Personalities | Carey Bell | Seventies | Jazz & Blues

(Harmonica, vocals, b. 1936)

Carey Bell is one of Chicago’s most distinctive harmonica players. He began playing with pianist Lovie Lee in Mississippi at the age of 13 and moved to Chicago at 20. Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter were key influences on his harmonica style, while tenures with Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters increased his profile in the business. Bell has led over a dozen sessions since his debut in 1969, some featuring his son, guitarist Lurrie Bell.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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