Listened to the album, Stacked Deck
By Billy Wright
An openly gay Black man in 1940-50s Atlanta Wright grew up singing Gospel in church. He became a main stay in the Atlanta, GA Blues scene.
The flambouyant performer was known as the "Prince of Blues" and gave Little Richard style lessons.
His first record, in 1949, reached #3 on the Billboard R&B category (called Race Records at the time)