Personalities | J.B. Hutto | Seventies | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, 1926–83)

The highly theatrical Joseph Benjamin ‘J.B.’ Hutto sang in the Golden Crowns Gospel Singers as a child and made his first records with his backup band, the Hawks, in 1954. Hutto then left the music business but returned, rejuvenated, 10 years later. He toured with various incarnations of the Hawks until Hound Dog Taylor’s death in 1976, when Hutto briefly took over Taylor’s band the Houserockers. He continued to perform with the New Hawks until his own passing.

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


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