Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers

Chicago blues, Musical Artist

1929 – 1993

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Who was Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers?

Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers was an African American, Chicago blues guitarist and singer. He was once a member of Howlin' Wolf's backing band, and worked variously with Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Ike Turner, J. T. Brown, Freddie King, Little Johnny Jones, Little Walter, and Willie Dixon. His younger brother, Abe, became known as the bluesman Little Smokey Smothers, with whom he is sometimes confused.

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Born
Mar 21, 1929
Lexington
Also known as
  • Smokey Smothers
  • Smothers, Smokey
Profession
Died
Jul 23, 1993
Chicago

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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