Blues singer and guitarist Son Seals appeared on the Chicago scene in 1971, already possessing a masterful style marked by his intense vocals and blazing guitar work. He toured relentlessly and made ten great albums in his short career.
Seals was born in 1942 in Osceola, Arkansas. He grew up in a small apartment in the back of the club his father owned, a blues bar called The Dipsy Doodle. He could hear the music of Sonny Boy Williamson, Albert King and Robert Nighthawk through the walls of the bedroom he shared with 14 brothers and sisters. Jim Seals, son’s father, played piano, trombone, guitar and drums, and was a member of the famed Rabbit Foot Minstrels, the band that backed Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith... Read More