Freddy Robinson


Freddy Robinson | Eddie Malluk/WireImage | tc313

Legendary and talented blues and jazz musician and singer Fred Leroy Robinson (Freddie or Freddy Robinson), who in 1975 changed his name to Abu Talib, was born on February 24, 1939 in Memphis and died on October 8, 2009, of cancer). He is associated with blues singers Little Walter, John Mayall and Howlin’ Wolf, and soul singers Jerry Butler and Syl Johnson, and others, and plays on Wolf’s classic recordings of “Spoonful” and “Back door man”.

Guardian obituary


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