From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Gibson, Clifford

(born: 1901  -  died: 1963) 

Gibson was probably born in Louisville or Henderson, KY; however, his birthplace is also given as Alabama or Mississippi. A blues guitarist, most of his first 20 recordings were made in 1929; overall, he made about 40 recordings. He recorded under the name "Grandpappy Gibson." He spent a good deal of his career in St. Louis. For more see All Music Guide to the Blues. The experts' guide to the best blues recordings, 2nd ed., edited by M. Erlewine, et al; and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 3rd ed., edited by C. Larkin.


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NKAA Source: All music guide to the blues. The experts' guide to the best blues recordings
NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of popular music 3rd ed.

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“Gibson, Clifford,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 25, 2022,

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