Z. Z. Hill

Arzell " Z. Z. " Hill ( born September 30, 1935 in Naples, Texas, † April 27, 1984 in Dallas, Texas) was an American blues singer.


Hill began his musical career in the late 1950s at a gospel group called "The Spiritual Five". Around 1960 he developed an intense interest in the blues. His role models included BB King, Bobby Bland, and especially Sam Cooke. In 1964 Hill to California and took in a garage studio, the piece You Were Wrong on which even came into the charts. After several flops came. In the 1970s, Hill had some hits, the most famous is probably Love Is So Good When You're Stealing It ( 1977). In the 1980s, Hill was back to the roots of the blues. His album Down Home Blues ( 1982) - with the hits Down Home Blues and Somebody Else Is Steppin ' In - was almost two years in the charts.

Z. Z. Hill died in 1984 of a heart attack.