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Carey Bell

h, voc, 1936-2007 US, Macon, Mississippi
Singer / Musician of Blues
A.k.a. Carey Bell-Harrington Carey Bell Harrington

Born : November 14, 1936 in Macon, Mississippi. Died : May 06, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. He started playing with his stepfather, piano player and vocalist Lovey Lee in Mississippi. In 1956 at age 19, came to Chicago with the Lovey Lee Blues Band. Played harmonica and bass guitar for other blues musicians from the late 1950s to the early 1970s before embarking on a solo career. Played with Muddy Waters on and off at least between late 1970 and 1974, and later with Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues All-Stars, among many others.

  • Harmonica
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Teardrops on Good Luck Man by Carey Bell
Everything's Gonna Be All Right on Heartaches And Pain by Carey Bell
My Love Strikes Like Lightning on Good Luck Man by Carey Bell
What My Mama Told Me on Harpslinger by Carey Bell
Carey Bell Rocks on Heartaches And Pain by Carey Bell
Key To The Highway on Second Nature by Carey & Lurrie Bell, Lurrie Bell & Carey Bell
So Hard To Leave You Alone on Heartaches And Pain by Carey Bell
Black Night on Best of Harmonica Blues by Various Artists
The Road Is So Long on Second Nature by Carey & Lurrie Bell, Lurrie Bell & Carey Bell
Lonesome Stranger on Deep Down by Carey Bell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
DynastyCarey Bell & Lurrie Bell2013Album
Gettin' Up LiveCarey Bell & Lurrie Bell2007Album
Second NatureCarey Bell & Lurrie Bell2004Album
All-Star Blues JamBob Margolin Featuring Carey Bell, Mookie Brill, Jimmy D. Lane, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, Hubert Sumlin2003Album
Superharps IICarey Bell, Lazy Lester, Raful Neal, Snooky Pryor2001Album
Good Luck ManCarey Bell1997Album
The Harp Legends Series Volume 1Walter Horton ,/ Carey Bell1997Compil.
Father And SonCarey Bell & Lurrie Bell1996Compil.
Deep DownCarey Bell1995Album
HarpslingerCarey Bell1995Album
HarpslingerCarey Bell1995Album
HarpmasterCarey Bell1994Album
Heartaches And PainCarey Bell1994Album
Brothers In BluesLouisiana Red, Carey Bell1993Album
Living Chicago Blues Volume 3A.C. Reed And His Spark Plugs / Scotty & The Rib-Tips / Lovie Lee With Carey Bell / Sons Of Blues / Lacy Gibson1991Compil.
Live At 55Stormy Monday Band & Louisiana Red Meet Carey Bell1991Album
Mellow Down EasyCarey Bell & Tough Luck1991Album
Harp Attack!James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch1990Album
Straight ShootCarey Bell & Lurrie Bell With Junkyard Angels1987Album
Son Of A GunCarey Bell & Lurrie Bell1984Album
My Life With Carey BellLouisiana Red And Carey Bell1984Album
Blues After SunriseHeinz Sauer & Bob Degen With Carey Bell1983Album
Blues Show! Live At Pit InnJohn Littlejohn And Carey Bell1982Album
Living Chicago Blues - Volume 4A.C. Reed And His Spark Plugs / Scotty & The Rib-Tips / Lovie Lee With Carey Bell1980Album
Reality BluesLouisiana Red With Sunnyland Slim Blues Band And Carey Bell1980Album
Gamblin' WomanHubert Sumlin & Carey Bell1980Album
Last NightCarey Bell1973Album
Big Walter Horton With Carey BellWalter Horton With Carey Bell1973Album
Carey Bell's Blues HarpCarey Bell1969Album
Chicago Blues Session Volume 23Eddy Clearwater & Carey BellAlbum
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