Robert Lee McCollum (November 30, 1909 – November 5, 1967) was an American blues musician who played and recorded under the pseudonyms Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk. He was the father of the blues musician Sam Carr. Nighthawk was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983.
Robert Nighthawk was one of the blues premier slide guitarists playing with a subtle elegance and a fluid, crystal clear style that was instantly recognizable. Nighthawk influenced a generation of artists including Elmore James, Muddy Waters, B.B. King and particularly Earl Hooker.
7 de sept. de 2022 · Murió de insuficiencia cardíaca congestiva en el Hospital Helena, en Arkansas, el 5 de noviembre de 1967 a la edad de 57 años. No ha llegado hasta nuestros días como la leyenda que fue para Muddy Waters o B. B. King, quien se refirió a él como uno de sus diez guitarritas favoritos.
Profile: American blues musician, born 30 November 1909 in Helena, Arkansas, USA and died 5 November 1967 in Helena, Arkansas, USA. Father of Sam Carr (2) . Sites: Wikipedia , Imdb. Aliases: Peetie's Boy, Rambling Bob, Robert Lee McCoy, Robert McCollum. In Groups: Robert Nighthawk & His Flames Of Rhythm, Robert Nighthawk & His Nighthawks Band.
Robert Nighthawk. Follow Artist +. Blues guitarist whose work from the late '30s to the early '60s bridged the gap between Delta and Chicago blues. Read Full Biography. Overview. Biography. Discography. Songs.
Robert Nighthawk. Slide guitar master Robert Nighthawk was one of the first bluesmen to achieve regional stardom in the Delta through radio broadcasting. Following on the heels of Sonny Boy Williamson’s King Biscuit Time radio show, Nighthawk went on the air during World War II on the same station, KFFA in Helena, Arkansas.