Born on November 10, 1933 in Homer, Louisiana, he is a unique and essential artist for the history of American and international music. He is still today the most acclaimed witness of the Chitlin’Circuit, the circuit of clubs frequented by people of color. Celebrated in The Blues series produced by Martin Scorsese. Winner of two Grammys, one of which in 2021. Listed among the great artists of the Blues Hall of Fame. He most recently played himself in Craig Brewer’s Dolemite Is My Name, which marks the return of Eddie Murphy. Present at the Porretta Soul Festival in 2013 and 2016 and in A Soul Journey by Marco Della Fonte the film that tells the story of the Porretta Soul Festival.
Two musicians are portrayed with him: Vasti Jackson, guitarist and band leader of many artists such as Johnnie Taylor and Z.Z. Hill and Curtis Pope, trumpeter and band leader of Midnight Movers, Wilson Pickett’s band.