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The Prince of the Blues

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Born: 21 May 1932 in Atlanta, GA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

A prime influence on Little Richard during his formative years, "Prince of the Blues" Billy Wright's hearty shouting delivery was an Atlanta staple during the postwar years. Wright was a regular at Atlanta's 81 Theatre as a youth, soaking up the vaudevillians before graduating to singing and dancing status there himself. Saxist Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams caught Wright's act when they shared a bill with Charles Brown and Wynonie Harris at Atlanta's Auditorium, recommending the teenaged singer to...
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  • 95,00 kr
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music
  • Released: 20 February 2006

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