- B I O G R A P H Y -
Artie was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His
first public musical experience was singing gospel with the ‘Harps
of David.’ Moving to Chicago in 1956, White continued to sing
gospel with the Full Gospel Wonders.
over to blues in the early 1960's. Over the next two decades, he
recorded a number of singles with independent labels such as P&M,
Gamma, and Al Tee. He briefly reached the R & B charts with
"You Are My Leanin' Tree" on the Al Tee Label in 1977. His hit
sold over 100,000 copies. In 1984, singles "Jimmy" and "I need
Someone"’ on the Jewel Record Label became classics and "BLUES BOY"
became his signature recording name.
White signed a recording contract with Stan Lewis's Ronn/Jewel/Paula
consortium in 1985. In 1987, White moved on to John Abbey's
Ichiban label where he recorded, arranged and produced his next 7
albums. He was a fixture there until he signed with Malaco’s
Waldoxy Label in 1994. His first CD on this label, “Different
Shades Of Blue” featured the hit ‘Marry my Mother-In-Law’. White's
version of "Your Man Is Home Tonight" signaled that Waldoxy had
moved decidedly into the same territory of soul blues that Malaco
had been mining since Z. Z. Hill first signed with the company in
1980. White was nominated for the Jackson Blues Award for this
landmark release. His current CD “Can We Get Together”
received top reviews. Artie was a headliner at the Chicago
Blues Festival in June of 2000. His overseas concerts keep him
in demand for return performances.
Artie received the “Award of Honor” for his contribution to music at
the 2002 Chicago Music Awards. He released “I Can’t Get Enough” on
the “ACHILLTOWN” Label on November 1, 2001.
Artie has performed with greats such as B.B. King,
KoKo Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Bland, James Brown, Little
Richard, Chuck Berry, McKinley Mitchell, The Dells, Chi-Lites,
Little Milton, Bobby Rush, The late Johnnie Taylor, Latimore,
Shirley Brown, Denise LaSalle, Tyrone Davis, Otis Clay, Sugar Hill
Gang, and many others.