Smoky Babe

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Smoky BabeSmoky Babe (1927 June 20, 1975) was an American acoustic blues guitarist and singer. He is variously described as a Louisiana blues, Piedmont blues and blues revival musician, whose recording career was restricted to a couple of recording sessions in the early 1960s. His most noteworthy recordings were 'Going Downtown Boogie,' and 'Ain't Got No Rabbit Dog.'


He was born Robert Brown, in Itta Bena, Mississippi, United States. Smoky Babe was recorded by Harry Oster of Louisiana State University in 1960 and 1961, and the results were released by the Folk Lyric, Bluesville and Storyville labels.

Outside of his recordings little is known of his life. The definite circumstances concerning his demise in June 1975 are also unclear.

His song, 'Boogy,' was included on the compilation album, Blues Roots: Give Me The Blues (1979); whilst 'Hottest Brand Goin'' and 'Locomotive Blues' appeared on the 1998 collection, The Bluesville Years, Vol. 9: Down the Country Way.

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