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Blues musician Butler, 68, dies

Harmonica player worked with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

George “Wild Child” Butler, a blues harmonica player, died March 1 in Windsor, Ontario. He was 68.

Born in Autaugaville, Ala., Butler got his start playing in regional juke joints. He made his name in Chicago clubs but also played regularly in New Orleans and Houston before settling in Canada.

He recorded extensively for Mercury, TK, Rooster Blues, M.C., Bullseye Blues and APO. Besides his work as a headliner, he was a sideman for Jimmy Rogers, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and John Lee Hooker, among others.