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  • Interpret: Billy Stewart

  • Album titlle: Hits And Rarities (CD)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Label MARGINAL

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127820464

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Stewart, Billy - Hits And Rarities (CD) CD 1
01 Count Me Out Billy Stewart
02 Fat Boy Billy Stewart
03 Keep Lovin Billy Stewart
04 Summertime Billy Stewart
05 Temptation Billy Stewart
06 No Girl Billy Stewart
07 A Fat Boy Can Cry Billy Stewart
08 Once Again Billy Stewart
09 Ol' Man River Billy Stewart
10 Scramble Billy Stewart
11 That Old Black Magic Billy Stewart
12 Canadian Sunset Billy Stewart
13 I'm No Romeo Billy Stewart
14 Fat Boy's Boogaloo Billy Stewart
15 Look Back And Smile Billy Stewart
16 True Fine Lovin' Billy Stewart
17 Fat Boy Billy Stewart
18 Tell It Like It Is Billy Stewart
19 Billy's Blues Billy Stewart
20 Sitting In The Park Billy Stewart
21 Secret Love Billy Stewart
22 I Do Love You Billy Stewart
23 Every Day I Have The Blues Billy Stewart
24 Cross My Heart Billy Stewart
25 Golly Golly Gee Billy Stewart
26 Moon River Billy Stewart
Billy Stewart Sitting In The Park Billy Stewart Sitting In The Park  ... more
"Billy Stewart"

Billy Stewart

Sitting In The Park

Billy Stewart

Sitting In The Park

 

Giant-sized with an idiosyncratic vocal delivery laced with tongue rolling and percussive consonants, Billy Stewart had a giant mentor at Chess Records in Bo Diddley. Born March 24, 1937 in Washington D.C., the gospel-trained Stewart was discovered by the Chicago guitarist in 1956 playing at a bar near the Dunbar Hotel, Bo's home away from home when he headlined the Howard Theater. Bo took his discovery back home and cut his two-part debut single for Chess, Billy's Blues (its central guitar riff, played by Jody Williams, was appropriated for Mickey & Sylvia's Love Is Strange, leading to litigation aplenty). Bo also produced and played on Stewart's '57 single for OKeh, Billy's Heartache, where Stewart was vocally backed by The Marquees (their members included young D.C. resident Marvin Gaye).

Billy didn't record again until 1962, when he returned to Chess under Billy Davis's direction and scored a sizable hit his first time out with Reap What You Sow (its flip, Fat Boy, gave him an enduring nickname). Stewart had another hit the next year with Strange Feeling. At a December '64 date, he laid down his two greatest originals. In front of the superlative Chess house rhythm section (guitarist Gerald Sims, pianist Leonard Caston, Jr., bassist Louis Satterfield, and drummer Maurice White), Stewart invested the atmospheric, Latin-tinged I Do Love You with a falsetto-laden vocal that sounded like nothing else on the radio. It shot up to #6 R&B and #26 pop.

Four months later, Stewart did even better on the charts with the other gorgeous ballad done that day, Sitting In The Park. Pop audiences embraced Billy when he focused his quirky vocal delivery on George Gershwin and Dubose Heyward's hoary pop standard Summertime. Phil Wright's brassy arrangement was matched by Stewart's dazzling vocal gymnastics, resulting in his only Top 10 pop hit in 1966 (he lip-synched it on Dick Clark's ABC-TV program 'Where The Action Is' decked out in full cowboy attire). "Billy was a character!" laughs Gene Barge, who produced some of his later Chess sides. Another old pop standard, Secret Love, underwent a similar Stewartization, but 'Motormouth' eventually reverted to fresh material until a January 17, 1970 auto wreck in North Carolina killed him and three band members.

- Bill Dahl -

Various - Sweet Soul Music

Various - Sweet Soul Music 30 Scorching Classics From 1965

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Tracklist
Stewart, Billy - Hits And Rarities (CD) CD 1
01 Count Me Out
02 Fat Boy
03 Keep Lovin
04 Summertime
05 Temptation
06 No Girl
07 A Fat Boy Can Cry
08 Once Again
09 Ol' Man River
10 Scramble
11 That Old Black Magic
12 Canadian Sunset
13 I'm No Romeo
14 Fat Boy's Boogaloo
15 Look Back And Smile
16 True Fine Lovin'
17 Fat Boy
18 Tell It Like It Is
19 Billy's Blues
20 Sitting In The Park
21 Secret Love
22 I Do Love You
23 Every Day I Have The Blues
24 Cross My Heart
25 Golly Golly Gee
26 Moon River