|Genres:||R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul funk rhythm and blues 70s|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||Discography Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia|
Jerry Williams Jnr., 12 July 1942, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA. This eccentric performer first recorded, as Little Jerry, during the 50s. His subsequent releases were as varied as the outlets on which they appeared, although Williams did achieve a minor hit in 1966 with Baby, Youre My Everything. He later forsook a conventional direction by assuming his Swamp Dogg alter ego. Although the artist is well-known for his production, engineering and songwriting work at Atlantic Records for Irma Thomas, Patti LaBelle, Doris Duke, Z.Z. Hill and Solomon Burke, his solo work is equally of value. His first album, Total Destruction To Your Mind, is now considered a soul classic, incorporating the sound of early Stax Records with the rock style of the late 60s and early 70s.
Dogg embraced the bayou inflections of Tony Joe White and John Fogerty, while his songs lyrical wit and oblique perception rendered them unique. Such...