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A Blues Shouter is a blues singer, often male, capable of singing with a band. The singer must project, or "shout", to be heard over the drums and musical instruments of the band. Blues shouting was a major pathway by which jazz music edged over into rock and roll. It was also popular before the advent of microphones.

Notable blues shouters included:

Big Joe Turner whose style hardly changed at all between 1938's "Roll 'Em Pete", and 1954's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" Turner was arguably the greatest exponent of the art.
H-Bomb Ferguson
Wynonie Harris
Signe Toly Anderson was a known blues shouter before joining Jefferson Airplane
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, an unusual combination of blues shouter and bebop alto sax player.
Walter Brown, of the Jay McShann orchestra.
Jimmy Witherspoon, who also appeared with McShann.
Jimmy Rushing, blues shouter with Count Basie.
Duke Henderson, who operated mainly in the late 1940s and early 1950s.



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