Saturday, January 17
Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers - Sings The Backporch Blues (1962)
Wikipedia - ""Otis 'Big Smokey' Smothers (March 21, 1929 – July 23, 1993) was an African American, Chicago blues guitarist and singer. He was once a member of Howlin' Wolf's backing band, and worked variously with Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Ike Turner, J. T. Brown, Freddie King, Little Johnny Jones, Little Walter, and Willie Dixon. ... In 1956 and 1957, Howlin' Wolf invited Smothers to play as his rhythm guitarist on several Chess tracks, including 'Who's Been Talking,' 'Tell Me,' 'Change My Way,' 'Goin' Back Home,' 'The Natchez Burning,' and 'I Asked For Water.' Smothers secured a recording contract with Federal Records in August 1960. With Sonny Thompson as his record producer, and Freddie King on lead guitar, Smothers saw the resultant album, Smokey Smothers Sings the Backporch Blues released in 1962. ..."
W - Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers
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YouTube: Sings The Backporch Blues (Full)