Bad Smoke


The Fabulous Counts | Copyright control | tc443

“Bad Smoke” was another name for a band known as the Counts or the Fabulous Counts, depending on which label they appeared; they hailed from Detroit and were primarily known as a backing group working with Richard “Popcorn” Wylie.

Known members of the band were Mose Davis, Leroy Emmanuel, Demo Cates, Jim White, Raoul Keith Mangrum, Jimmy Jackson and Jimmy Brown, but the exact lineup on the session released on Chess is unknown at the current time. The band split up in 1976 but has recently reformed.


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