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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Guitardvark, Sep 13, 2020.
I've lived in Tennessee, Mississippi, and California. There's way too many to name.
Well, if all you Texans don't want him, we'll take Buck.
Yeah, add the Wilson sisters.
I'm not from Georgia, but:
Blind Willy McTell
Billy Jo Royal
Buddy Emmons: Mishawaka, IN:
That may be but he grew up in Haines City in rural Polk County but went to Hillsborough High School in Tampa. He was a drummer back then. If I were him, I wouldn’t claim any of that either.
If I'm picking just one to name, I'll go with my home state and say:
Roy Clark was from DC
add Jerry Reed (Atlanta)
From the late 1970s, his home was Tulsa.
A few from SC:
Reverend Gary Davis
I currently live in SC, but consider myself a North Carolinian, so from NC:
Blind Boy Fuller
Duane Allman is from Tennessee.
Texas... everyone + Paul Leary!
Grew up in Michigan:
I once heard a radio interview with one of his former Amboy Dukes' bandmates. He was a "character" from the beginning.
i played a grand total of once with king vitaman (aka king coffey). went to hs with most of hugh beaumont experience . . .
Michigan (some born, raised, and some who got it together & made it big by way of MI). Not all are super-famous, but certainly known. There are probably a lot of Jazz & Blues players I'm missing.
Fred Sonic Smith
Tony "Strat" Thomas
Robert Willie White
Melvin "Wah-Wah Watson" Ragin
James William McCarty
Michael "Cub" Koda
Marcella (Levy) Detroit
Ray Parker Jr.
Ted Nugent (as much as I can't stand him).
Lastly, arguably, the great John Lee Hooker. Yes, he was born in MS, and lived & played a while in Memphis, and moved to San Francisco later in life in 1970, but he was a Detroiter at heart, living in the city for 31 years, and it's where he really got his music together and became famous though his demo release of Boogie Chillen. That demo got heard and was distributed by Modern Records and became the best selling "race record" (a term from back then that meant music marketed to African Americans) of 1949. After that, he became a household name in blues. In an interview I'd read, he said that he only ever moved away from Detroit in 1970 because the State [infamously] destroyed Black Bottom when they built the Chrysler Freeway.
Nice! Haha that's awesome, man. I'm a little young to have seen those guys, but I have caught some reunion shows... Butthole Surfers!
One correction, Otis Rush was born in Philadelphia Mississippi.