Doctor Ross and his Jump and Jive Boys

Singer, guitarist, harmonica player, drummer, and one-man band Charles Isaiah Ross was born on October 21, 1925 and died on May 28, 1993. Often compared with John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson in style, he made a number of recordings for Sun Records in the 1950s which were released on the Chess label. He subsequently moved to Detroit where he worked for General Motors and recorded for other labels.

In the early 1970s he toured London and Europe, recording for Blue Horizon records and others. In 1981 his album “Rare blues” was awarded a Grammy.

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Berry’s back

Chuck Berry | Uncredited and undated photo | 16483ch

Chuck Berry chose his 90th birthday to announce his first album in almost four decades. The album, “Chuck”, will consist mainly of original songs written, recorded and produced by himself. Berry made the surprise announcement on Tuesday, his birthday.

“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” said Berry in a statement, referring to his wife of 68 years. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!” he added.

http://news.sky.com/story/rock-and-roll-legend-chuck-berry-announces-new-album-at-90-10623247