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Singer,songwriter and stellar blues harmonica player Jim Liban was known throughout the midwest in the 1970's as the leader of Short Stuff,the innovative Milwaukee based ensemble that pioneered the blues/rock sound later identified with bands like the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughn.He continues to perform in a more traditional vein with his trio.He has international cult status as one of the foremost post-war blues harmonica stylists,and many of his original songs have been recorded by national blues artists like Johnny Winter and Lonnie Brooks.

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