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Muddy Waters

Name at birth: McKinley MorganfieldMuddy Waters was a Mississipi Delta blues singer and composer who helped create the Chicago blues sound of the 1940s and '50s. Raised on a farm in Mississippi,…

Muddy Waters Biography

Muddy Waters(McKinley Morganfield)blues singerBorn: 4/4/1915Birthplace: Rolling Fork, Mississippi Blues singer and guitarist who plugged in Delta blues and is considered one of rock's most…

Waters, Muddy

(Encyclopedia) Waters, Muddy, 1915–83, African-American blues singer and guitarist, b. Rolling Fork, Miss., as McKinley Morganfield. As a teenager he began singing and playing traditional country…

Howlin' Wolf

(Encyclopedia) Howlin' Wolf, 1910–76, African-American blues singer and composer, b. White Station, Miss., as Chester Arthur Burnett. Exposed to blues performers from childhood, he sang locally…

Clapton, Eric Patrick

(Encyclopedia) Clapton, Eric Patrick, 1945–, British guitarist, singer, and songwriter, b. Ripley, Surrey, England. A seminal figure in rock music, he is noted especially for his virtuoso guitar…

Monroe, Bill

(Encyclopedia) Monroe, Bill (William Smith Monroe), 1911–96, country singer, musician, and songwriter, often called the father of bluegrass, b. Rosine, Ky. A mandolin and guitar player, Monroe…

Classics of Blues Recordings (Albums)

The Best of Bobby “Blue“ Bland, Bobby “Blue“ Bland (Duke) Ice Pickin', Albert Collins (Alligator) A.K.A. Howlin' Wolf, Howlin' Wolf (Chess)…

Wendy Wasserstein Biography

Wendy WassersteinplaywrightBorn: 10/18/1950Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist known for her plays about educated women facing challenges in post-…

Lomax, John Avery

(Encyclopedia) Lomax, John Avery l´mks, 1867–1948, American folklorist, b. Goodman, Miss. Lomax's first book, Cowboy Songs (1910), contained for the first time in print such songs as The Old…