Tommy Bankhead (October 24, 1931 – December 16, 2000) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer who played with Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Elmore James (his cousin), Joe Willie Wilkins, Robert Nighthawk, and Joe Hill Louis. He sometimes played the bass guitar and harmonica. He released a few albums under his own name. In his later years, he toured as Tommy Bankhead and the Blues Eldoradoes.
Bankhead was born in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, and lived in St. Louis, Missouri, for most of his life. He was a fixture in St. Louis blues for over fifty years. He died in St. Louis in December 2000, of respiratory failure due to emphysema.
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