Personalities | John Campbell | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Guitar, vocals, 1952–93)
Campbell, who was born in Louisiana and grew up in Texas, combined the traditional approach of Lightnin’ Hopkins with his own swampy, electrified New Orleans hoodoo spiritualism. His debut, the Ronnie Earl-produced A Man & His Blues (1988), is a superb summation of his acoustic roots, but its two electric follow-ups, One Believer (1991) and Howlin’ Mercy (1993), which introduced rock flourishes, had him poised for a commercial breakthrough when his heart failed.
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