The Texas blues guitar tornado

U.P. Wilson (performer)
The Texas blues guitar tornado
The Texas blues guitar tornado The Texas blues guitar tornado

The Texas blues guitar tornado

The Texas blues guitar tornado
U.P. Wilson
JSP, 1998
1 cd
Playing time
Placing suggestion
70 - Blues (NBLC) J2 - Blues, gospel en spirituals (Flemish music schema)

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About U.P. Wilson

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Huary Perry "U.P." Wilson (September 4, 1934 – September 22, 2004) was an American electric blues guitarist and singer who performed Texas blues. He recorded five albums for JSP Records, the first being Boogie Boy! The Texas Guitar Tornado Returns! He was known for playing a style of deep Southern soul blues that was gospel inflected.


Wilson was born on a farm in Caddo Parish, Shreveport, Louisiana, to Carrie Lee and Tommy Wilson, and was raised in West Dallas. He learned the blues from ZuZu Bollin, Cat Man Fleming, Frankie Lee Sims, Mercy Baby and Nappy "Chin" Evans. Wilson later relocated from Dallas to Fort Worth and formed a duo, the Boogie Chillun Boys, with the drummer and vocalist Robert Ealey. Later he worked with Cornell Dupree, until Dupree left to become a session musician. The Boogie Chillun Boys provided inspiration to another Texan singer and guitarist, Ray Sharpe.

Wilson was imprisoned in the…Read more on Wikipedia