Friday, September 30, 2016

Today In Blues History September 30

Today in Blues History

September 30

Born on this date in 1935, Arzell Hill, better known as Z.Z. Hill was born in Naples, TX. He is best known for his recordings in the 1970s and early 1980s, including his 1982 album for Malaco Records, Down Home, which stayed on the Billboard soul album chart for nearly two years. The track Down Home Blues has been called the best-known blues song of the 1980s. According to the Texas State Historical Association, Hill "devised a combination of blues and contemporary soul styling and helped to restore the blues to modern black consciousness."

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