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     Devil's Tale Music is dedicated to the Early Electric Blues styles ranging from '37-'53, primarily focused on what was happening around KFFA (Helena, AR), Maxwell St (Chicago) Memphis and Hastings St (Detroit). A raw electric sound emerged, steeped in country blues, small ensemble combos, using small amplifiers, simple and effective archtop guitars, a simple recording process, using few mics, done by small labels such as Trumpet, Ora Nelle, Tempo-Tone, Parkway, JOB, Chance, Marvel etc.,

 

     A partial list of the musicians whom we consider pioneered the idiom:  John Lee Williamson, Robert Nighthawk, Houston Stackhouse, Willie Love, Rice Miller, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Joe Willie Wilkins, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Sunnyland Slim, Leroy “Baby Face” Foster, Little Walter, Blue Smitty, Snooky Pryor, Moody Jones, Floyd Jones, Bernard Abrams, Louis Myers, Dave Myers, Jr. Wells, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Johnny Shines, Johnnie Jones, St. Louis Jimmy, Eddie Boyd, Joe Von Battle, Big Boy Crudop, Washboard Sam, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie, Little Son Joe, Willie Nix, Little Hudson, Johnny Young, Big Maceo, Walter Davis, Baby Boy Warren, Eddie Burns, Calvin Frazier, John Brim, Elga Edmonds, Judge Riley, Fred Below, Jump Jackson, Odie Payne, Peck Curtis, Calvin Newborn, Willie Johnson, Joe Hill Louis, Big Crawford, Ransom Knowling etc

 

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