Mighty Joe Young Biography

Born : September 23, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Died : March 27, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois.

Mighty Joe Young,was a blues guitarist known for playing Chicago blues. Born Joseph Young in Shreveport, Louisiana, he died in Chicago, Illinois. Though born in Louisiana, Young was raised in Milwaukee. He first began playing in the early 1950s by singing in Milwaukee nightclubs. By the mid 1950s, Young had recorded his first song for Jiffy Records in Louisiana.

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