Z.Z. Hill

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Arzell Hill (September 30, 1935 – April 27, 1984), known as Z. Z. Hill (pronounced "Zee Zee...") was an American blues singer best known for his recordings in the 1970s and early 1980s, including his 1982 album for Malaco Records, Down Home, which stayed on the Billboard soul album chart for nearly two years. The track "Down Home Blues" has been called the best-known blues song of the 1980s. According to the Texas State Historical Association, Hill "devised a combination of blues and contemporary soul styling and helped to restore the blues to modern black consciousness."

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Year Title RatingReleases
1971 The Brand New Z.Z. Hill 1
1982 Down Home 2
1982 The Rhythm & The Blues 1
1983 I'm a Blues Man 2
1994 Faithful & True 1
1995 Z.Z. Hill 1
ZZ Hill 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1986 Greatest Hits 2
This Time They Told the Truth - The Columbia Years 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1972 It Aint No Use / Ha Ha (Laughing Song) 1
1974 I Keep on Lovin' You / Who Ever's Thrilling You (Is Killing Me) 1

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Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Bluesmaster 1

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