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Fenton Robinson (born Fenton Lee Robinson on 23 September 1935; died 25 November 1997) was an American blues singer and exponent of the Chicago blues guitar. He recorded his signature song, "Somebody Loan Me a Dime", in 1967. The song was used in the film The Blues Brothers, being heard playing on the radio when Jake (John Belushi) is being transported and paroled. A cover version was recorded by Boz Scaggs in 1969. His Japanese fans reverently dubbed Fenton Robinson "the mellow blues genius" because of his ultra-smooth vocals and jazz-inflected guitar work. But beneath the obvious subtlety resides a Read more on Last.fm.