Smiley Lewis

    Smiley Lewis

    • Smiley Lewis
    Smiley Lewis

    Smiley Lewis

    • Smiley Lewis

    Smiley Lewis

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    The Smiley Lewis Collection 1947-61

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        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 from top-flight material and production (by Bartholomew), and left behind a legacy of marvelous Crescent City R&B. Born with the unwieldy handle of Overton Lemons, Lewis hi... Read more

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