Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lee Shot Williams dies at 73

Chicago blues soul singer Lee Shot Williams died on Nov. 25, 2011, according to his record label, Ecko Records. Williams was 73.

Henry Lee Williams was born in Lexington, Miss., on May 21, 1938. Lee "Shot" moved to Detroit in 1954, finished school, and relocated to Chicago in 1956. There he hooked up with his cousin, Little Smokey Smothers, who hired him as a regular vocalist with his band in 1961.
He got the nickname "Shot" from his mother at a young age, owing to his fondness for wearing suits and dressing up as a "big shot."

Follow this link for more information about Williams, including details about his services.

1 comment:

Blues Sister said...

REST IN PEACE, Tell everyone in BLUES HEAVEN we miss them. Shot