georgia (b. 1903 d. 1980)   cast, piano
  White, Josh [Joshua Daniel] (b. 1915 d. 1969)   blues singer, gospel singer
  Wilkins, Joe Willie (b. 1923 d. 1979)   guitar, harmonica
  Wilkins, Robert Timothy (b. 1896 d. 1987)   blues singer, gospel singer
  Williams, Bill (b. 1898 d. 1973)   jazz guitar, vocals
  Williams, Joe (b. 1918)   banjo, bass (instrument)
  Williams, Robert Pete (b. 1914 d. 1980)   bluesman
  Williamson, Sonny Boy (b. 1897 d. 1965)   blues singer, harmonica
  Williamson, Sonny Boy (b. 1914 d. 1948)   blues singer, harmonica
  Wilson, Edith (b. 1896 d. 1981)   cast, jazz singer
  Witherspoon, Jimmy [James] (b. 1923)   singer, vocals
  Woods, Oscar "Buddy" (b. 1900 d. 1956)   guitar
  Wrencher, Big John [John Thomas] (b. 1923 d. 1977)   harmonica
  Yancey, Jimmy [James Edward] (b. 1898 d. 1951)   piano, vocals
  Young, John O. (b. 1918 d. 1974)   guitar, harmonica
  Young, Joseph (b. 1927)   guitar

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