Lou (Loise E.) Wilson was born in Senatobia Mississippi. With his family later moving to Memphis Tennessee.
As a performer Lou’s recording career stretches back to the fifties, where as a founder member of Wade Flemons & The New Comers he recorded a top R&B hit with “Here I Stand” for Chicago’s Vee-Jay Records. As a solo performer Lou experienced further success with “This Love Is Getting Deeper” which appeared on the Kent Records subsidiary label, Supreme. Lou’s Next release “Got To Be Me” appeared on Columbia Records, this time under the name Of Lou Edwards & Today’s People. The success of this release was not only confined to the USA. Import copies of the 45 soon found there way into England reaching a whole army of new fans. It was the flipside of the Columbia release “Talkin’ ‘Bout Poor Folks, Thinkin’ ‘Bout My Folks” that caught the imagination of Northern Soul Scene, and has since become regarded as an all time classic of this genre. Lou and his family had by now relocated to Kalamazoo Michigan. A further three releases appeared on the Detroit Crew label. Culminating in the acclaimed, 2005 cd album, “Blues Groove” which lou released on his own Frontline Label.
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