Fenton Robinson

Genres: Blues
Descriptive "tags": blues classic blues acoustic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

23 September 1935, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. Robinson took an interest in guitar on hearing T-Bone Walker’s Black & White Records in 1946 and was helped by local musician Sammy Hampton. In 1951 he moved to Memphis and received tuition from Charles McGowan, guitarist in Billy ‘Red’ Love’s band. In 1953 he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, to play with Love and Eddie Snow. He formed a band with Larry Davis, then a drummer but later a bass player and guitarist. Robinson made his recording debut in Memphis in 1955 with ‘Tennessee Woman’ for Lester Bihari’s Meteor label. Two years later, he and Davis recorded for Duke Records in Houston, playing on each other’s tracks. Robinson’s four Duke records included a remake of ‘Tennessee Woman’, ‘Mississippi Steamboat’ and the first version of his most famous song, ‘As The Years Go By’. In the 60s, he moved to Chicago and made singles for U.S.A.,...

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