Soul singer in the South who created popular songs including "Sixty Minute Teaser" and "You're Gonna Want Me."
While living in a strongly Baptist region of Arkansas, he first learned to sing in gospel and church choirs.
He began touring juke joints in Blytheville, Arkansas, playing with musicians like Son Seals Jr. and was discovered after moving to Chicago.
He was one of twelve children born to a strongly Baptist Christian family in Coldwater, Mississippi.
Buddy Guy was another well-known Chicago blues musician.