Joe Liggins

Joe Liggins

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joe Liggins (July 9, 1915 - July 26, 1987) was an American R&B, jazz and blues pianist, who was the frontman in the 1940s and 1950s with the band, Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers. His band was often a staple on the US Billboard R&B chart in those years, with their biggest hit being "The Honeydripper," released in 1945. That single topped the R&B chart, then called the race chart, for 18 weeks. More than 60 years later, "The Honeydripper" remains tied with Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" for the longest-ever stay at the top of that chart. It logged a reported two million sales. Liggins was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, and moved to San Diego, California in 1932. By the time he moved again, to Los Angeles in 1939, he began playing with various groups, including Sammy Franklin's California Rhythm Rascals. When Liggins asked him to record his song "The Honeydripper," Franklin declined, prompting Liggins to start his own band, which created many more hits in the next years, including "Got a Right to Cry" and the widely covered songs, "Tanya" and "Roll 'Em." Earl Hooker is noted for his cover of "Tanya."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973890
  • 9786134973892