Brenton Wood

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Birthday
26, 1941
Birthplace
Shreveport, LA
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Shreveport, LA

About

Soul and R&B legend known for the hit singles "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign."

Before Fame

He changed his name from Alfred Jesse Smith to Brenton Wood after he graduated high school.

Trivia

He did not own the rights to any of his songs; they are all owned by the Los Angeles disc jockey, Art Laboe.

Family Life

His father moved Wood from Lousiana to San Pedro California when he was a child.

Associated With

He was heavily inspired by the music of Sam Cooke.