Z.Z. Hill

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": blues soul southern soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Arzel Hill, 30 September 1935, Naples, Texas, USA, d. 27 April 1984, Dallas, Texas, USA. A singer in the mould of Bobby Bland, Hill served his musical apprenticeship in Dallas lounge bars. He recorded for his brother Matt’s M.H. label before signing to Kent Records in 1964. A string of mature, sophisticated singles followed, including ‘Hey Little Girl’ (1965) and ‘I Found Love’ (1966). More ‘adult’ than contemporaries at the Stax Records label, such records struggled for acceptance outside the south and failed to reach the R&B chart. Although Hill left Kent in 1968, the label continued to release his material and three years later secured a Top 30 R&B hit with his 1964 recording, ‘I Need Someone (To Love Me)’. The artist enjoyed similar success with the engaging ‘Don’t Make Me Pay For His Mistakes’, which peaked at number 17 (US R&B). Other releases were less fortunate, but the singer’s...

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