Kenneth Kidd

b. 1935, Newton, Mississippi, USA, d. June 1995. Aka Prez Kenneth, as a youngster Kidd sang in the church choir but was also attracted to the blues. He settled in Chicago in 1956 and soon tried to learn…
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b. 1935, Newton, Mississippi, USA, d. June 1995. Aka Prez Kenneth, as a youngster Kidd sang in the church choir but was also attracted to the blues. He settled in Chicago in 1956 and soon tried to learn guitar, switching to bass because he found it easier. In the 60s, Kidd recorded in a Jimmy Reed vein for the Biscayne label. His track ‘Devil Dealing’ was the prototype for G.L. Crockett’s hit ‘It’s A Man Down There’, but he received no credit. Towards the end of the decade he formed his own label, Kenneth Records, and although he recorded on a Hip Linkchain session in 1976, little was heard of him subsequently. He continued to work occasionally in west side Chicago clubs until his death in 1995.