Pillie Bolling

Blues Guitar Ed Bell

Born: 1906 Butler Co., AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


Ed Bell grew up in Greenville, Alabama, where he learned from an older cousin.  As well as sides under his own name, Bell also cut sides using the name Barefoot Bill and Sluefoot Joe. He cut sessions in 1927, 1929 and 1930 for Paramount, Columbia and the QRS label. He reportedly gave up the blues to become a Baptist minister in Montgomery, Alabama. Pillie Bolling was a Greenville associate of Ed Bell who cut two duets with Bell in 1930 and two solo sides.

Source: http://sundayblues.org/archives/tag/pillie-bolling


Let's get loose : folk and popular blues styles from the beginning to the early 1940s.

Author: Yank Rachell; Pillie Bolling; Hattie Hudson; Willie Tyson; Clara Smith; All authors

Publisher: New York : New World Records, 1978.

Pillie Bolling – “A mail-order red Stella”.

Blind Willie Johnson – a Stella in the picture (poss. taken 1927), but Pillie Bolling borrowed his Washburn in Atlanta 1930.

Source: http://www.earlyblues.com

 

 

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