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Posted By: NormanD
17-Feb-09 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Subject: RE: Seasick Steve - how big in the US?
Or East Dulwich-based Big Joe Louis, I think the same applies (I'm sure you know him, Matt).

Extending it a little, how many Black American jazz and blues players found recognition - and a chance to earn a living - outside the USA? There were plenty who couldn't get a break in their homeland, but got gigs and record deals (and decent royalty payments) on European labels in the 60's.