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Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Time After Awhile - Tiny Powell

Vance Powell was born in Warren, AR. on May 17, 1922. He was known to be a vocalist in the gospel group The Paramount Singers from the mid-1940's up until 1951, when he became a singer with The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi. In the 1960's he decided to try his hand at being a blues artist on the West Coast cutting a few singles for small labels such as Wax, Ocampo, & Earlybird up until 1968. Not getting any recognition in the blues field, he soon rejoined The Paramount Singers as a member until 1973. Powell passed away in Oakland, CA. on February 5, 1984. There is a photo of Powell that was published in "Blues Who's Who" by Sheldon Leonard, but I was unable to find it on the internet. "My Time After Awhile" was later covered by Buddy Guy

Vance "Tiny" Powell:Vocals

Johnny Heartsman:Guitar

Gino Landry:Tenor Sax

Possibly Bobby Forte:Sax

Bobby Reed:Bass

Fred Casey:Drums
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