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L. C. Robinson (May 15, 1915 September 26, 1976) was an American blues singer, guitarist, and fiddle player. He played a stand-mounted, solid-body, electric steel guitar, the sort often heard in Western Swing bands. It was Leon McAuliffe of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys who inspired Robison, a fellow Texan to take up the instrument.L. C. Robinson


He was born Louis Charles Robinson in Brenham, Texas. He generally worked with his harmonica playing brother, A. C.; in Texas in the 1930s and after World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the recorded a few times for small record labels. In 1968, he recorded his first sides for the World Pacific Records label called Oakland Blues, a compilation of artists from that city.

Recorded primarily in San Francisco, California during the early 1970s, a few years before his death he cut the album Mojo In My Hand, a retrospective of his music, spotlighting his multi-instrumental skills - on guitar, fiddle and lap steel guitar.

Robinson played at the San Francisco Blues Festival in both 1973 and 1974. The following year, on his only visit to Europe, he was enjoyed in Sweden, although he was never widely known. He died of a heart attack in Berkeley, California in 1976, aged 61.