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Smiley Lewis

Smiley Lewis
Born: Jul 5, 1913 in DeQuincy, LA
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Died: Oct 7, 1966 in New Orleans, LA
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B, Blues
Biography: Dave Bartholomew has often been quoted to the effect that Smiley Lewis was a "bad luck singer," because he never sold more than 100,000 copies of his Imperial singles. In retrospect, Lewis was a lucky man in many respects -- he enjoyed stellar support from New Orleans' ace sessioneers at Cosimo's, benefited ...Read full biography
The Best of Smiley Lewis
Released: 1961
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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The Best of Smiley Lewis: I Hear You Knocking
Released: 1992
Label: Collectables
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Smiley Lewis made several fabulous singles, had a booming, terrific voice, and received the same great backing and support that defined the city's R&B sound. But Lewis' records seldom made it outside New ...Read full review
More Smiley Lewis albums: Compilations (16)