Cheryl Cooper loves to put on easy listening and blues music while she works. Below are a few of her favorite musicians.
Elton John- Your Song
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. He has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries to his credit.
Muddy Waters- Hoochie Coochie Man
McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues". Muddy Waters was born in Mississippi, but moved to Chicago to become a full-time musician when he was 30 years old. He had a profound impact on the development of blues all around the world. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed four songs of Muddy Waters among their list of 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. In addition, he has won six Grammy Awards and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. His success also granted him access to the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Eric Clapton- Wonderful Tonight
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE, is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time, with his revolutionary sound gaining him the nickname "slowhand". Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.
B.B. King ft. Eric Clapton- Riding With The King
Riley B. King – known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style that influenced many electric blues guitarists and defined blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940's, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues".
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