Guitarist Son Seals
birth name: Frank Seals, Jr.

Son Seals

August 14, 1942, Osceola, AR ~ December 20, 2004, Chicago, IL

It all started with a phone call from Wesley Race, who was at the Flamingo Club on Chicago's South Side, to Alligator Records owner Bruce Iglauer. Race was raving about a new find, a young guitarist named Son Seals. He held the phone in the direction of the bandstand, so Iglauer could get an on-site report. It didn't take long for Iglauer to scramble into action. Alligator issued Seals' eponymous debut album in 1973, which was followed by six more. ~ Allmusic: Son Seals ~ retrieved October 24, 2014 © Allmusic

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Son Seals will always be regarded as one of Chicago's - and the blues' - greatest artists. From his debut recording, when he burst on the scene as a fully formed and mature artist, up to his last recordings, his stature as a leading blues voice grew with each new album he released. His untimely death in December 2004 robbed the blues of a major voice. ~ Alligator Records: Son Seals ~ retrieved October 24, 2014 © Allmusic

Son Seals ~ Inducted in the 2009 Blues Hall Of Fame.

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