Small Paul Hamilton
Inducted in 1996
SMALL PAUL Hamilton is by far the hardest working
performer in the Arizona R & B / Soul music circuits. Since his
childhood days singing in church to today, SMALL PAUL has been
entertaining crowds with his natural abilities and skills he developed
while working with the Kings and Queens of Rhythm and Blues. As a teen
in the early-to-mid ��60s, Paul sang with Arizona-based DYKE and THE
BLAZERS. Their national hit "Funky Broadway" soon became an
international smash for prominent ��60s soul man, Wilson Pickett. While
in DYKE and THE BLAZERS, Paul experienced the flash and energy of
stagelights, screams and cheers from SRO audiences while on tour with
the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Joe Tex, Sam and Dave,
Otis Redding and The Temptations.
Since that time he has fronted the popular Arizona-based R & B
mainstay, SMALL PAUL and DRIVIN�� WHEEL. Working hard for the audience
is part of Paul��s basic work ethic.
As Paul directly states: " I don��t want people looking around,
carrying on conversations. They��re supposed to be out having fun ! I
want them to escape with me and the band. I want to put a hole in their
soul, a dip in their hip, a rocket in their pocket, a glide in their
stride, a cut in their strut. I��ll rock ��em ��till they drop and make
��em sweat ��till they get wet ! "