St. Louis Blues Musicians

St. Louis Blues Musicians

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Bennie Smith, Charley Jordan, Chuck Berry, Clifford Gibson, Henry Townsend (musician), Ike Turner, J.D. Short, James qStumpq Johnson, James Crutchfield, Johnnie Johnson (musician), Kim Massie, Lonnie Johnson, Peetie Wheatstraw, Robert Nighthawk, Roosevelt Sykes, Speckled Red, Teddy Darby, Tommy Bankhead, Walter Davis (blues), Yank Rachell. Excerpt: Ike Wister Turner (November 5, 1931 - December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. In a career that lasted more than half a century, his repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. He is most popularly known for his 1960s work with his then wife Tina Turner in the Ike a Tina Turner revue. Growing up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he began playing piano and guitar when he was eight, forming his group, the Kings of Rhythm as a teenager at high school. He employed the group as his backing band for the rest of his life. His first recording, qRocket 88q with the Kings of Rhythm credited as qJackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, q in 1951, is considered a possible contender for qfirst rock and roll song.q Relocating to St. Louis, Missouri in 1954, he built the Kings into one of the most renowned acts on the local club circuit. It was there he met singer Anna Mae Bullock, whom he married and renamed Tina Turner, forming the Ike a Tina Turner Revue, which over the course of the sixties became a soul/rock crossover success. In the 1950s, he was hit by a bus Sun Studios and Modern Records as an arranger and talent scout for blues artists. Turner recorded for many of the key RaB record labels of the 1950s and 1960s, including Chess, Modern, Trumpet, Flair and Sue. With the Ike a Tina Revue he graduated to larger labels Blue Thumb and United Artists. Throughout his career Turner won two Grammy Awards and was...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Title:St. Louis Blues Musicians
Author: Source Wikipedia - 2013-09

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