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Album Review

Linked to Ronnie Hawkins backing bands in the late '60s, the King Biscuit Boy, while never commercially successful, is one of the original great white blues harp players. Despite somewhat skimpy content (42 minutes of music), no self-respecting music collection should be without KBB's "Badly Bent" title track.


Born: 09 March 1944 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Richard Newell grew up in Canada listening to the blues. He learned to play the harmonica as a teenager and joined the Barons in 1961, releasing a single called "Bottleneck." In 1966, Newell left the band (then renamed Son Richard & the Chessmen) to join the Midknights, but then began playing with Ronnie Hawkins, who nicknamed him King Biscuit Boy. After playing with Hawkins for two years, he joined Crowbar and released Official Music (as King Biscuit Boy & Crowbar) in 1970. He recorded solo material...
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