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Two compilation albums of his work were released posthumously. Sims was the cousin of another Texas blues musician, Lightnin' Hopkins, and he worked with several other prominent blues musicians, including Texas Alexander, T-Bone Walker, King Curtis and Albert Collins. Sims is regarded as one of the important figures in postwar Texas country blues.
Jan 25, · John Mayall Three For The Road Forty Below Records This new album is John Mayall’s sixty-eighth and that doesn’t include re-issues. Mayall is the influential British bluesman who formed his band The Bluesbreakers in A great guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player, singer, songwriter and bandleader he is still going strong after more than fifty years. [ ].
It's doubtful whether this cut collection from the iffy Legacy imprint (not Sony's) is any kind of history of the blues, but it is a collection of great blues tunes from Robert Johnson to Lightnin' Hopkins, from Willie McTell to Bessie Smith, and from Leadbelly to Hot Lips shaknuadaravusida.xyzinfo is a good collection of songs that all happen to be blues, but any other connection is utterly superficial.
9 – Clyde Hopkins ( –) Clyde Hopkins was a member of W.C. Handy’s Orchestra, and grew up in a roadhouse operated by his mother in Tunica, Mississippi. After leaving the Handy organization he started his own band. In Hopkins bought Johnnie Currie’s Club Tropicana in North Memphis and re-named it El Morocco.
The album can be described as a concept album, consisting of a musical journey across the United States through swinging blues songs, many of which were written by Lee with other contributors. Blues Cross Country was the second of Lee's two albums featuring arrangements by Jones.