Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Clifford Gibson (1901-1963)
BT-620 Clifford Gibson

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1901, Clifford "Grandpappy"Gibson was an American blues singer and guitarist who cut his musical teeth in St. Louis, Missouri. He recorded twenty-four sides for two different labels between 1929 and 1931. He is best known for the tracks, "Bad Luck Dice" and "Hard Headed Blues".

One of the first purely urban performers whose playing had no pronounced rural influences, Gibson's inventive single-string, vibrato-laden approach resembled that of the highly sophisticated jazz blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson, but placed more emphasis on improvisation. Gibson died in 1963.

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