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Robert Fontenot

In the Spotlight: Smiley Lewis

By April 28, 2013

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He should have been one of the biggest stars of the 1950s and 1960s, but Smiley Lewis could never connect with pop audiences the way his closest stylistic competitor, Fats Domino, did. Yet his legacy of classic raw R&B, along with his amazingly powerful and expressive vocals, influenced everyone from Elvis to Aerosmith. Read all about the life, music, and career of Smiley Lewis in my latest profile.

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