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Dick Shurman, Paul Harris Living Blues 2017

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Mural #9 Swamp Dogg

One of the cult figures of early 20th century American music. Songwriter, producer, singer. Often using his real name Jerry Williams Jr. he has produced artists such as Solomon Burke, Gene Pitney, Z.Z. Hill, Irma Thomas, Arthur Conley, Esther Phillips always with a touch of originality. Ironic, politically incorrect and often at the center of disputes with the artists he produces he calls himself the most successful bankruptcy in the United States. His debut in Porretta in 1998 coincided with a historic reconciliation with Solomon Burke due to unpaid royalties for the Swamp-produced album Sidewalks, Fencens and Walls which featured The More, a song Solomon refused to sing for years. due to the dispute. He returned to Porretta in 2011 and 2018.


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