Carey Bell Bassist

Birthday November 14, 1936
Birthplace Macon, MS
Death Date May 6, 2007 (age 70)
Birth Sign Scorpio


One of the best Chicago Blues harmonica players who played with greats like Willie Dixon and who released acclaimed solo albums.

Before Fame

He grew up listening to Louis Jordan, wanting to learn saxophone, but all his grandfather could afford to give him was a harmonica.


He started playing in Chicago; however, he had to play bass first because harmonica was not high in demand.

Family Life

He grew up Macon, Mississippi.

Associated With

He played with Muddy Waters in the early 1970s, including on his well-known track, "My Love Strikes Like Lightning."


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