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Louisiana Swamp Blues Vol. 6

Artist Silas Hogan/Arthut "Guitar" Kelley
Title Louisiana Swamp Blues Vol. 6
Release Date Monday, November 2, 2015
Genre Blues > Louisiana Blues
Copyright © Wolf Records International GmbH

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Louisiana Swamp Blues Vol. 6 - Silas Hogan/Arthut "Guitar" Kelley

Around Baton Rouge these days they call Silas Hogan "The Godfather". He is the undisputed head of the Baton Rouge blues family and one of the last exponents of what Robert Palmer once described as "Deep Blues" but Silas prefers to call "them low down blues".Like many blues singers Kelley learned to play religious songs first, but his main interest was in the blues. In the 40s, he was living near Baton Rouge and beginning to develop his own guitar style, under the influence of local artist Lightning Slim, as well as copying records by artists such as Muddy Waters and Lightnin' Hopkins.