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Smiley Lewis

Born: Jul 5, 1913

Death: Oct 7, 1966

Birthplace: DeQuincy

Profession: Songwriter

Nationality: United States

Smiley Lewis

Date of Birth : Jul 5, 1913
Date of Death : Oct 7, 1966
Birth Place : DeQuincy

Smiley Lewis was an American New Orleans rhythm and blues musician. The journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, stated "Lewis was the unluckiest man in New Orleans. He hit on a formula for slow-rocking, small-band numbers like 'The Bells Are Ringing' and 'I Hear You Knocking' only to have Fats Domino come up behind him with similar music more ingratiatingly delivered. Lewis was practically drowned in Domino's backwash."


  • Songwriter

Also known as

  • Lewis, Smiley
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