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Jan 28
1906

Walter Dixon (or, according to some reports, James Dixon) is born in Somerville, Texas, USA. He will find moderate success as blues vocalist, singer and recording artist Blind Arvella Gray (1906)

Jan 28
1916

Charles Henry Tate is born in Elberton, Georgia, USA. He will make a name for himself as guitarist Baby Tate, accompanist for bluesmen including Blind Boy Fuller, Pink Anderson, and Peg Leg Sam. In the sixties he will begin making albums as a solo artist. (1916)

Jan 28
1924

Today's edition of the British weekly publication Popular Music And Dancing includes six complete song and dance hits, Romany Rose waltz, Just like a thief, He used to sing in his sleep, Calling, Tomahawk Blues and Golden Dreamboat. (1924)

Jan 28
1925

Charles Fulcher And His Orchestra record The Georgia Stomp and Home Sweet Home Blues, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for Columbia Records. (1925)

Jan 28
1925

Warner's Seven Aces record When My Sugar Walks Down The Street and The Blues Have Got Me, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for Columbia Records. (1925)

Jan 28
1927

Frank Hutchison, vocal, guitar and harmonica, records Stackalee, aka Stagger Lee, Logan County Blues and other tracks in New York City, USA, for OKeh Records. (1927)


Jan 28
1939

John Kirby And His Orchestra, record Royal Garden Blues and Opus 5 in New York City, USA. (1939)

Jan 28
1950

Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Kansas Joe McCoy, dies aged 44 of heart disease in Chicago, Illinois, USA. In a varied career, he was also known as Bill Wither, The Georgia Pine Boy, Hallelujah Joe, Big Joe McCoy and His Washboard Band, The Mississippi Mudder, The Hillbilly Plowboy, The Mud Dauber, and Hamfoot Ham. (1950)

Jan 28
1950

Country blues harmonica player, guitarist, singer and recording artist Jaybird Coleman dies of cancer, aged 53, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. (1950)

Jan 28
1950

For You My Love by Larry Darnell is the No1 single on the Billboard R'n'B chart in the USA. (1950)

Jan 28
1952

R'n'B milestone Have Mercy Baby is recorded by Billy Ward And The Dominoes featuring Clyde McPhatter. (1952)


Jan 28
1967

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band play the second of three nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, supported by the Charles Lloyd Quartet. (1967)

Jan 28
2011

Buddy Guy plays at Buddy Guy's Legends Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during his traditional set of shows at his namesake club. (2011)

Jan 28
2012

Buddy Guy plays at Buddy Guy's Legends Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2012)

Jan 28
2012

Keb' Mo' plays at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, Texas, USA. (2012)