Artist Info

Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson was raised in Chicago, and started singing early; as a teenager he sang in Chicago area nightclubs but was too young to have a beer. Despite having R&B/blues singer Little Milton ("We're Gonna Make It") for an uncle, his "big break" didn't come until he got the opportunity to go on the road with Bobby Rush. He later opened for Z.Z. Hill, Otis Clay, Tyrone Davis, and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Wilson waxed his first single in 1964, but "Trying to Make a Wrong Thing Right," didn't do much; his next effort, "You Cut Off My Love Supply," wasn't a smash either, but it established Wilson as a blues player of note.

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