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Earl King (Earl Silas Johnson IV, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003) was an American Rhythm & Blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

A composer of well known standards such as "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix) and Professor Longhair's "Big Chief", he is an important figure in New Orleans R&B music.

His father, a local piano player, died when King was still a baby, and he was brought up by his…

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  • More people should know Earl King. Just great funky, brazzy, groove stuff that puts you in a good mood.
  • The 4 Kings: B.B. Albert, Freddie & Earl, what a combo of talent
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