b. 13 August 1933, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Devereaux was created for an unmarried mom, Laura Devereaux, and his dad was blues vocalist Wynonie Harris. Elevated by his mom, he learned to try out acoustic guitar and sing from early child years. He sang expertly from his teenagers, sometimes like a solo take action but primarily in vocal organizations. Among these in the first 50s was the Sultans (later on referred to as the Admirals), where Devereaux’s fellow performers had been Richard Beasley, Willie Barnes, Gene McDaniels and Wayne Farmer. In 1954 Devereaux, as well as the band of which he was a member, teamed up in NY with his dad whose profession was then going to make a dramatic downward change. In NY in 1955, the name Wesley Devereaux name shows up on a program with vocalist Rufus Gore who documented two edges for King Information.