Veterans of the Alabama blues scene for more than four decades, Little Whitt (born Jolly Wells, February 19, 1931) and Big Bo (born Bo McGee, October 9, 1928) reached out to an audience outside their home state for the first time in March 1995. Touring Europe for more than two months, the two bluesmen performed over 50 concerts in Ireland, Scotland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and England. Their debut album, Moody Swamp Blues, released the same year, was named "CD of the Year" by British blues magazine Blueprint. In early 2002, one year after McGee won an award from the Alabama Folk Heritage for his contributions to blues, he was killed and his stepson charged with the murder.
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