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Jimmy Liggins

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Jimmy Liggins

Jimmy Liggins has been played on NTS shows including Jazzman, with Honeydripper first played on 11 December 2015.

Jimmy Liggins (b 14 October 1922, Newby, Oklahoma – 18 July 1983, Durham, North Carolina) was an American R&B guitarist and bandleader.

Following the success of his brother Joe, Jimmy Liggins started his recording career as singer, guitarist, and leader of the “Drops of Joy”, on Art Rupe’s Specialty label in 1947. One of his early releases, “Cadillac Boogie”, was a direct forerunner of “Rocket 88”, itself often called the first rock and roll record.

Recordings such as "Tear Drop Blues" and, later, “Drunk”, featuring leading sax players such…

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Honeydripper
Dolores Ealy, The Kenyattas, Jimmy Liggins Guitar & Orchestra
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Honeydripper
Dolores Ealy, The Kenyattas, Jimmy Liggins Guitar & OrchestraDuplex Records0
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