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Smokey Wilson biography



Smokey Wilson (born Robert Lee Wilson, July 11, 1936, Glen Allan, Mississippi, United States)) is an American West Coast blues guitarist. He has spent most of his career performing West Coast blues and Juke Joint blues in Los Angeles, California. He has recorded at least eleven albums for record labels such as P-Vine Records, Bullseye Blues and Texmuse Records. His career got off to a late start, with international recognition eluding him until the 1990s. Biography Wilson played alongside Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, Big Jack Johnson, and Frank Frost, before his move to Los Angeles in 1970. Wilson released two albums on Big Town Records in the 1970s. Wilson has performed three times at the Long Beach Blues Festival, in 1980, 1981 and 1999; having earlier appeared at the San Francisco Blues Festival in 1978. Smoke N' Fire (1993) and The Real Deal (1995) followed, as Wilson's reputation began to grow as he reached his sixtieth year. Selected discography Push (1978) - (re-issued in 2003 on P-Vine) 88th Street Blues (1983) - (re-issued in 1995 on Blind Pig) With the William Clarke Band (1990) - Black Magic Smoke N' Fire (1993) - Bullseye Blues The Real Deal (1995) - Bullseye Blues The Man from Mars (1997) - Bullseye Blues Smokey Stack Lightnin' (1995) - Vivid Sound Sings the Blues (2005) - P-Vine Blowin' Smoke (2003) - P-Vine