Mighty Joe Young
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1927-09-23
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Mighty Joe Young (September 23, 1927 – March 27, 1999) was an American Chicago blues guitarist. Born Joseph Young in Shreveport, Louisiana, he died in Chicago, Illinois. Although he was born in Louisiana, Young was raised in Milwaukee. Prior to his ...

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Biography

Mighty Joe Young (September 23, 1927 – March 27, 1999) was an American Chicago blues guitarist. Born Joseph Young in Shreveport, Louisiana, he died in Chicago, Illinois.

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Something On Your Mind
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Chicken Heads
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Take Over Chicago
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Need A Friend
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Green Light
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As Years Go Passing By
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Big Talk
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Biography

Mighty Joe Young (September 23, 1927 – March 27, 1999) was an American Chicago blues guitarist. Born Joseph Young in Shreveport, Louisiana, he died in Chicago, Illinois.

Although he was born in Louisiana, Young was raised in Milwaukee. Prior to his musical career, Young was an active amateur boxer in the 1940s, though Young later confessed "It was nothing to write home about. I decided that music was the best thing to do." He first began playing in the early 1950s by singing on the Milwaukee nightclub circuit. In 1955, Young returned to Louisiana to make his recording debut for Jiffy Records.

Young worked as a sidemen in Chicago starting the 1950s. He worked as an occasional sideman with Otis Rush in the 1960s, appearing on Rush's album Cold Day in Hell, and played on Magic Sam's albums, West Side Soul and Black Magic. His album Blues with a Touch of Soul came out on Delmark Records in 1971. Young also worked with Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Rogers, and Willie Dixon. Young's song, "Turning Point", appeared in the Michael Mann feature film, Thief (1981).

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