O.C. Smith

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Ocie Lee Smith, 21 June 1932, Mansfield, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. O.C. Smith was raised in Los Angeles, where he began singing jazz and standards in clubs at the end of the 40s. After serving five years in the US Air Force, he signed with Cadence Records in 1956, enjoying some success the following year with the sophisticated ‘Lighthouse’. He remained predominantly a club performer until 1961, when he replaced Joe Williams in the Count Basie ... Read more

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soul
60s
classic soul
country
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