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Mighty Joe Young

Blues guitarist Mighty Joe Young had an identifiable soul drenched edge to his blues, which served him well as a premier back up guitarist, session man, and band leader in Chicago's North Side.

Born in 1927 near Shreveport, Louisiana, Young began playing in the early 1950s, working clubs in Milwaukee and then back in his native Louisiana where in 1955 he first recorded for the Jiffy label. He was already well known for his work with the harmonica-player Billy Boy Arnold, the guitarist Jimmy Rogers, and his brilliant contemporary Otis Rush, when in 1961 a manager added the “Mighty” sobriquet to his name for his solo albums for the little Fire label.

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Mighty Joe Young
Mighty Joe Young
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