Walter "Wolfman" Washington
|Tags:||blues new orleans funk soul new orleans blues guitar new orleans rhythm and blues|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Edward Washington, 20 December 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana USA. Washington began his musical career singing gospel music in church and was a self-taught guitarist. He had a very long association with singer Johnny Adams, who gave him music and singing advice. Washingtons music tended towards the silky-smooth, soulful side of the blues. In the 60s, he spent over two years touring with Lee Dorsey, and met up with B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix during this time; both of them were to influence him. After this he worked with Irma Thomas and several other bands before forming his own group. He recorded a few singles and made his first album in 1981 and has had regular album releases since, signing with Rounder Records in 1985. In 1991, he recorded one album for the PointBlank label before reuniting with his old producer Scott Billington for Funk Is In The House.