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Chicago Bluesman Albert “Little Smokey” Smothers 1939-2010 November 23, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Obituary.
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Here’s some information on his life from Alligator Records:

Chicago blues guitarist and vocalist Albert Abraham “Little Smokey” Smothers, 71, died on November 20, 2010. Smothers recorded multiple albums and accompanied other famed blues men and women on records and in live performance. He was also known as a mentor to younger musicians, including Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop of the popular and influential 1960s blues crossover group The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Smothers died at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Chicago of natural causes.