Smiley Lewis (eigentlich Overton Amos Lemons; * 5. Juli 1913 in DeQuincy, Louisiana; † 7. Oktober 1966 in New Orleans) war ein US-amerikanischer Blues- und R&B-Sänger, dessen bekannteste Hits I Hear You Knocking und One Night von anderen Interpreten erfolgreich gecovert wurden.
Smiley Lewis. Overton Amos Lemons (July 5, 1913 – October 7, 1966),  known as Smiley Lewis, was an American New Orleans rhythm and blues singer and guitarist. The music journalist Tony Russell wrote that "Lewis was the unluckiest man in New Orleans.
26. Okt. 2011 · joltinjack. Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knockin' (1955)You went away and left me long time ago and now you're knocking on my door I hear you knocking but you can't come in...
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" I Hear You Knocking " (or " I Hear You Knockin' ") is a rhythm and blues song written by Dave Bartholomew. New Orleans rhythm and blues singer Smiley Lewis first recorded the song in 1955. The lyrics tell of the return of a former lover who is rebuffed.
- "Bumpity Bump"
- July 1955
- New Orleans R&B
American rhythm and blues singer and (early in his career) guitarist, born July 5, 1913 in DeQuincy, Louisiana, USA, died October 7, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (cancer). His first recordings were for DeLuxe in 1947, but he then moved to Imperial for which company he recorded 1950-1961, usually backed by Dave Bartholomew 's band.
Smiley Lewis was a popular American R&B and blues singer-songwriter from the 1940s to the 1960s. His biggest hit single, “I Hear You Knocking”, topped the Billboard R&B chart for seven weeks in 1955. Lewis was born in Louisiana and began his career performing in New Orleans clubs.