Inducted in 1997
Jimmy started playing guitar in 1961. He is known for his strong vocal
and guitar work.
Jimmy's earliest inspirations include Link Ray, Bill Dogget, Lonnie
Mack, Duane Eddy, Ventures, Ray Charles and The Coasters.
Jimmy has appeared on many albums and CD's. He has backed many famous
blues artists including Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Houston, Louisiana Red,
Mississippi Millie McClaine, Jesse May Hemphill, Peter "Madcat" Ruth,
Legendary Baseball Player, Jim "Mudcat" Grant, Lazy Lester, and Roy
He has performed in concerts opening shows for Willie Dixon, Johnny
Winter, BB King, Muddy Waters, Charlie Musselwhite, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Les McCann, War, Foghat,
Alvin Lee, Randy Hanson, TD Bell and many more.
A man who is really one of the mainstays of the Phoenix
Blues scene, a man who's done so much for the scene here over the
years. Jimmy was one of the mainstays of the jump swing blues long
before it was any where near popular".
Host of Radio Show
Those Low Down Blues
KJZZ 91.5 FM
"Jimmy Peyton has seemingly been around the Phoenix area
longer than most saguaro cacti, and it's about time we get a CD from
his band Midnite Blues. Pretty Good Love is a good representation of
the band's nightclub show, with a mixture of Chicago blues and swing.
There are no originals here, but every song receives a fresh treatment.
"What Makes You Do Me" shows Peyton to be a strong, smoky vocalist,
suitable for a good, late night blues."
Phoenix Blues Society