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Bill Coday

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Soul singer Expenses Coday first found fame using the strike solitary “GET THE Lies Right” through the planting season of 1971. Authorized to Crajon Productions, possessed by the couple team of Expenses and Denise Jones (who documented beneath the name Denise LaSalle and obtained a 1971 platinum solitary, “Trapped by way of a Thing Known as Appreciate”), Coday was an ideal automobile for LaSalle’s blues-oriented R&B tracks. Born Might 10, 1942, in Coldwater, MS, Coday started his singing profession as an adolescent, executing in juke joint parts around Blytheville, AK, using a music group that included Boy Seals. In 1961, he relocated to Chicago, IL, donning the name Chicago Willie. LaSalle discovered the vocalist while he was executing at the Dark Orchid membership. She teamed him with Memphis, TN, spirit music manufacturer Willie Mitchell whom she frequently worked with on her behalf produces for Detroit, MI’s Westbound label and for all those of various other Crajon performers (the Sequins’ strikes “Hey Romeo” and “THE 3RD Level”). (Mitchell continued to have strikes with another Chicago vocalist, Syl Johnson, and yellow metal and platinum-laced achievement with Al Green on Hello there Information.) Coday’s initial Crajon singles, “Sixty Minute Teaser” and “I Obtain On top of Your Like,” were local hits. The 3rd solitary, “GET THE Lies Right,” became the breakthrough, likely to quantity 14 R&B on Billboard’s graphs in early 1971. Around the flipside was “You’re Gonna Need Me.” As was the custom made on the fast-selling nationwide record, the independently-distributed Crajon leased Coday’s solitary to the much bigger Galaxy label, a subsidiary of Berkeley, CA’s Dream Information, for wider distribution. The follow-up, released on Galaxy, the Denise LaSalle track “When YOU DISCOVER a Fool, Bump His Mind,” managed to get to quantity 48 R&B in summer time 1971. There have been additional Galaxy singles, but non-e charted nationally. Coday loved a regional strike on Crajon with “I’m Back again to Collect” within the first 1 / 2 of 1973. (A few of his Galaxy/Crajon produces are available around the compilations FOREVER Long They Performed the Blues (1992), Poor Poor Whiskey (1993) — both from U.K. label Ace Information — and an ’80s assortment of Coday’s Crajon singles on Japanese label Vivid Seems.) In 1973, he authorized with Epic Information and the solitary “I Don’t Wish to Play This Video game” was released. In 1984, Coday started to tour with Denise LaSalle as her starting act. He started recording once again after many years from the studio room. Putting your signature on with Memphis-based label Ecko Information, his first launch was the properly titled Sneakin’ Back again album. The songs “Her Love Is usually Good Enough to set up Collard Greens,” “I COULD Move the Hoochie Coochie Guy,” “Doctor Thrill Great,” along with a remake of “GET THE Lies Right” became favorites with blues enthusiasts and blues-formatted r / c. His second Ecko Compact disc, Can’t Obtain Enough, included “In the area Next to the area” and “Not really a Term” with labelmate Barbara Carr. Coday’s third Ecko Compact disc, 1999’s Place Me within the Disposition, gave his supporters even more of his delicious mixture of spicy, bluesy Southern spirit.

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Full Name Bill Coday
Died June 7, 2008, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Siblings Julia Cody Goodman, Martha Cody, Samuel Cody, Eliza Alice Cody Myers, Helen Cody Wetmore, Charles Cody, Mary Hannah Cody Decker
Music Songs Get Your Lie Straight, Her Love Is Good Enough To Put In Collard Greens, When You Find a Fool, Bump His Head, Moans, Grunts and Groans, You're Gonna Want Me, I'm Back To Collect, High On Your Love, Your Love Made a Do Wrong Man Do Right, Let Me Be Your Handy Man, Back it up and put it here, A Woman Rules the World, Work That Thang, Jury of Love, If Johnnie Were Here Today, I'm Headed To The Top, Put Your Fire Out, Play Some Tyrone, One Side Love Affair, A Woman Needs Some Money, I'm Headed To The Top Extended Version, What'cha Laid On Me, I Got a Thing, Sexaholic, Sixty-minute Teaser Pt. 2, Sixty-minute Teaser Pt. 1, Inside Your Head, You Set Me Up, Everything's Got to Change, My Christmas Is You, It's a Blues Thing, Keep It Coming, Jump Start
Albums Take Me, Jump Start, The Best Years


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#Fact
1 Was mentioned in an Allan Sherman song entitled "Oh Boy" as "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
2 First cousin five times removed of Dawn Cody.
3 Son of Isaac Cody and wife Mary Ann Bonsell Laycock, daughter of Samuel Laycock and wife Hannah Taylor and, by her, a distant relative of both Richard Nixon and Al Gore.
4 Supported Indian and women's rights; he was also a conservationist.
5 1958: Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
6 1883: Staged his first Wild West Show in Omaha, NE.
7 By the time he died, he was almost broke.
8 Before he went into show business, he had been a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Colorado "Fifty-Niner", Pony Express rider (1860), wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, Civil War soldier, and even hotel manager.
9 1872: Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role as a scout for the United States Army (1868-1872).
10 6/6/88: Pictured on a 15¢ US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series.
11 Pictured (as Buffalo Bill) on one of a set of twenty 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating Legends of the West, issued 18 October 1994. A set of twenty 19¢ US postcards with pictures of the stamps was issued on the same date. Other persons honored in the two sets are Annie Oakley, Bill Pickett, William Tilghman, Jim Bridger, Wyatt Earp, John C. Fremont, William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, Chief Joseph, Wild Bill Hickok, Kit Carson, Geronimo, Charles Goodnight, Nellie Cashman, Sacajawea and Jim Beckwourth.
12 Adopted son is Ranger Bill Miller.
13 1896: Founded Cody, WY.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arena 2003 TV Series documentary autobiography "The Life of William F. Cody known as Buffalo Bill" - 1 episode
Battling with Buffalo Bill 1931 book "The Great West That Was" - as William F. Cody ['Buffalo Bill']
The Indians Are Coming 1930 book "The Great West That Was"
Fighting with Buffalo Bill 1926 story "The Great West That Was"
Les aventures de Buffalo Bill 1909 Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill 1917 Documentary producer
The Indian Wars 1914 producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Circus Girl's Romance 1915 Short Buffalo Bill Cody - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Buffalo Bill Show 1917 Documentary supervisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill 1917 Documentary
Animated Weekly, No. 55 1917 Documentary short Himself
Selig-Tribune, No. 5 1917 Short Himself
The Indian Wars 1914 Himself
Sitting Bull: The Hostile Sioux Indian Chief 1914 Short Himself
The Wild West Comes to Town 1913 Documentary short Himself
The Life of Buffalo Bill 1912 Short Himself
Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East 1910 Short Himself
Buffalo Bill 1910 Documentary short Himself
Buffalo Bill's Parade 1903 Documentary short
Buffalo Bill's Street Parade 1903 Documentary short
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show 1902 Short
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade 1901 Documentary short
Buffalo Bill's Show Parade 1900 Short Himself
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade 1900/I Short
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show 1900 Short
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade 1900/II Short
Indian War Council 1898 Short
Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 1 1898 Documentary short Himself
Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 2 1898 Documentary short Himself
Buffalo Bill and Escort 1897 Short
Buffalo Bill 1894 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2011-2012 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh")
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 2011 Documentary Himself
American Experience 2006-2011 TV Series documentary Himself, aka 'Buffalo Bill', hunter / Himself
Red and White: Gone with the West 2008 Video documentary Himself
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fifty Years Before Your Eyes 1950 Documentary Himself

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