b. 1937, d. 24 January 1989. Robinson was a New Orleans-based session guitarist, and secured a minor hit in 1964 with a recording of a Chris Kenner song, â€˜Something You Gotâ€™. The single was released on Tiger Records, a short-lived outlet owned by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who then took Robinson to their next venture, Red Bird. His first release there, â€˜Down Home Girlâ€™, was an inspired amalgamation of New York pop and Crescent City R&B. Later covered by the Rolling Stones, Robinsonâ€™s single was one of the finest to appear on this impressive label. It was followed by a reshaped version of â€˜Let The Good Times Rollâ€™, but the artist was unable to find another success. Robinson moved to the west coast in 1969 and was one of several expatriate musicians who played on Dr. Johnâ€™s New Orleans â€˜tributeâ€™ album, Gumbo. He returned to New Orleans in 1985 and died in 1989.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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