Blues guitarist who recorded sixty-eight sides, including the "Barbecue Blues."
He was born with the name Robert Hicks but earned the name Barbecue Bob because he worked as a cook in a barbecue restaurant.
He used the "flailing" style that is more often associated with the clawhammer banjo.
His brother is fellow blues musician Charlie Hicks.
He, Robert Johnson, and a handful of other legends are considered to be fathers of the blues.