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Robert Belfour

Born: Sep 11, 1940

Death: Feb 24, 2015

Birthplace: Holly Springs

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

Robert Belfour

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1940
Date of Death : Feb 24, 2015
Birth Place : Holly Springs

Robert "Wolfman" Belfour was an American blues musician. He was born in Red Banks, Mississippi. His father, Grant Belfour taught him the guitar at a young age and he continued his tutelage in the blues from musicians Otha Turner, R. L. Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough. Kimbrough, in particular, had a profound influence on him. His music is deeply rooted in Mississippi Hill Country traditions, in contrast to those of delta blues. His playing is characterized by a deeply percussive attack and alternate tunings. His father died when Belfour was thirteen, and his music was relegated to what free time he had, as his energy went to helping his mother provide for the family. In 1959, he married Noreen Norman and moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he would work in construction for the next 35 years. In the 1980s, Belfour began playing on Beale Street and in 1994 he had eight songs featured on David Evans's compilation album, The Spirit Lives On, Deep South Country Blues and Spirituals in the 1990s, released by the German Hot Fox label. This led him to Fat Possum Records and his first album What's Wrong With You, released in 2000.

Profession


  • Singer

Also known as


  • Belfour, Robert
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