Personalities | Elvin Bishop | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1942)

This Tulsa, Oklahoma native’s return to his roots as a blues player has been characterized by barnstorming live sets and albums for the Alligator label in the Chicago electric tradition, at times approximating the sound of Elmore James’s bands. Bishop, who became a charter member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band while attending college in Chicago in the 1960s, stopped making music for nearly a decade following his Elvin Bishop Group’s US number-three pop hit ‘Fooled Around And Fell In Love’ in 1976. Today he resides in San Francisco.

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


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