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Chuck Higgins

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Saxophonist Chuck Higgins earned R&B popularity for his structure “Pachuko Hop,” which remains to be a perennial favourite among Latino followers, but didn’t gain plenty of general R&B acclaim to graph in the first ’50s. Higgins also performed trombone and trumpet. He relocated from his indigenous Gary to LA in 1940 as a teenager. Higgins performed trumpet in his high-school music group and later on attended the LA Conservatory. While there, Higgins began a music group with pianist Frank Dunn and saxophonist Johnny Parker, amongst others. Higgins afterwards became the band’s saxophonist and had written “Pachuko Hop.” Its furious speed, roaring sax single, and raw audio, plus the addition of the word “Pachuko,” that was slang to get a Mexican-American dressed up in baggy jeans with an integral chain, produced the tune a ’50s anthem for region Latinos. The B-side, “Motorhead Baby,” was afterwards the motivation for Frank Zappa sideman Adam “Motorhead” Sherwood as well as the heavy metal music group Motörhead. Higgins performed dates in LA with everyone from Charlie Parker towards the Orioles, and his music group at one stage included Johnny “Electric guitar” Watson. Although non-e of Higgins’ many singles for Aladdin, Caddy, Lucky, Area of expertise, or Dootone ever gained nationwide acclaim, he was an exceptionally popular regional appeal with the ’50s and in to the early ’60s, when he retired from executing to become music instructor at regional high schools along with a university. A return faltered within the middle-’70s, when Higgins attempted to revise his audio by heading disco. He came back to honking R&B in the past due ’70s and toured Britain in the middle-’80s, while executing once more in LA clubs.

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Died September 14, 1999, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Saxophonist
Nationality American
Music Songs Pachuko Hop, Here I'm Is, Tonky Honk, Wet Back Hop, Don't You Know I Love You Baby, Motorhead Baby, Blacksmith Blues, Night Scene, Papa Charlie, Sorry 'Bout That, Dye Ooh Mambo, Gamblin' Woman, Looking for My Baby, Too Smart, The Itch, Eye Balling, Greasy Pig, Big Fat Mama, Hey Dig, Let Me Come Back Home, Real Gone Hound Dog, Candied Yam, Betwix and Between, Chuck a Buck, Yak A Dak, Shotgun Wedding, Kubeon, Chop Chop, Flip Top Box, Beautiful Love, Baby Shoes, Double Dip
Albums Blows His Wig!, Pachuko Hop, Yak A Dak


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Young, Hot 'n Nasty Teenage Cruisers 1977 performer: "Bip Bop Boom", "Don't Touch Me"

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