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Friday, July 1, 2011

Welfare Problem - Smilin Bobby Smith


Smilin’ Bobby is Bobby G. Smith, originally from Helena Arkansas. His stage name is based on his sunny disposition as evidenced by the numerous photos of him smiling on the liner notes. Bobby is the vocalist and lead guitarist. The Hidden Charms on this CD are: Brian Reed also on guitar, Warren Lethan on bass, and Myron Katz on drums. Smilin’ Bobby is another talented musician’s musician that the average lay person has never heard of. He has played with Little Walter, Eddie Clearwater, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, and others. His early influences were his grandmother who played piano and Magic Sam with whom he also played. His later influences were Little Milton, Albert King and Albert Collins.

2 comments:

  1. Great guitarist, but not as good as Joe - http://bit.ly/jbdrake

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  2. I catually like Joe Bonamassa quite a bit myself. I'm looking at a lot of artists, each who have their own unique qualities.

    Thanks for your input.

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