Bobby Parker
Born in Louisiana and bred in L.A., Bluesman Bobby Parker set out on the road right after high school, going from a doo-wop group to a gig playing lead guitar for Bo Diddley. The Diddley gig lead him in 1958 to saxophonist Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams, in whose outfit he backed acts like Ruth Brown, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett and T-Bone Walker, at venues like Harlem's famed Apollo Theatre. His name has been mentioned as a great influence to John Lennon, Steve Winwood, Robert Plant, and Robin Trower.

Bobby tears into the lead with a concentrated fierceness, choking off quarter notes and eighths, grabbing chords, and ripping off scales. He maintains the grip, holds the suspense. Keeps you mesmerized.

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