Bill Smith Combo / Amos Milburn Jr. / David Orrell

Rock & Roll

always klick on pic’s.

Unknown State & Town, USA

Born / Dead Unknown


Discography & info Bill Smith Combo  //  Amos Milburn Jr. (James Thomas Russ Jr) David Orrell, No info!

Bill Smith Combo

Bill Smith Combo Original release LE BILL 303 (US) 06/1960;   This release, re-issue on (Oro-Records Nr. 10119??

Tough [instr.]  // Long tall Sally / Be my baby

Tough [instr.] - 1960

Amos Milburn Jr.   Original release LE CAM 961  1960;    This release, re-issue on (Oro-Records Nr. 10119??

Tough [instr.] // Long tall Sally / Be my baby

James Thomas Russ Jr

Amos Milburn Jr. is neither Amos Milburn nor the son of Amos Milburn

 Anyone who has encountered the artist Amos Milburn Jr(down pagemay think that the giant above was his father, but this is not the case. Amos Milburn Jr. was actually named James Thomas Russ Jr. and he was also a pianist. Jr. began his musical career in the late fifties at the keys behind Percy Mayfield. At the age of fifteen, he met Amos Milburn and was so captivated by his music and personality that he, with the permission of the former, borrowed the name. His story and record career - including a couple of fine duets with Renee All: Jump And Shout and Big Building, both recorded in 1965 - is documented on the LP AMOS MILBURN Jnr - You Used Me and other Texas Rhythm & Blues songs (Mr R&B records 1982)

Born James Thomas Russ Jr., he was the son of a single mother who was such a huge Amos Milburn fan that she claimed that Milburn was his father – although they had never as much as met, and Milburn would have been just 13 years old when Jr. was born.
(When Jr. started his recording career in 1959, Milburn was still just 32, so any hypothetical son would have been in his early teens at most, even allowing for Milburn to have been a teenage father.) 

Long tall Sally - 1960

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