American R&B and funk singer who released albums on Sun Records in the 1960s and 1970s. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001.
He played a frog in a school production at six years old and was a tap dancer at the age of ten.
He is the only father to have a song debut in the hot 100's top 10 after his daughter had a single debut on the same chart.
He was married and had a daughter, Carla.
He is mentioned by Samuel L. Jackson in the film Kill Bill 2.