Reuben Wilson

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Reuben Wilson
Birth nameReuben Lincoln Wilson
Born (1935-04-09) April 9, 1935 (age 86)
Mounds, Oklahoma, U.S.
Origin Pasadena, California, U.S.
Genres Acid jazz, soul jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsHammond B3
Years active1968–present
Labels Blue Note, Groove Merchant, Cadet, 18th and Vine

Reuben Wilson (born April 9, 1935) is a jazz organist. He performs soul jazz and acid jazz, and is best known for his title track "Got to Get Your Own".

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He was born in Mounds, Oklahoma and his family moved to Pasadena when he was 5. [1] He played in Los Angeles with drummer Al Bartee, then moved to New York to begin a recording career. In addition to playing with jazz musicians Melvin Sparks and Willis Jackson, Wilson led the local band Wildare Express. He remains an active musician, and still resides in New York City.

Personal life

Wilson has been married twice. He has two children. [ citation needed ] His son, Reuben Reuel, is a singer and actor. [2]

Discography

As leader

With the Wildare Express

With the Godfathers of Groove

As sideman

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References

  1. Santella, Jim. "Organist Reuben Wilson". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  2. "Reuben Reuel". IMDb. Retrieved 26 October 2020.