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us: Rachell, Yank



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    • us: Rachell, James
    • us: Rachel, Yank
    • us: Rachel, James
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    • found: His Blues mandolin man [SR] 1986?: label (Yank Rachell; all selections by James "Yank" Rachell) container (vocals and mandolin)
    • found: Sleepy John Estes with Yank Rachel and Son Bonds [SR] 1989.
    • found: New York Times, Apr. 20, 1997 (d. Apr. 9, 1997 in Indianapolis; 87 years old)
    • found: Songs of love, courtship & marriage [SR] 1976: label (James Rachel) insert (James (Yank) Rachel, vocal, mandolin; b. 1908)
    • found: All music guide WWW site, Jan. 25, 2011 (Yank Rachell; b. James Rachell, Mar. 16, 1910, Brownsville, TN, d. Apr. 9, 1997, Indianapolis, IN; blues mandolinist)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 14, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Rachell, James “Yank”; blues musician, singer, mandolinist; born 16 March 1910 in Brownsville, Tennessee, United States; performed at parties in the Brownsville area (1920s); met Sleepy John Estes, a blues guitarist and started long lasting collaboration; he, Estes and pianist Jab Jones were known as the "Three J's Jug Band" and were popular in the clubs on Memphis's Beale Street (1928); recorded Victor Records (1929), the Bluebird Label (1938), Blue Goose, and Delmark Records (1960s); performed at clubs in St. Louis (1950s); was a regular performer at the Slippery Noodle Club (1990s); recorded new material for his final album "Too Hot for the Devil" (mid-1990s); died 10 April 1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States)
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