“Baby Face” Leroy Foster

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Baby Face Leroy Foster (left) with fan | Wirz | tc258

“Baby Face” Leroy Foster, pictured left, is one of the early signings to Aristocrat and famed for being a member of Muddy Waters’ band and a pioneer of the Chicago style of blues music, was born on February 1, 1923 and died on May 26, 1958 of a heart attack, aged 35. Foster is also associated with Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter and John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson. In 2012 the Killer Blues Headstone Project placed a headstone on Foster’s unmarked grave.

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