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Leroy Foster

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"Baby Face" Leroy Foster (February 1, 1923 – May 26, 1958) was an American blues singer, drummer and guitarist, active in Chicago from the mid-1940s until the late 1950s. [1]

31 relations: Alcoholism, Algoma, Mississippi, Aristocrat Records, Blues, Chess Records, Chicago, Chicago blues, Doctor Clayton, Drum, Drummer, Griffith, Indiana, Guitar, Guitarist, Harmonica, Human voice, Illinois, J. Mayo Williams, J.O.B. Records, Jimmy Rogers, Leonard Chess, Little Johnny Jones (pianist), Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Myocardial infarction, Piano, Rollin' and Tumblin', Singing, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sunnyland Slim, The Chicago Defender, United States.


Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems.

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Algoma, Mississippi

Algoma is a town in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

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Aristocrat Records

Aristocrat Records, sometimes billed as the Aristocrat of Records, was founded in April 1947 by Charles and Evelyn Aron, together with their partners Fred and Mildred Brount and Art Spiegel.

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Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Chess Records

Chess Records was an American record company, founded in 1950 in Chicago and specializing in blues and rhythm and blues.

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Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chicago blues

The Chicago blues is a form of blues music indigenous to Chicago, Illinois.

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Doctor Clayton

Doctor Clayton (born Peter Joe Clayton; April 19, 1898 – January 7, 1947) was an American blues singer and songwriter.

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The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.

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A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.

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Griffith, Indiana

Griffith is a town in Calumet and St. John townships in Lake County, Indiana, United States.

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The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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A guitarist (or a guitar player) is a person who plays the guitar.

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The harmonica, also known as a French harp or mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument used worldwide in many musical genres, notably in blues, American folk music, classical music, jazz, country, and rock and roll.

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Human voice

The human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal tract, such as talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc.

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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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J. Mayo Williams

Jay Mayo "Ink" Williams (September 25, 1894 – January 2, 1980) was a pioneering African-American producer of recorded blues music.

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J.O.B. Records

J.O.B. Records was an American, Chicago based independent record label, founded by businessman Joe Brown and bluesman St. Louis Jimmy Oden in 1949.

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Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers (June 3, 1924 – December 19, 1997) was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters's band in the early 1950s.

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Leonard Chess

Leonard Chess (March 12, 1917 – October 16, 1969) was an American record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records.

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Little Johnny Jones (pianist)

Little Johnny Jones (born Johnnie Jones, November 1, 1924 – November 19, 1964) was an American Chicago blues pianist and singer, best known for his work with Tampa Red, Muddy Waters and Elmore James.

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Little Walter

Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica and impact on succeeding generations earned comparisons for him to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix.

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Muddy Waters

McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".

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Myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.

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The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.

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Rollin' and Tumblin'

"Rollin' and Tumblin'" (or "Roll and Tumble Blues") is a blues song first recorded by American singer/guitarist Hambone Willie Newbern in 1929.

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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

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Sonny Boy Williamson I

John Lee Curtis "Sonny Boy" Williamson (March 30, 1914 – June 1, 1948) was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter.

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Sunnyland Slim

Albert Luandrew (September 5, 1906 – March 17, 1995), "Blues pianist and singer Sunnyland Slim was born Albert Luandrew in Vance, Mississippi, September 5, 1906 (most sources say 1907, but the Social Security Death Index and 1920 census data give the date as 1906)." known as Sunnyland Slim, was an American blues pianist who was born in the Mississippi Delta and moved to Chicago, helping to make that city a center of postwar blues.

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The Chicago Defender

The Chicago Defender is a Chicago-based weekly newspaper founded in 1905 by Robert S. Abbott for primarily African-American readers.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_Foster

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