Jo Ann Kelly
August 2, 2012 7:13 PM Subscribe
The rock era saw a few white female singers, like Janis Joplin, show they could sing the blues. But one who could outshine them all -- Jo Ann Kelly -- seemed to slip through the cracks, mostly because she favored the acoustic, Delta style rather than rocking out with a heavy band behind her. But with a huge voice, and a strong guitar style influenced by Memphis Minnie and Charley Patton, she was the queen.
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of Charley Patton's "Moon Going Down" was recorded a year before her death of a brain tumor at the age of 46.