Carey Bell Biography

Carey Bell was a famous harmonica player who got his start in the Chicago blues scene. He played with Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.


Blues harmonica player Carey Bell was born on November 14, 1936, in Macon, Mississippi. He moved to Chicago in 1956. He studied under Little Walter and Big Walter and later toured with Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. In 1998, he received the W.C. Handy Award for traditional blues artist of the year. He died on May 6, 2007.

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