I.H. "Hell Yeah" Smalley

Saxophone, Bandleader

Date of Birth:  August 15, 1915    Houston, TX 

Date of Death:  March 22, 1991    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Paradise North Cemetery

                         10401 W. Montgomery Road

                         Houston, TX 77088

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  #-233-5A (Block 5A)

                           29° 53' 21" N / 95° 27' 24" W


Smalley's Jump / Young Women's Advice, Foto (140)

Call My Name: The Ego Song 1945-1952, El Toro Records (EL TORO R&B 107)

Boogie Uproar: Texas Blues And R&B 1947-1954, JSP Records (JSP7758)

Houston Might Be Heaven, JSP Records (JSP7785)


Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

Gart, Galen and Roy C. Ames. Duke/Peacock Records: An Illustrated History with Discography. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1990.

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.

______. Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life And Blues. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2010.

Sporke, Michael. Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014.

Steptoe, Tyina L. Houston Bound: Culture and Color In A Jim Crow City. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.

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

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