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Celebrated artist/writer William Stout captures the riveting personas of 50 brilliant musicians and vocalists in this collectible boxed card set—LEGENDS of the BLUES. From famous to forgotten, all performers featured are genuine legends to blues aficionados. Stout’s eclectic selections are exquisitely drawn in vibrant watercolor and ink, with concise biographies on the flip side of each card. Stout’s illustrious career encompasses areas as diverse as underground comix, album/CD covers, and countless book and magazine illustrations to Hollywood film design and even painting in Antarctica. Legends of the Blues (with Muddy Waters on the cover). Each deck has 50 cards (50 color portraits plus 50 back-of-the-card bios).

Feartured performers: Ma Rainey (a different portrait that the one on the box cover), Smiley Lewis (Overton Amos Lemons), Lightnin’ Slim (Otis Verris Hicks), Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs), Lonesome Sundown (Cornelius Green), Willie MabonSara Martin (a.k.a. Margaret Johnson and Sally Roberts), Percy MayfieldPapa Charlie McCoyJimmy McCracklinMississippi Fred McDowellMemphis Slim (John Len Chapman, a.k.a. John “Peter” Chatman), Amos MilburnJosie MilesLittle Brother Montgomery (Surreal Wilford Montgomery), Hambone Willie Newbern, Robert Nighthawk (Robert Lee McCollum a.k.a. Robert Lee McCoy), Robert PetwayJimmy Reed, Blind Joe Reynolds (Joe Sheppard or Joe Leonard), Jimmy Rogers (James A. Lane), Bessie SmithClara SmithMamie Smith (Mamie Robinson and Little Mamie Gardner Smith), Pinetop Smith (Clarence Smith), Victoria SpiveySunnyland Slim (Albert Luandrew),

Tampa Red (Hudson Woodbridge a.k.a. Hudson Whittaker), Montana Taylor (Arthur Taylor), Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (Sounders Terrell & Walter Brown McGhee), Henry Thomas (a.k.a. Ragtime Texas), Big Mama Thornton (Willie Mae Thornton), Bessie Tucker, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker (Aaron Thibeaux Walker), Sippie Wallace (Beulah Thomas), Baby Boy Warren (Robert Henry Warren a.k.a. Johnny Williams), Washboard Sam (Robert Brown), Dinah Washington (Ruth Lee Jones), Ethel Waters, Casey Bill Weldon (a.k.a. Kansas City Bill), Bukka White (Booker T. Washington White), Reverend Robert WilkinsBig Joe Williams, Robert Pete WilliamsSonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee Curtis Williamson), Sonny Boy Williamson II (Aleck Ford; a.k.a. Aleck “Rice” Miller), Jimmy Witherspoon, and Jimmy Yancey.

And if you enjoy this card set, you’ll want Bill Stout’s equally engaging companion deck, LEGENDS of the BLUESfeaturinga different FIFTY giants of the genre! Also check out R. Crumb’s Heroes of the Blues card set.

"Legends of Blues" trading card set

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