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Stick Mcghee & Friends New York Blues (King 1951-55)

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weight in Kg 0,107


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Stick Mcghee & Friends: New York Blues (King 1951-55)

(1953-55 'King') (51:43/20) Die 'King'-Aufnahmen von McGhee ergänzt um die wenigen Titel, die BIG TOM COLLINS ('51) sowie RALPH WILLIS ('53) für das Label in Cincinnatti gemacht haben. Ein überaus hörenswertes Dokument! Besonders Sticks gehört zu Unrecht zu den unterbewerteten Stilisten seiner Ära. Sehr empfehlenswert / especially recommended compilation featuring great early urban blues guitar stylists.


McGhee, Stick - New York Blues (King 1951-55) CD 1
1: Real Good Feeling COLLINS, Big Tom
2: Heartache Blues COLLINS, Big Tom
3: Heart Breaking Woman COLLINS, Big Tom
4: Watchin' My Stuff COLLINS, Big Tom
5: Gonna Hop On Down The Line WILLIS, Ralph
6: Do Right WILLIS, Ralph
7: Why'd You Do It WILLIS, Ralph
8: Door Bell Blues WILLIS, Ralph
9: I'm Doin' All This Time (And You Put Me Down) McGHEE, Stick
10: The Wiggle Waggle Woo McGHEE, Stick
11: Dealin' From The Botton McGHEE, Stick
12: Whiskey Women & Loaded Dice McGHEE, Stick
13: Little Things We Used To Do McGHEE, Stick
14: Blues In My Heart And Tears In My Eyes McGHEE, Stick
15: Head Happy With Wine McGHEE, Stick
16: Jungle Juice McGHEE, Stick
17: Sad Bad Glad McGHEE, Stick
18: Six To Eight McGHEE, Stick
19: Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter McGHEE, Stick
20: Double Crossin' Liquor McGHEE, Stick


Artikeleigenschaften von Stick Mcghee & Friends: New York Blues (King 1951-55)

  • Interpret: Stick Mcghee & Friends

  • Albumtitel: New York Blues (King 1951-55)

  • Format CD
  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Music Genre Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Style Rhythm & Blues
  • Music Sub-Genre 251 Rhythm & Blues
  • Title New York Blues (King 1951-55)
  • Label ACE

  • SubGenre R&B Music - Classic R&B

  • EAN: 0029667150224

  • weight in Kg 0.107

Artist description "McGhee, Stick"

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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