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U.P. Wilson With Paul Orta - Attack Of The Atomic Guitar

Huari Perry Wilson nacio en una granja en la parroquia Catto de Shreveport ,Louisiana un 4 de septiembre del 34 Cuando sus padres se mudaron a Dallas ,Wilson empezo a escuchar una musica que lo intereso bastante "el blues" de la mano de ZuZu Bollin, Cat Man Fleming y Frankie Lee Sims entre otros. Con el tiempo se embarca hacia Fort Worth con su guitarra y, una vez alli conoce a Robert Ealey formando juntos un duo "Chillun Boogie Boys", despues con Cornell Dupree pasaria a convertirse en un musico de sesion.
En 1967 con una familia constituida empezó a trabajar como portero de una escuela y por las noches como vigilante de discotecas, labores que lo tendrian muy ocupado por un par de años y casi alejado de la musica .
A mediados de los setenta y, de vuelta con Ealey, se hicieron habitues de un local de Fort Worth "New Bluebird" en donde atrajeron a una multitud de fans del blues de Texas.
En 1987 Wilson empieza a grabar en solitario y girando por alrededor de todo Texas y, al año siguiente, su antiguo compañero Ealey se reincorpora en su nueva banda "The lover's".
En la ultima decada de su vida se dedico a recorrer tanto el circuito europeo y norteamericano de blues ,como asi tambien en el famoso festival de la ciudad de Chicago y acompañar en algunas ocasiones a Albert "Iceman" Collins.
Durante seis meses ,entre los años 1997 y 1998 fue encarcelado por posesion de estupefacientes y una vez en libertad se traslado a Paris para vivir junto a su familia en donde moriria el 22 de septiembre de 2004 a la edad de 70 años rodeado por sus afectos.




1. - Wailing At Weavers [3:18]
2. - Boy Scout Plan [4:48]
3. - Enter The Tornado [2:19]
4. - Hold On Baby [7:26]
5. - Johnny B. Goode [3:36]
6. - Hideaway [4:21]
7. - You Got Me Runnin' [5:37]
8. - Armadillo Strut [2:54]
9. - Pretty Baby [4:24]
10. - Austin Shuffle [6:49]
11. - Alibi Blues [7:25]
12. - Bo Diddley [3:22]
13. - Boogie Chillun [3:49]
14. - The Twister [4:33]
15. - Cold, Cold, Feeling [8:48]


U.P. Wilson (vocals, guitar)
Paul Orta (vocals, harmonica)
Hector Watt (guitar)
Eddie Stout (bass guitar)


Fort Worth-based guitarist, singer and songwriter U.P. Wilson plays a startlingly refreshing style of deep Southern soul-blues that is gospel inflected and rural, yet urban. His very rhythmic guitar playing is showcased on three albums for JSP Records, and it appears that after years of being known as a regional performer around Texas, Wilson is ready to take his show on the road. Wilson has recorded three albums for the London-based JSP Records — Boogie Boy: Return of the Texas Tornado in 1994, This Is U.P. Wilson (1995), and Whirlwind, a 1996 release. Wilson also has two early-'90s recordings for the small Texas labels Red Lightnin' and Double Trouble.
Raised in West Dallas, Wilson learned his craft in the rough and tumble beer joints around the South and West Sides of the city, taking his cues from the likes of ZuZu Bollin, Cat Man Fleming, Frankie Lee Sims, Mercy Baby and Nappy "Chin" Evans. Wilson moved from Dallas to Fort Worth and formed a band called the Boogie Chillun with drummer and vocalist Robert Ealey. Later, he worked with Cornell Dupree before Dupree left to become a favorite session guitarist.
By the late 1970s, Wilson and Ealey were frequenting a Fort Worth club called the New Bluebird, where they were attracting ever-growing legions of true Texas blues fans. Wilson began recording locally in 1987 and touring again around Texas. Since the mid-'90s release of his JSP albums, Wilson and his band have toured regionally around the South, pleasing audiences with his inventiveness, clever songwriting, great arrangements and sheer originality. He returned in 1999 with On My Way.















1. Babe 2:46
2. Most Beautiful Woman 3:43
3. Get Out Of My Life 3:39
4. Keep What I Got 4:17
5. Shake Your Moneymaker 2:33
6. Lookin' Good 3:15
7. Mellow Down Easy 3:40
8. Calling All Ducks 2:58
9. Love Me Baby 4:23
10. You Were Wrong 3:59
11. I'll Kick Your Booty 3:30
12. You Never Know 3:48
13. I've Been Abused 2:19
14. One Way Out 2:18
15. Jump The Boogie 3:19




01. Tear Drops (5:12)
02. Hey Hey Little Monkey (2:01)
03. Cruisin' For A Bruising (3:58)
04. Buenos Noches (3:50)
05. Your Driving Me Crazy (3:47)
06. A Nickel Is A Nickel (4:24)
07. You Better Believe It (3:37)
08. Harmonica Convergance (4:04)
09. She's So Fine (3:21)
10. The Moon Is Rising (3:50)
11. Love Me Or Leave Me (4:00)
12. Love Bird (6:35)
13. Let's Make Love Again (2:43)
14. Your My Hoochie Coochie Girl (3:47)
15. Phone On The Wall (3:12)


Paul Orta has fronted his band The Kingpins (a.k.a. The International Playboys) and various other groups around the world. He has played in the U.S.A., Spain, England, Ireland, France, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark & The Netherlands. He has opened for B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Morrison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Walker, James Cotton, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dennis Quaid band with Huey Lewis to name a few. Paul Orta is also on: see discography.
Paul Orta born in Port Arthur, Texas (hometown of Janice Joplin) was first influenced by Louis Armstrong at the age of 7. After 9 years of playing the coronet in the school band, Paul Orta quit because the band never played blues or Jazz. Within a half a year he picked up the Harmonica and in three months, he was in his first professional band (The Bayou Boogie Band) when he was 16. They played in Golden Triangle (southeast Texas) and Louisiana for three years.
In 1979 Paul Orta moved to Austin, Texas and he won Kerrville Folk Festival in 1980. Later he formed The Backdoor Men with Port Arthur native Bill Jones (guitar) and with help of Eddie Stout (bass) evolved into The Kingpins. Afterwards he entered the “Antones the University of the Blues”. Playing with blues greats as Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Eddie Taylor, Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Luther Tucker, Ted Harvey, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Pinetop Perkins, Wayne Benett, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Henry Grey and Robert Lockwood Jr. Everytime Snooky played at Antones annual festival he invited Paul Orta to play with him . Jimmy Roger also employed him as harp player for the festivals. One his favorite memories is was playing a weekly gig for 3 months with Sumlin (Howlin Wolf’s guitar player).
Paul Orta has also toured and recorded with Texas Guitar Tornado U.P. Wilson (U.S.A. and Europe). He can be heard on over a dozen albums and be heard on over 3 dozen different compilations and various albums in North & South America, Europe, Japan, Africa and Australia. In addition he has performed with second generation bluesmen like Kim Wilson, Derek O’Brian, Tommy Shannon and many others.
Past members of Paul Orta’s band have included Uncle John Turner (Johhny Winter), Keith Ferguson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), Mike Kindred (Stevie Vaughn), Wesley Starr (Delbert McClinton), Jimmy Carl Black (Frank Zappa) and Freddie Waldon (Anson Funderburg and the Rockets).
He was also nominated “Texas Harmonica Tornado” by Buddy Magazine in 1987. Paul Orta has played at the Battle of the Harmonicas in San Francisco and the Texas Harmonica Rumble in Austin, Texas.
Hohner Harmonicas endorsed him in 1990 . He helped Kendrick Amplifiers design a amplifier called the “Texas Crude”. PaulOrta also is endorsed with The Harp Depot, Shaker Mic’s, The Amp Room, Tony Ramos Harps, Jimmy Gorden Harmonicas, Mauro Pionzio Harmonicas. In fact Paul Orta is one of the few harmonica players endorsed with both Hohner U.S.A., and Hohner Europe. He also designed his own special “slide harp” which allows one to play various postions on one harmonica.
Paul Orta also has worked as a producer for Ervin Charles “Greyhound Blues”, Wild Bill Pitre “I was raised on a farm” and “Shuffle with Lester” (with Lazy Lester).
He has also has been a and active promoter of “Blues in the Schools”. Paul Orta is also a songwriter whose songs have been covered by different groups around the world.















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