Billy Gayles

Ike Turner had an incredible feel for the discovery of vocalists - and we're not just talking of the hot young singer, he called Tina. Billy Gayles was the front man of Ike's Kings of Rhythm mid-50s, as they were the best R & B band in St. Louis. Their records the years 1956-57 for the Federal sub-label of King Records included with Ike's crazy whammy bar tremolo electric guitar solos on his Stratocaster, Gayle 'full, loud vocal cords and the rocking, blaster-driven monitoring of the Kings to the Wildest what was the biggest to offer the genre. Gayle was born in Sikeston, Missouri, was born on October 19, 1931 He grew up in poor circumstances, became blind as a child for six years and had the same work in the field, as he regained his eyesight with twelve. His mother moved with him to Cairo, Illinois, and the local blues scene seduced the boy. The guitar wizard Earl Hooker Gayle bought a Schlagzeugset- at this time he also played with another slide guitar ace, Robert Nighthawk. As Hooker south to Clarksdale, Mississippi, migrated, Billy went with. There he met some of the master musicians of the Kings of Rhythm - Raymond Hill, Jackie Brenston, Clayton Love, Johnny O'Neal, Dennis Binder - and then joined the band of Ike. Billy 'The Kid' Emerson gave Gayle's 1953 session for Sun Records, but in which nothing came out. When Billy Gale with Ike's band in Clarksdale, he recorded his debut single Night Howler for the sub-label flair of Modern Records. Then, wrote Turner in Federal: Ralph Bass directed the production, the Kings of Rhythm (Hill, Brenston and Eddie Jones to the saxophones, pianist Fred Sample, Jesse Knight Jr. on bass and Eugene Washington instead of Billy on drums) rocked the King -own studio in Cincinnati to its foundations! Gayle smashed on March 12, 1956 I'm Tore Up, as if his hair caught fire. It was a regional hit, but somehow missed the national charts. On the plate Federal wrote his name correctly. Three other Federal singles, leaving even fewer traces in the charts, although the thunderous Do Right Baby and Sad As A Man Can Be delivered his roaring vocal chords and some of the wildest guitar solos in Ike's entire career. Turner's use of 'Wummerhakens', the tremolo arm on his Strat, was something completely new. 'I knew nothing about the guitar and I thought that was why he was there,' said Turner died in 2007. 'The lever was for a tremolo since, and I used it to throb, to make you cry (guitar)!' Gayle sat down at the drums, as the Kings of Rhythm in Chicago at Cobra Records landeten- Billy and Ike sang a duet, Walking Down The Aisle, one half of the last publication of the label before it was sealed in 1959. Apart from a single '61-single for the obscure Shock label, in Washington, DC recorded with Ike's band, Gayle made ​​no more records with the Kings of Rhythm. He left Ike in 1963 and returned to St. Louis, where he had hardly made ​​its appearance. In 1982 he played on an LP by guitarist Larry Davis for Rooster Blues drums. On April 8, 1993, he died in St. Louis of cancer. Bill Dahl PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP! Electric Blues 1939-2005 - The Definitive Collection! - "Plug It In, Turn It Up - Electric Blues 1939 - 2005" on Bear Family Records has the prestigetraechtigen prize in the category 'Best Historical Album' get at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenne Lake of, on 9 May. The unique, 12-piece CD documentation provides the first comprehensive look at the history of this important genre, regardless of frontiers, show the individual record companies. Our author Bill Dahl from Chicago was there and accepted the award in front of about 1,300 blues musicians, journalists and fans. The Blues Music Awards, which are awarded annually in Memphis for the best blues publications, are recognized worldwide as the most important award and are also called 'Oscars of the Blues' called ..