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The last surviving member of the first-generation swamp blues fraternity that includes Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Slim, and Lonesome Sundown, Lazy Lester, who plays a Gibson acoustic, is best known for killer cuts like "Ponderosa Stomp," "Patrol Wagon Blues," "I Hear You Knockin'" and "You're Gonna Ruin Me Baby." Armed with a harmonica and his trusty Gibson, Lester brings the spirit of Crowley, Louisiana and the musical gumbo of J. Miller's Excello Records genre-jumping recording sessions to life when he hits the stage.
Just after her sixteenth birthday, Gibson L6S guitar slinger Lady Bo found herself playing on classic Bo Diddley tracks like "Hey, Bo Diddley," "Mona," "Say Man," "Crackin' Up," "Road Runner," "Bo Diddley's A Gunslinger," and "Aztec." In the '60s, Lady Bo was an esteemed sessions player who lent her skills to hits by the Bopchords and the Continentals, as well as Les Cooper's "Owee Baby" and the Soul Rockers' "Wiggle Wobble." A rhythm guitarist in James Brown and Sam & Dave's bands, Lady Bo still - jaw-droppingly - delivers the goods.
An inductee into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame, Lil Buck plays with Lil Band O Gold today.Then the atom bomb hit: Ulmer hooked up with Ornette Coleman and recorded his first album, Tales of Captain Black.Opening shows for Captain Beefheart and Public Image, Ltd, Jackson formed a killer band that included Ronald Shannon Jackson and Calvin Weston on drums, trumpeter Olu Dara, and David Murray on sax.After a few singles on Atlanta's Peachtree Records and a stint in Bobby Blue Bland's band, Jones retired, only to resurface in the late '90s to reclaim his crown with new albums on the Black Magic and Northern Blues labels.  Harmolodic guitar master James Blood Ulmer- - who plays a Gibson Byrdland model - started out with gospel and doo-wop, backing groups like the Del-Vikings and the Swing Kings.