Biography

Blues and Jazz Artists

“Jazz Blues….Blues jazz, really. - Blues jazz festival. The Isle of Lucy jazz and blues festival.” - This is Spinal Tap

 

 

In the early to mid 1960s, a number of people rediscovered and located the original folk and bluesmen of the South and resurrected their careers by presenting them to white rock and roll audiences in the late 60s and 70s. San Francisco Promoter Bill Graham in particular liked to mix up bills and expose “the kids” to other types of music, from country blues to Latin jazz and everything in between. 

 

 

Here you will find various posters showcasing the Blues and Jazz artists that played the traditional psychedelic rock halls of the era, often in a diverse lineup of different bands.

 

 

Artists may include but are not limited to Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chuck Berry, Charles Lloyd, Muddy Waters, Lightning Hopkins, Albert Collins, Albert King, Miles Davis, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Junior Walker, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Otis Redding, Taj Mahal, Gabor Szabo, Bola Sete, John Mayall, BB King, and more.

 

 

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