Brenton Wood

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Alfred Jesse Smith, 26 July 1941, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Smith was a veteran of several doo-wop vocal groups, including the Dootones, the Quotations and Little Freddie And The Rockets, before assuming the name Brenton Wood in deference to his home district in Los Angeles. As a solo act he enjoyed fame with ‘The Oogum Boogum Song’ (1967), a nonsense novelty record. The follow-up, ‘Gimme Little Sign’ (although not a novelty), was in a similar style, but its more lasting... Read more

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soul
60s
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rhythm and blues
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