Smokey Hogg

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For the Scottish rugby league footballer of the 1900s for Great Britain, England, Other Nations, and Broughton Rangers, see Andrew Hogg
For the English association footballer for Malta, Pietà Hotspurs, and Valletta, see Andrew Hogg
Andrew 'Smokey' Hogg (January 27, 1914 - May 1, 1960) was one of the most popular of the post-war Texan country blues artists.

Life and career

Hogg was born near Westconnie, Texas, and grew up on the farm and was taught to play guitar by his father Frank Hogg. While still in his teens he teamed up with a the slide guitarist and vocalist, B.K. Turner aka Black Ace and the pair travelled together playing the turpentine and logging camp circuit of country dance halls and juke joints that surrounded Kilgore, Tyler, Greenville and Palestine in East Texas.

In 1937 Smokey and Black Ace were brought to Chicago, Illinois by Decca Records to record, and Smokey had his first gramophone record ("Family Trouble Blues"/"Kind Hearted Blues") released, as by Andrew Hogg. It was an isolated occurrence - he did not make it back into a recording studio for over a decade. By the early 1940s Hogg was married and making a good living busking around the Deep Ellum area of Dallas, Texas.

Hogg was drafted in the mid 1940s and after a brief spell with the U.S. military, he continued working in the Dallas area where he was becoming well known. In 1947 he came to the...
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