Born 4 April 1913, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, USA.
Died 30 April 1983, Westmont, Illinois, USA.
Father of Mud Morganfield and Big Bill Morganfield.
Considered by many to be a founder of the modern Chicago Blues style. A powerful inspiration in the emergence of the electric blues oriented groups in the UK during the 60s.
He became the most prominent interpreter of the electric blues.
On Morganfield's marriage license & musician's Union Card he indicates the year of his birth as 1913. His place of birth was, in fact, in Issaquena County near Rolling Fork. However, his gravestone remains dated as 1915.
Morganfield was inducted into the 'Rock And Roll Hall of Fame' in 1987 (Performer).
- 200 Vocals
- 274 Instruments & Performance
- 510 Writing & Arrangement
- 18 Featuring & Presenting
- 9 Production
- 6 Acting, Literary & Spoken