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JANUARY BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1-Frank Stokes (1888), Johnny Young (1918)

2-Arthur Prysock (1929), Little Smokey Smothers (1939)

4-Slim Gaillard (1916), Arthur Conley (1946)

5-Johnny Adams (1932)

6-Wilbert Harrison (1929), Shirley Brown (1947), Kim Wilson (1951)

8-Shirley Bassey (1937), Elvis Presley (1935), Tampa Red (1904)

9-Ishmon Bracey (1901), Big Al Downing (1940), Katie Webster (1939)

10-Eddy Clearwater (1935), Sam Chatmon (1897), Buddy Johnson (1915)

11-Clarence “Pinetop” Smith (1904), Slim Harpo (1924)

12-Mississippi Fred McDowell (1904), Jay McShann (1909), George Duke (1946), Long John Baldry (1941)

14-Allen Toussaint (1938)

15-Earl Hooker (1930)

16-Barbara Lynn (1942), Lester Davenport (1932), Robert Wilkins (1896)

18-David Ruffin (1941)

19-Henry Gray (1925)

20-Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter (1889), Luther Tucker (1936), John Campbell (1952)

21-Snooks Eaglin (1936), Richie Havens (1941)

22-Hammie Nixon (1908), Sam Cooke (1935), Billy “The Kid” Emerson (1938)

24-Aaron Neville (1941), Johnny B. Moore (1950)

25-Sleepy John Estes (1899), Etta James (1939)

26-Huey “Piano” Smith (1934), Eartha Kitt (1928)

27-Andrew “Smokey” Hogg (1914), Elmore James (1918), Bobby “Blue” Bland (1930), Hot Lips Page (1908)

28-Cash McCall (1941)

29-Eddie Taylor (1923)

30-Ruth Brown (1928)

31-Roosevelt Sykes (1906), Chuck Willis (1928), Paul deLay (1952), Charlie Musselwhite (1944)

FEBRUARY BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1-Leroy Foster (1923), James P. Johnson (1894), Sonny Landreth (1951)

2-Walter Jacobs Vinson (1901), William “Pa” Rainey (1904)

3-Johnny “Guitar” Watson (1935)

4-Speedy Ashford (1910)

5-Will “Son Brimmer” Shade (1898)

6-Bob Marley (1945)

7-Earl Kng (1934), King Curtis (1934), Eubie Blake (1883)

8-Alonzo “Lonnie” Johnson (1889), Floyd Dixon (1929), Eddie “Guitar” Burns (1928)

9-Johnny Heartsman (1937)

10-Alton Jay “Rockin’ Dopsie” Rubin (1932), TV Slim (1916)

11-Josh White (1908), Phillip Walker (1937), Little Johnny Taylor (1943), Otis Clay (1942)

12-Pink Anderson(1900), Gene McDaniels (1935), Big John Wrencher (1923)

13-John Lee Henley (1919)

14-“Magic Sam” Maghett (1937), John Henry Perry Bradford (1893), Maceo Parker (1943), Clarence “Blowfly” Reid (1945)

15-James “Kokomo” Arnold (1901)

17-Lou Ann Barton (1954), Noble Watts (1926)

16-Bill Doggett (1916)

18-Irma Thomas (1941)

19-Earl Bell (1914), Sammy Myers (1936), William “Smokey” Robinson (1940)

20-Jimmy “Papa” Yancey (1898), Nancy Wilson (1937)

21-Francis “Scrapper” Blackwell (1903), Nina Simone (1933)

22-Bill Jackson (1906), “Ernie K-Doe” Kador (1936)

23-Johnny Winter (1944)

24-Elmon “Driftin’ Slim” Mickle (1919), Freddie Robinson (1939)

25-Ida Cox (1896), Andrew Brown (1937)

26-Antoine “Fats” Domino (1928), Bob “Bear” Hite (1945)

27-Bobby Foster (1942)

MARCH BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1-Walter Davis (1912), Harry Belafonte (1927)

2-Rory Gallagher (1949)

3-John Primer (1945)

4-Bobby Womack (1944), Willie Johnson (1923)

5-J.B. Lenoir (1929), Peg Leg Howell (1888), Tommy Tucker (1933)

6-Walter “Furry” Lewis (1899), Wes Montgomery (1925)

7-Jesse Fuller (1896)

8-Bob Brozman (1954)

9-Georgia White (1903), Laura Lee (1945), Lloyd Price (1933)

10-Dave Alexander (1938), Ronnie Earl (1953)

13-Otis “Lightnin’ Slim” Hicks (1913)

14-Robert Pete Williams (1914)

15-Bertha “Chippie” Hill (1905), Lightnin’ Hopkins (1912), Clarence Green (1929), Sly Stone (1944), Ry Cooder (1947)

16-Yank Rachell (1910), Son Bonds (1909)

17-Nat “King” Cole (1917)

18-Charley Pride (1938), WIlson Pickett (1941), Big Daddy Kinsey (1927)

19-Clarence “Frogman” Henry (1937), Jackie “Moms” Mabley (1894), Ornette Coleman (1930), Walter Jackson (1938), Sam Myers (1936)

20-Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), Frank Edwards (1909), Marcia Ball (1949), Sam Lay (1935), Eddie Shaw (1937), Jimmie Vaughan (1951)

21-Bo Carter (1893), Eddie “Son” House (1902), Otis Spann (1930), Smokey Smothers (1929)

22-Weldon “Juke Boy” Bonner (1932), Iverson “Louisiana Red” Minter (1936)

23-Stick McGhee (1918), Chaka Khan (1953)

24-Pete Johnson (1904)

25-Aretha Franklin (1942), Curley Weaver (1906)

26-Rufus Thomas (1917

27-Leroy Carr (1905), Robert “Junior” Lockwood (1915), Johnny Clyde Copeland (1937)

28-“Cripple” Clarence Lofton (1887)

29-William Clarke (1951), Willie Clayton (1955), Sue Foley (1968), Camille Howard (1914)

30-John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson (1914)

31-Big Maceo Merriweather (1905), Lowell Fulson (1921), Lizzie Miles (1895)

APRIL BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1-Alberta Hunter (1895), Lucille Bogan (1897), Amos Milburn (1927), Gil Scott-Heron (1949), Carl Martin (1906)

2-Marvin Gaye (1939), J.T. Brown (1918)

3-Jimmy McGriff (1936)

4-Cecil Gant (1913), Muddy Waters (1913), Hugh Masakela (1939), Major Lance (1944)

5-Larry McCray (1960)

6-Big Walter Horton (1917)

7-Billie Holiday (1915), Bo Collins (1932)

8-Tommy McClennan (1908), Robert Lowery (1931)

9-Mance Lipscomb (1895), Paul Robeson (1898)

10-John Brim (1922), Roscoe Gordon (1928), Ray Agee (1930)

11-Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson (1939)

12-Hound Dog Taylor (1917), Shakey Jake Harris (1921)

13-Al Green (1946), Peabo Bryson (1951)

15-Bessie Smith (1895), Frank Frost (1936)

16-Johnny Littlejohn (1931), Artie “Blues Boy” White (1937)

17-Clifford Gibson (1901), Jimmy Nelson (1928), Byther Smith (1933)

18-Eurreal “Little Brother” Montgomery (1906), Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (1924)

19-Alexis Korner (1928)

20-Johnny Fuller (1929)

21-Clara Ward (1924)

22-Charles Mingus (1922), George “Harmonica” Smith (1924), Bullmoose Jackson (1919)

23-Charles “Cow Cow” Davenport (1894)

25-Earl Bostic (1913), Ella Fitzgerald (1918), Albert King (1923)

26-Gertrude “Ma” Rainey (1886), Johnny Shines (1915), J.B. Hutto (1926)

27-Ann Peebles (1947), Hop Wilson (1921)

29-Duke Ellington (1899), Big Jay McNeely (1927), Otis Rush (1934), Frankie Lee (1941)

30-Rev. Gary Davis (1896), Homesick James (1910), Mabel Scott (1915), Frankie Lee Sims (1917), Jimmy Lee Robinson (1931)

MAY BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1-Big Maybelle Smith (1924), Little Walter Jacobs (1930), Ada Brown (1890)

2-Connie Mack Booker (1929)

3-Freddie Roulette (1939), James Brown (1928)

4-Dave Dickerson (1913), Tyrone Davis (1938)

5-Blind Willie Mctell (1901), Johnnie Taylor (1938)

6-Eddie C. Campbell (1939)

7-Amos “Bumble Bee Slim” Easton (1905)

8-Robert Johnson (1911)

9-Henry Ford Thompson (1938)), Dave Prater (1937), A.C. Reed (1926)

10-Ted Bogan (1910), Larry Williams (1935), Greg Piccolo (1951)

11-Kansas Joe McCoy (1905), King Oliver (1885)

12-Barbara Dane (1927), Guy Davis (1952)

13-Mary Wells (1943), Stevie Wonder (1950)

14- Sidney Bechet (1897), Grady Gaines (1934)

15-Johnny Williams (1906), L.C. “Good Rockin” Robinson (1915), Larry Johnson (1938)

16-Cleveland Chenier (1921), Betty Carter (1930)

17-Tiny Powell (1922), Henry “Taj Mahal” Fredericks (1942)

18-Little Son Joe Lawlars (1900), Big Joe Turner (1911), Sara Martin (1884)

20-Jaybird Coleman (1920)

21-Fats Waller (1904), Little Willie Anderson (1920), Dave Specter (1963), Lee “Shot” Williams (1938), Billy Wright (1932)

22-Sun Ra (1914)

24-John Lee (1915)

25-Willie Thomas (1912), Miles Davis (1926)

26-Mamie Smith (1883)

27-Brother John Sellers (1924), Junior Parker (1932)

28-T-Bone Walker (1910), Gladys Knight (1944)

29-Ron Levy (1951)

JUNE BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1 – Lafayette Leake (1919)

3- Jimmy Rogers (1924), Memphis Minnie (1897), Curtis Mayfield (1942)

8-James Harman (1946)

9-Johnny Ace (1929), Jackie Wilson (1934), Skip James (1902)

10-Howlin’ Wolf (1910)

12-Lyn Collins (1948), Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1977), “Harmonica George” Robinson (1934)

13-James Carr (1942)

18- Sara Martin (1884), Don “Sugarcane” Harris (1938)

19-Jerry McCain (1930)

20-Lazy Lester (1933), Louis “Kid Thomas” Watts (1934)

20-Helen Humes (1913)

24-Ransom Knowling (1912), Lester Williams (1920)

25-Clifton Chenier (1925), Eddie Floyd (1935)

26-Big Bill Broonzy (1893)

28-David “Honeyboy” Edwards (1915)

29-Frank Kirkland (1927)

JULY BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1- Thomas A. Dorsey (1899), Willie Dixon (1915), James Cotton (1935), Syl Johnson (1939)

4-Champion Jack Dupree (1910)

5-Smiley Lewis (1913)

7-Pinetop Perkins (1913)

8-Louis Jordan (1908), Johnnie Johnson (1924)

10-Casey Bill Weldon (1909), Barrelhouse Chuck (1958), Blind Boy Fuller (1907), Charlie Baty (1953)

11-Blind Lemon Jefferson (1897)

14-Claude & Clifford Trenier (1919)

15-Washboard Sam (1910), Willie Cobbs (1940), Millie Jackson (1944)

16-Denise LaSalle (1939)

17-Peppermint Harris (1925)

18-Screamin Jay Hawkins (1929), Martha Reeves (1941), Lonnie Mack (1941)

19-Buster Benton (1932)

21-Floyd Jones (1917)

22-Chuck Jackson (1937), George Clinton (1940)

28-Mike Bloomfield (1943), Junior Kimbrough (1930), Ikey Robinson (1904)

29-Charlie Christian (1916)

30-Buddy Guy (1936)

31-Roy Milton (1907)

AUGUST BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1- Robert Cray (1953)

2-Big Walter Price (1917)

3-Mercy Dee Walton (1915)

4-Louis Armstrong (1901)

6-Willie Brown (1900), Lem Johnson (1906), Willie Nix (1922), Jesse Wilkins, Jr. (1933)

7-Magic Slim (1937), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1936)

8-Joe Tex (1933), Jimmy Witherspoon (1923)

9-Robert Shaw (1908)

10-Ronnie Spector (1945), Grego Anderson (1968)

11-Sam Collins (1887)

12-Percy Mayfield (1920), Roy Gaines (1934)

13-Jimmy McCracklin (1921), Son Seals (1942)

14-Larry Graham (1946)

15-Buster Brown (1911), Oscar Peterson (1925), Jackie Brenston (1930), Bobby Byrd (1934)

16-Eddie Kirkland (1928), Melvin “Lil’ Son” Jackson (1915)

17-Luther Allison (1939), Albert Washington (1935)

18-Jimmy Witherspoon (1923), Curtis Jones (1906)

19-Earl Gaines (1935)

20-Issac Hayes (1942), Jack Teagarden (1905)

21-Count Basie (1904)

22-John Lee Hooker (1920), Debbie Davies (1952), Henry “Son” Sims (1890)

24-Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (1905), Wynonie Harris (1915)

26-Jimmy Rushing (1902)

27-Lester Young (1909)

28-Jimmie Bell (1910)

29-Charlie Parker (1920), Dinah Washington (1924)

30-Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson (1934)

31-Todd Rhodes (1900)

SEPTEMBER BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1- Archie Bell (1944)

2-Joe Simon (1943)

3-Memphis Slim(1915), Freddie King (1934)

4-Meade “Lux” Lewis (1905)

5-Sunnyland Slim (1907)

6-Buddy Bolden (1877), Jimmy Reed (1925)

7-Little Milton Campbell (1934), Latimore (1939)

8-Harmonica Fats (1927), Guitar Shorty (1939)

9-Otis Redding (1941)

10-Roy Brown (1925)

11-Barbeque Bob (1902)

12-Alger “Texas” Alexander (1900), Barry White (1944), Gus Cannon (1885)

13-Charles Brown (1922), Joanna Connor (1962)

15-Silas Hogan (1911), Snooky Pryor (1921)

16-B.B. King (1925), Little Willie Littlefield (1931), BIlly Boy Arnold (1935)

18-Louis Myers (1929)

19-Brook Benton (1931), Freda Payne (1945)

22-Bobby Radcliff (1951)

23-Albert Ammons (1907), John Coltrane (1926), Ray Charles (1930), Fenton Robinson (1935), Ben E. King (1938), Tiny Bradshaw (1905), MIghty Joe Young (1927)

24-Z.Z. Hill (1935), Willie Kent (1936), Tarheel Slim (1924)

25-Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes (1936)

29-Houston Stackhouse (1910), Koko Taylor (1935), Chick Willis (1934)

30-Johnny Mathis (1935), Frankie Lymon (1942)

OCTOBER BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1- George “Wild Child” Butler (1936), Donny Hathaway (1945), Cub Koda (1948)

3-Albert Collins (1932), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Chubby Checker (1941), Billy Branch (1951)

5-Roy Book Binder (1941)

6-Aaron “Little Sonny” Willis (1932), Sammy Price (1908)

9-O.V. Wright (1939)

10-Ivory Joe Hunter (1914), Harry “Sweets” Edison (1915)

11-Thelonius Monk (1917), Art Blakey (1919)

12-Nappy Brown (1929), Sam Moore (1935)

13-Art Tatum (1910), Shirley Caesar (1938)

14-Jimmy Liggins (1924), Son Thomas (1924), Kenny Neal (1957)

15-Victoria Spivey (1906), Robert Ward (1938)

16-Sugarpie Desanto(1935), Big Joe Williams (1903)

18-Chuck Berry

19-William “Piano Red” Perryman (1911)

20-Jelly Roll Morton (1885)

21-Dizzy Gillespie (1917), Elvin Bishop (1942), Doctor Ross (1925)

23-Rufus “Speckled Red” Perryman (1892), Boozoo Chavis (1930)

24-Sonny Terry (1911), Willie Mabon (1925), Jimmy Dawkins (1936)

26-Mahalia Jackson (1911), Detroit Junior (1931), Bootsy Collins (1951)

27-Henry Townsend (1909)

30-Tommy Ridgely (1925)

31-Ethel Waters (1896), Illinois Jacquet (1902)

NOVEMBER BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1- Beulah “Sippie” Wallace (1898), Little Johnny Jones (1924)

3-Earl “Speedo” Carroll (1937), Sonny Rhodes (1940)

4-Willie Love (1906), Delbert McClinton (1940), James Peterson (1937)

5-Ike Turner (1931)

6-Joe Carter (1927), Maurice John Vaughn (1952)

8-Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore (1913), Bonnie Raitt (1949)

10-Mojo Buford (1929), James Davis (1938), Big Chief Ellis (1914), Hip Linkchain (1936)

11-LaVern Baker (1929), Mose Allison (1927)

12-Bukka White (1906), Booker T. Jones (1944)

13-Louisa “Blue Lu” Barker (1913), John Hammond, Jr. (1942)

14-Carey Bell (1936), Valerie Wellington (1959)

15-Clyde McPhatter (1933), Little Willie John (1937), Anson Funderburgh (1954)

16-W.C. Handy (1873), Hubert Sumlin (1931), Francis Clay (1923)

17-Tab Benoit (1967)

18-Hank Ballard (1936)

21-Coleman Hawkins (1904), Lloyd Glen (1909), Dr. John (1940)

22-Alex Moore (1899), Angela Strehli (1945)

23-Betty Everett (1939), R.L. Burnside (1926)

24-Scott Joplin (1868)

25-Eddie Boyd (1914), Etta Jones (1928), Jimmy Johnson (1928)

26-Tina Turner (1939)

27-Jimi Hendrix (1942)

29-John Mayall (1933)

30-Robert Nighthawk (1909), Brownie McGhee (1915)

DECEMBER BLUES BIRTHDAYS

1- Billy Paul (1934), Lou Rawls (1935)

4-Larry Davis (1936)

5-Alec “Rice” Miller, Sonny Boy Williamson II (1899), Rev. James Cleveland (1931), “Little Richard” Penniman (1935)

7-Blind John Davis (1913)

8-Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925), Jimmy Smith (1925), Jerry Butler (1939)

9-Junior Wells (1934)

10-Guitar Slim (1926)

11-Big Mama Thorton (1926)

12-Joe Williams (1918), Lonesome Sundown (1928)

13-Lucky Peterson (1964)

15-Tampa Red (1903), Andrew Odom (1936)

17-Sy Oliver (1910), James Booker (1939), Paul Butterfield (1942)

18-Pee Wee Crayton (1914), Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (1917), Lonnie Brooks (1933), Peg Leg Sam (1911)

19-“Professor Longhair”, Henry Byrd (1918)

20-Cousin Joe Pleasant (1907)

21-Peetie Wheatstraw (1901), Carla Thomas (1942), Harmonica Slim (1934)

22-Lil Green (1919)

23-Little Esther Phillips (1935)

24-Lee Dorsey (1924)

25-Cab Calloway (1907), Joe Louis Walker (1949)

27-Matt “Guitar” Murphy (1929), Tracy Nelson (1947)

28-Roebuck “Pops” Staples (1915), Johnny Otis (1921)

30-Bo Diddley (1928)

31-Odetta (1930)

 

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