"Big" Robert Smith


Date of Birth:  April 22, 1939    Houston, TX

Dae of Death:  April 6, 2006    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Golden Gate Cemetery

                         8400 Hirsch Road

                         Houston, TX 77016

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Block C 225N

                           29° 50' 12" N / 95° 19' 22" W


Big Robert Smith With The El Orbits & Friends, Freedom Records (FR1044)

Black Top Blues-A-Rama, Volume 4, Black Top Records (CD BT-1057)

Black Top Blues-A-Rama, Volume 7, Black Top Records (CD BT-1089)

Guest Vocalist

Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters, Full Gain, Black Top Records (CD BT-1041)

Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters, Horn Of Plenty, Black Top Records (CD BT-1084)


Gaines, Grady and Rod Evans. I’ve Been Out There. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015.

Govenar, Alan. Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

Obituary, Houston Chronicle, vol. 105, n. 181, Wednesday, April 12, 2006, p. B7.

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