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Chick Willis

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Cousin towards the later blues ballad vocalist Chuck Willis, Robert “Chick” Willis is primarily beloved for his ribald, dozens-based rocker “Stoop Straight down Baby.” The guitarist cut his first edition in 1972 for small La Val Information of Kalamazoo, MI, offering a huge amount of 45s for the jukebox marketplace just (the tune’s lyrics had been much too raunchy for airplay). Willis still left the army in 1954, hiring on as valet and chauffeur to cousin Chuck, after that riding high along with his many R&B strikes for OKeh Information. At that time, Chick’s primary part on the display was like a vocalist (he produced his own vinyl fabric debut in 1956 with an individual, “You’re Mine,” for Lee Rupe’s Ebb Information after earning a talent competition at Atlanta’s Magnolia Ballroom), but he found your guitar while on the highway along with his cousin (Chick cites Acoustic guitar Slim as his primary man for the reason that division). When Chuck passed away of stomach complications in 1958, Willis soldiered on, pausing in Chicago to are a sideman with slip acoustic guitar great Elmore Wayne. Several obscure 45s (“Twistin’ in a healthcare facility Ward,” slice for Alto in 1962, noises encouraging) preceded the introduction of “Stoop Down Baby,” which Willis offers freshened up for countless sequels since (he created the track by teasing passersby along with his ribald rhymes while employed in a carnival range present). Risqué materials continued to be a staple of Willis’s result lately. He cut many albums for Ichiban, notably 1988’s Today!, Footprints in my own Bed in 1990, and Back again to the Blues in 1991.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chick Willis
Died December 7, 2013, Forsyth, Georgia, United States
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs I Want A Big Fat Woman, Stoop Down Baby Let Your Daddy See, Stoop Down Baby, I Got a Big Fat Woman, Mother Fuyer, 1,2,3,4,5 Shots Of Whiskey, One Slick Woman, Nuts for Sale, Jack You Up, The Blues Is Gone, Footprints In My Bed, Let Me Jack You Baby, Stoop Down Low, Big Red Caboose, My Fannie Mae, Let Me Play My Blues, Why We Need Obama, Keep Singing the Blues, I Want To Play With Your Poodle, Four Wives Too Many, Blues Man, That's How Much I Love You, Sweetheart, On Your Way Fishing, Little Old Blues Man, I Ain't Jivin' Baby, Something to Remember You By, You Are Not The Woman, Crush on My Next Door Neighbor, I'm Coming To See You Baby, I Did It All - Adult, Houdini Lover, The Gas Is Too High
Albums Stoop Down Baby... Let Your Daddy See, Hit & Run Blues, Let the Blues Speak for Itself, Back to the Blues, The Don of the Blues, Blues Me Before You Lose Me, What's to Become of the World, I Won't Give Up, Holdin' Hands With The Blues, Footprints In My Bed, I Did It All, I Got a Big Fat Woman, Blue Class Blues, Mr. Blues: The Best Of...So Far


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#Fact
1 He made his only network TV appearance on February 15, 1958 performing "Betty and Dupree" on the premiere of "The Saturday Night Dick Clark Show", seven weeks before his death.
2 He wrote "I Feel So Bad", a 1961 worldwide million seller for Elvis Presley.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gotham 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Primal Fear 1996 "Don't Deceive Me Please Don't Go"
Havana 1990/I writer: "C. C. Rider"
The Big Town 1987 performer: "C.C. RIDER" / writer: "C.C. RIDER"
T.J. Hooker 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Go!! Show 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Go Go Mania 1965 writer: "Whatcha' Gonna Do" - uncredited
Beat City 1963 TV Short documentary writer: "I Can Tell"
The Dick Clark Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1958 writer - 1 episode, 1958
Show Time at the Apollo 1955 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New American Bandstand 1965 1957-1958 TV Series Himself
The Dick Clark Show 1958 TV Series Himself

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