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Stick McGhee Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949-54)

Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949-54)
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Stick McGhee: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949-54)

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Article properties: Stick McGhee: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949-54)

  • Interpret: Stick McGhee

  • Album titlle: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949-54)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label CROWN PRIN

  • Artikelart LP

  • Price code YYY
  • EAN: 4000127785176

  • weight in Kg 0.21
McGhee, Stick - Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949-54) LP 1
01 Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee Stick McGhee
02 Blues Mixture Stick McGhee
03 Let's Do It Stick McGhee
04 She's Gone Stick McGhee
05 Housewarmin' Boogie Stick McGhee
06 One Monkey Don't Stop The Show Stick McGhee
07 Tennessee Waltz Blues Stick McGhee
08 Tee Nah Nah Stick McGhee
09 I Ain't Gonna Scold You Stick McGhee
10 Wee Wee Hours, part 1 and 2 Stick McGhee
11 Oh What A Face Stick McGhee
12 Blues In My Heart And Tears In My Eyes Stick McGhee
13 I'm Doin' All This Time Stick McGhee
14 The Wiggle Waggle Woo Stick McGhee
15 Things Have Changed Stick McGhee
Stick McGhee and His Buddies As the younger brother of a future blues legend, 'Stick'... more
"Stick McGhee"

Stick McGhee and His Buddies

As the younger brother of a future blues legend, 'Stick' McGhee gets the short end of the you-know-what in the history books despite originating a genuine classic. Born Granville Henely McGhee on March 23, 1917 in Kingsport, Tennessee, he got his nickname from using a stick to push the four-wheeled cart that his polio-stricken brother Walter rode around in (maybe you know him better as Brownie).

While Brownie got started on building his legend as a bluesman during the early '40s, Stick served in the Army during World War II. That's where the inspiration for Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee arose, as an obscene barracks chant. He joined Brownie in New York after the war and in 1947 waxed a cruder rendition of Drinkin' Wine without his sibling for J. Mayo Williams' little Harlem logo. It went nowhere fast. Williams dumped his 78 pressings on a New Orleans distributor who got it some unexpected airplay. Atlantic Records heard about it and jumped into the fray, recutting the rollicking ditty on February 14, 1949 in New York with Brownie on lead guitar and second vocal, Wilbert 'Big Chief' Ellis on piano, and bassist Gene Ramey. Their hustle was rewarded with a #2 R&B smash that spring.

Stick found following it up successfully a tough proposition. Despite some fine encores for Atlantic (Tennessee Waltz Blues was his only other chart entry in '51), London, Essex, King, Savoy, and Herald, Stick's fortunes went the wrong way while Brownie and his harp-blowing partner Sonny Terry achieved enduring stardom. Lung cancer claimed Stick on August 15, 1961 in the Bronx, aged only 44.

If Stick has been all but forgotten, his signature song hasn't. It was the first thing Jerry Lee Lewis ever performed in public, and he's cut several versions over the decades (his '57 Sun rendition is impossible to beat). Rockabilly wildmen Johnny Burnette, Malcolm Yelvington, and Whitey Pullen had their way with the tune, as did R&B shouters Wynonie Harris, Sonny Parker (with Lionel Hampton's orchestra), Big John Greer, Larry Dale, and the Treniers. Hoy hoy hoy!

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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