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Robert Lockwood Jr

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:27 am
by Garrett
In memory of Robert Lockwood Jr on his birthday!

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Mar. 27, 1915 / Nov. 21, 2006

Lockwood developed a style all his own becoming one of Blues most successful musicians. He was born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas. He learned to play the guitar at age eleven from blues pioneer Robert Johnson and by the age of fifteen was playing professionally. After playing locally on the radio (where he mentored B.B. King), Lockwood moved to Chicago, Illinois in the 1950's and became a popular session musician for Chess Records. In 1960 he settled in Cleveland, Ohio performing regularly at Fat Fish Blue and other blues establishments. Late in his career he received recognition for his solo work with two of his albums, "I Got to find me a Woman" (1998) and "Delta Crossroads" (2000) receiving Grammy nominations. He toured the US, Europe and Japan regularly, won several National Blues Music Awards and WC Handy Awards and in 1989 was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The music legend died in Cleveland after suffering a stroke.

Bio by Big Woo http://www.robertlockwood.com/


Re: Robert Lockwood Jr

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:28 pm
by goldbrick
Very cool player-I saw him a couple of times at his regular gig in Cleveland

He didn't play all straight blues and did jazz stuff as well.. He had a knowledge of chords way beyond the standard blues player-- And a good example of a bluesman that didn,t sing