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Earl King

King at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1997
Background information
Birth name Earl Silas Johnson IV
Also known as Pearl King (as songwriter)
Born (1934-02-07)February 7, 1934
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died April 17, 2003(2003-04-17) (aged 69)
Genres New Orleans blues, New Orleans R&B
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1953–2001
Labels Savoy, Specialty, Ace, Imperial, Kansu, Sonet, Black Top
Associated acts Guitar Slim, Allen Toussaint, the Meters, Roomful of Blues

I like to write a lot of satire.
If everything gets too serious for me on the album, I get kinda bored. I've got to have some kind of jovial things in there.
Earl King
I'm a writer, so whatever gymnastics jump through my head, I write about it.
Earl King
Most people say, 'Well, Earl, you sing the blues,' or however they want to categorize it. I just sing songs.
Earl King
I'm a person who is always trying to write in a different vein.