Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:31 pm

It's not Jimmy Reed.

It's not Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, or Junior Wells, either.

Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:51 pm

Hank Cosby?

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Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:13 pm

could it be arthur crudup ?

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ok, just kidding 8)

Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:48 pm

Uh, no.


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I'm beginning to think it may be a gospel perfomer. I ran a check of Thomas A. Dorsey (a.ka. "Georgia Tom" in his earlier blues incarnation) but it's not him either.

I plan to check with some others who might know, soon enough...

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Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:49 pm

Someone has suggested that it could be Otis Blackwell ??

Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:02 am

No, they haven't but he looks a bit old to be him in '66.

Here's some shots of Blackwell:


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No, not him, either. :wink:

Or is it? :shock:

Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:11 am

It's not the great Otis Blackwell. Otis was a bit shorter than that man -- and is on record as having never met Elvis.

Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:07 am

Fats Domino

Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:23 am

Fats ??

Have you gone nuts,man ?

I would suggest that he is a singer in a gospel quartet or possibly a studio background singer.He certainly looks sophisticated.

Keep searching !

Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:27 am

Ha anybody mentioned Rufus Thomas? I think it's him!

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:16 am

Snowman Parker?

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Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:55 am

maybe someone close to jacky wilson ?

Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:05 pm

Doc, is it somebody on this list? Ive eliminated some of the women off of this list as well as some of the people who I know aren't right.

1. W.C. Handy
2. Son House
4. Robert Johnson
6. T-Bone Walker
8. Little Walter
9. Lonnie Johnson
11. Blind Lemon Jefferson
12. Elmore James
13. Willie Dixon
17. Charlie Patton
18. Ma Rainey
19. Leadbelly
20. Howlin' Wolf
21. Louis Jordan
22. Big Bill Broonzy
23. Skip James
24. Sonny Boy Williamson I
25. Professor Longhair
26. Mamie Smith
27. Blind Blake
28. Robert Nighthawk
29. Memphis Minnie
30. Leroy Carr
31. Arthur Big Boy Crudup
33. Tampa Red
34. Sonny Boy Williamson II
35. Lightnin' Hopkins
36. Charles Brown
37. Albert King
38. Brownie McGhee
39. Junior Wells
40. Missippi John Hurt
41. Jimmy Reed
43. Blind Willie Johnson
45. Big Joe Turner
46. Albert Collins
47. Sleepy John Estes
48. Rosco Gordon
49. Otis Spann
50. Walter "Furry" Lewis
51. Reverend Gary Davis
52. Big Maceo
53. Blind Boy Fuller
54. Pinetop Smith
55. Hound Dog Taylor
56. Roosevelt Sykes
57. Buddy Guy
59. Big Joe Williams
60. Missippi Fred McDowell
61. Slim Harpo
62. Etta James
63. Tommy Johnson
64. Big Walter Horton
65. Sippie Wallace
66. Amos Milburn
67. Bobby Blue Bland
69. Otis Rush
70. Gus Cannon
71. Sunnyland Sims
72. Magic Sam
73. Memphis Slim
74. Willie Brown
75. John Mayall
76. Big Maybelle
77. Champion Jack Dupree
78. Johnny Shines
79. Julia Lee
80. Josh White
82. J B Hutto
83. Jesse Fuller
84. Eric Clapton
85. Blind Willie McTell
86. Eddie Taylor
87. Peatie Wheatstraw
89. Meade Lux Lewis
90. Jimmy Rushing
91. Taj Mahal
92. KoKo Taylor
93. Charles Musselwhite
94. Luther Allison
95. Frank "Son" Seals
96. Honeyboy Edwards
98. Barbecue Bob
99. Johnny Ace
100. James Cotton
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Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:05 pm

It isn't one of my favorite guitarists.... Freddy King.

Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:04 pm

http://www.blueheartarchive.com/publici ... /page1.htm might provide some visual help here...

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:15 pm

It's not Rufus Thomas, and the suggestion of Fats Domino is beyond comprehension.

Joe Car wrote:Doc, is it somebody on this list? Ive eliminated some of the women off of this list as well as some of the people who I know aren't right.

1. W.C. Handy - DEAD
2. Son House - DEAD
4. Robert Johnson - DEAD
6. T-Bone Walker
8. Little Walter
9. Lonnie Johnson - DEAD
11. Blind Lemon Jefferson - DEAD
12. Elmore James - DEAD
13. Willie Dixon
17. Charlie Patton - DEAD
18. Ma Rainey - WOMAN, DEAD
19. Leadbelly - DEAD
20. Howlin' Wolf - TOO OLD (56)
21. Louis Jordan
22. Big Bill Broonzy
23. Skip James - TOO OLD (64)
24. Sonny Boy Williamson I - DEAD
25. Professor Longhair - TOO OLD (47)
26. Mamie Smith - WOMAN
27. Blind Blake - DEAD
28. Robert Nighthawk - DEAD
29. Memphis Minnie - WOMAN, DEAD
30. Leroy Carr - DEAD
31. Arthur Big Boy Crudup - TOO OLD
33. Tampa Red
34. Sonny Boy Williamson II - DEAD
35. Lightnin' Hopkins
36. Charles Brown
37. Albert King - ALREADY ELIMINATED
38. Brownie McGhee
39. Junior Wells - ALREADY ELIMINATED
40. Missippi John Hurt
41. Jimmy Reed - ALREADY ELIMINATED
43. Blind Willie Johnson - DEAD
45. Big Joe Turner - ALREADY ELIMINATED
46. Albert Collins - ALREADY ELIMINATED
47. Sleepy John Estes
48. Rosco Gordon
49. Otis Spann
50. Walter "Furry" Lewis
51. Reverend Gary Davis
52. Big Maceo
53. Blind Boy Fuller - DEAD
54. Pinetop Smith
55. Hound Dog Taylor
56. Roosevelt Sykes
57. Buddy Guy - ALREADY ELIMINATED
59. Big Joe Williams
60. Missippi Fred McDowell - TOO OLD (62)
61. Slim Harpo
62. Etta James - WOMAN
63. Tommy Johnson - DEAD
64. Big Walter Horton
65. Sippie Wallace
66. Amos Milburn
67. Bobby Blue Bland - ALREADY ELIMINATED
69. Otis Rush - ALREADY ELIMINATED
70. Gus Cannon
71. Sunnyland Sims
72. Magic Sam
73. Memphis Slim
74. Willie Brown
75. John Mayall - WHITE
76. Big Maybelle - WOMAN
77. Champion Jack Dupree
78. Johnny Shines
79. Julia Lee - WOMAN
80. Josh White
82. J B Hutto
83. Jesse Fuller
84. Eric Clapton - WHITE
85. Blind Willie McTell - DEAD
86. Eddie Taylor
87. Peatie Wheatstraw
89. Meade Lux Lewis
90. Jimmy Rushing
91. Taj Mahal
92. KoKo Taylor - WOMAN
93. Charles Musselwhite - WHITE
94. Luther Allison
95. Frank "Son" Seals
96. Honeyboy Edwards
98. Barbecue Bob
99. Johnny Ace - DEAD
100. James Cotton - DEAD

My gosh, Joe, did you really look at this list?

First, I marked off the ones we have already dismissed.

But, besides the appearance of seven (7) more women, at least 19 of these folks were either dead by 1966 -- or too old -- to possibly qualify.

And you have three (3) white guys up there.

This is tougher than one might imagine. How obscure can this fellow be?

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:54 pm

Doc, sorry, I didn't really have time to look properly.

Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:58 pm

Could it be Chuck Berry?

Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:12 am

Looks a lot like Dudley Brooks.

Check out the FTD Loving You booklet.

Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:48 am

KiwiAlan wrote:Looks a lot like Dudley Brooks.

Check out the FTD Loving You booklet.


Here's a 1957 photo of Dudley Brooks (sitting on the left):

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Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:41 am

KiwiAlan wrote:Looks a lot like Dudley Brooks.

Our "mystery man" looks nothing like Dudley Brooks, whose hair was already greying at the temples in January 1957. Brooks was 43, and would be 52 at the time of the photo in question.

Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:48 am

Don't know if it helps to see all of the pic !

At least it's clearer !
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Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:16 am

The guy in question is Sammy "Shoeshine" Williams.

Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:29 am

So lets see if anyone thinks this ear is from the same guy in the picture with Elvis

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What do you think?

Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:33 am

elbo51 wrote:So lets see if anyone thinks this ear is from the same guy in the picture with Elvis

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What do you think?


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