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CHARLES WRIGHT
Charles Wright, who was born in 1940 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, was a singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter and leader of the successful eight-member Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, which had been recruited from Watts in Los Angeles. His early experience came from working in "Strip Joints" playing Rock and Roll music, jamming with the greats of the Stan Kenton Band and touring with The Tab Smith Orchestra, the latter is probably the reason for his lyrical sound.
 
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Charles Wright & Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band September 1970 Interview
Scott Lenz: Let’s just dive in! I’ll just reel off some questions, the first one being about your childhood and your interests in music, and when you figured you were going to be a performer. Eric Roberson: I just had a fortunate opportunity of being in a musical, artistic household. In some form or fashion, everybody was doing something creative. My father sang and played guitar, I mean there was a guitar in every single room. There was a guitar in the bathroom, a guitar in the kitchen, ever...
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Charles Wright Voice Your Choice With David Nathan
One of the true originators of the funk movement, Charles Wright started the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band back in the '60s and recorded several clas...
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