Mittwoch, 8. Oktober 2008

Baby Huey

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Disk: 1
1. Listen to me
2. Mama get yourself
3. A change is going to come
4. Mighty mighty children (Part 1)
Disk: 2
1. Mighty mighty (Alias Mighty mighty children Part 2)
2. Hard times
3. California dreamin'
4. Runnin'
5. One dragon two dragon

A locally beloved figure on the Chicago soul scene, Baby Huey never
achieved quite the same renown outside of his hometown, despite an
exciting live act and a record on Curtis Mayfield's
Curtom label. Born James Ramey in Richmond, IN, in 1944, Baby Huey was
literally an enormous stage presence: a glandular problem kept his
weight around 350-400 pounds and beyond. He began performing in Chicago
clubs in 1963 with his backing band the Babysitters
and soon became a popular concert draw. As the '60s wore on, Baby
Huey's sound moved from energetic R&B into a more psychedelic brand
of soul, with a vocal style that drew comparisons to Otis Redding. He signed with Curtom and recorded a debut album, ... Read More...


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