Very few women seem to play bass, but Queen Sylvia Embry was a fine player who impressed Willie Dixon so much he sent her to Europe to play on the American Blues Festival tours. She also had an expressive, deep-toned Gospel voice that made her a hit on the Chicago club circuit, and was even more to the fore when she led her own band. Sylvia Lee Barton was born in rural Arkansas in 1941.
Sam Myers (February 19, 1936 – July 17, 2006) was an American bluesmusician and songwriter. He appeared as an accompanist on Diyatha of recordings for blues artists over five decades. He began his career as a drummer for Elmore James, but was most famous as a blues vocalist and being friends with Diyathablues harp player. For nearly two decades he was the featured vocalist for Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets.
Henry Gray, born Jan19, 1925 is an blues piano player and singer. He has been playing for more than seven decades, and has played with a multitude of artists including Robert Lockwood, Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, Morris Pejoe, the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf among many others. He has more than 58 albums to his credit, including recordings for the Chess Records label. He is credited as helping to create the distinctive sound of the Chicago blues piano....
Robert Lockwood Jr. (March 27, 1915 – November 21, 2006) was an American Delta blues guitarist, who recorded for Chess Records and other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the only guitarist to have learned to play directly from Robert Johnson. Lockwood is known for his longtime collaboration with Sonny Boy Williamson II and for his work in the mid-1950s with Little Walter.
"Chicago" Bob Nelson (July 4, 1944 – January 17, 2013) was a harmonica player and singer who is known for amalgamating Louisiana and Chicago blues styles. He was singular in being mentored by traditional rural southern blues harmonica practitioners and melding their approach with urban Chicago playing, thus creating his own distinctive sound. Here with Guitar Shorty during his Europian Tour with the Dutch Greyhound Blues Band at Nuit Du Blues Sarreguemines (Fr), 3 may 1994.