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Council Spur Blues
by Robert Curtis Smith
Robert Curtis Smith born in 1930 was an African American Piedmont #blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. He was influenced by Big Bill Broonzy and released one album on Bluesville Records in 1963.

Smith was born in, or around, Cruger, Mississippi, United States. He worked as a poor farm labourer in upper Mississippi, where he and his wife raised eight children. He first played the blues guitar in 1948. He left the Delta area twice in hope of finding alternative employment in either Chicago or Texas, but each time returned to his birthplace.

In 1960, by chance, he met Paul Oliver and Chris Strachwitz in Wade Walton's Big Six barber shop in Clarksdale, Mississippi. This led to him recording some tracks that year and in 1961, which in turn saw the release of The Blues of Robert Curtis Smith: Clarksdale Blues in 1963. One of his songs, "Council Spur Blues", made direct references to the conditions on the plantation where he worked.

In 1968, he left the Mississippi again for Chicago, where he spent the remainder of his life. Around this time he auditioned for a place in Willie Dixon's backing band. He later joined the church and left the blues for a gospel music existence.

Smith died in Chicago in November 2010, aged 80.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Curtis_Smith
 
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