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He was born in 1942 in Osceola, Arkansas where his father, Jim "Son" Seals, owned a small club. He began performing professionally by the age of 13, first as a drummer and later as a guitarist. In 1959, he formed his own band which performed locally and he also toured with Albert King. In 1971, he moved to Chicago.
His career took off after he was discovered by Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records at the Flamingo Club in Chicago's South Side. His debut, Son Seals , was released in 1973; the album included "Your Love Is Like a Cancer" and "Hot Sauce". He followed it up with 1976's Midnight Son , and he continued releasing solid material into the 1990s. He died from complications of diabetes in 2004.
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