Personalities | Mighty Mo Rodgers | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Keyboards, vocals, b. 1942)

Maurice Rodgers grew up sneaking into chitlin circuit clubs in his native Chicago and nearby Gary, Indiana. His distinctive songwriting combines funky arrangements with explorations of the metaphysics of the blues, notably on his 1999 debut Blues Is My Wailin’ Wall. He began performing in the mid-1960s in Los Angeles with T-Bone Walker, Albert Collins and others; his sound is influenced by the Memphis Stax stable of stars.

Styles & Forms | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
Personalities | Gonzalo Rubalcaba | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

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


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