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Z.Z. Hill

Z.Z. Hill
Born: Sep 30, 1935 in Naples, TX
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Died: Apr 27, 1984 in Dallas, TX
Genre: Blues, R&B
Biography: Texas-born singer Z.Z. Hill managed to resuscitate both his own semi-flagging career and the entire genre at large when he signed on at Jackson, MS-based Malaco Records in 1980 and began growling his way through some of the most uncompromising blues to be unleashed on black radio stations in many a moon. ...Read full biography
Down Home
Released: 1982
Label: Malaco
Critics' Rating:
Down Home is one of the very few classic blues albums of the 1980s. Hill revitalized the genre among African-American listeners with his "Down Home Blues," which earned instant standard status. But the ...Read full review
Z. Z. Hill
Released: 1981
Label: Malaco
Critics' Rating:
The initial step in Hill's amazing rebirth as a contemporary blues star, courtesy of Jackson, Mississippi's Malaco Records and producers Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson. The vicious blues outings "Bump ...Read full review
More Z. Z. Hill albums: Main Albums (18), Compilations (14)
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