Here in the UK we are saddened to hear the news of Reuban Wilson passing , thhe original Boogie specialist with those boogie classics ” Tight Money” and ” Got To Get Your Own” pure dancefloor magic.
He was born in Mounds, Oklahoma and his family moved to Pasadena when he was 5. 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.