Robert Wilkins remains virtually uncredited as the creator of “Prodigal Son,” which features as one of the great blues songs for The Rolling Stones on Beggar’s Banquet. The original title as delivered by Wilkins is “That’s No Way to Get Along.” Likely, the only reason this bluesmaster doesn’t rank in recognition with Robert Johnson is the fact that his (longer) music career reflected both the good AND evil sides of music as an elixir of the soul.
Let’s right some of this immediately by noting his clubmasterful specs depicted here on one of his more spiritual releases, Remember Me. In revival this eyeglass style is quickly surpassing the chunky preppy style as GenEYE’s go-to face statement.
—James J. Spina