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Earl King

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Highly respected about his Crescent City real estate base mainly because both a performer along with a songwriter, guitarist Earl King was a prime Fresh Orleans R&B force for a lot more than four decades. Given birth to Earl Johnson, the youngster regarded as the platters of Tx guitarists T-Bone Walker and Gatemouth Dark brown almost as interesting because the live shows of regional luminaries Smiley Lewis and Tuts Washington. Ruler met his main influence and coach, Guitar Slim, in the Golf club Tijuana, among King’s preferred haunts (combined with the Dew Drop, needless to say), and both became fast close friends. Still billed as Earl Johnson, the guitarist debuted on polish in 1953 on Savoy with “PERHAPS YOU HAVE Eliminated Crazy” (with pal Huey “Piano” Smith producing the to begin many memorable assisting looks on his platters). Johnson became Earl Ruler upon putting your signature on with Specialty another year (label mind Art Rupe designed to name him Ruler Earl, however the typesetter reversed the titles). “A Mother’s Like,” King’s 1st Specialty giving, was a particularly accurate Acoustic guitar Slim homage made by Johnny Vincent, who soon release his personal label, Ace Information, with Ruler one of is own principal performers. King’s 1st Ace solitary, the seminal two-chord south Louisiana blues “Those Lonesome, Lonely Evenings” demonstrated a nationwide R&B strike (despite a soundalike cover by Johnny “Acoustic guitar” Watson). Smith’s moving piano unquestionably helped make the monitor a hit. Ruler continued to be with Ace through all of those other 10 years, waxing an unbroken string of fun new Orleans R&B edges with the unequalled house music group at Cosimo’s studio room. But he relocated to Imperial to utilize maker Dave Bartholomew in 1960, trimming the traditional “SERIOUSLY” (also called “Allow Good Times Move”) and 1961’s funny “Trick Handbag,” and owning a second graph item in 1962 with “Usually an initial time.” Ruler wrote stand-out music for Fat Domino, Teacher Longhair, and Lee Dorsey through the ’60s. Although a potential 1963 pact with Motown was scuttled in the last quick, Ruler admirably rode out the tough spots through the past due ’60s and ’70s. Within the ’90s, he rejuvenated his profession by putting your signature on with Black Best; 1990’s Intimate Telepathy, and Hard River to Combination three years afterwards, had been both superlative albums. He passed away in Apr 2003 of problems from diabetes.

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Full Name Earl King
Date Of Birth February 7, 1934
Died April 17, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Come On, Parts I & II, Trick Bag, Street Parade, Those Lonely Lonely Nights, A Mother's Love, Mama & Papa, I'll Take You Back Home, Everybody's Carried Away, The Things I Used to Do, Darling Honey Angel Child, Always a First Time, No City Like New Orleans, You Make Me Feel Good, This is what I Call Living, Mother Told Me Not To Go, Baby You Can Get Your Gun, You're More to Me Than Gold, Have You Gone Crazy, Don't Cry My Friend, Come On, Part 1, Love Look Out for Me, Time for the Sun to Rise, Well'O Well'O Well'O Baby, Am I Your Dog, 'Til I Say Well Done, Real McCoy, Do Re Mi, Medieval Days, There's Been Some Lonely, Lonely Nights, Street Parade – Part 1, I’m Your Best Bet Baby, A Part of Me
Albums Lonely Lonely Nights, Sexual Telepathy, The Sonet Blues Story, Street Parade, Hard River To Cross, King of New Orleans, Come On: 35 Original Rhythm & Blues Classics, Those Lonely Nights, Is Everything Alright, A Part of Me, Baby You Can Get Your Gun, No City Like New Orleans, An Introduction To Earl King, Let the Good Times Roll, New Orleans Blues, Trick Bag, Little Girl, Love Me Now, Earl's Pearls, Come On: The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1953-1955, You Better Know, Doggin' It - [The Dave Cash Collection], Going Back to New Orleans - 1950s Specialty Masters, Earl King Selected Favorites, Famous Hits by Earl King, Buddy It's Time to Go, A Mother´s Love


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loving 2016 performer: "Is Everything All Right"
Term Life 2016 writer: "Let The Good Times Roll" - as Earl King Johnson
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary writer: "Come On Let the Good Times Roll"
Rush 2013/I writer: "I Hear You Knocking"
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary writer: "Let's Make A Better World"
Rock Suomi 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Love Ranch 2010 writer: "One Night"
Treme 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Lovely Bones 2009 writer: "I Hear You Knockin'"
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances 2007 Video writer: "One Night"
The Education of Charlie Banks 2007 writer: "I Hear You Knocking"
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender 2006 Video writer: "One Night"
The Groomsmen 2006 writer: "I Hear You Knocking"
Last Holiday 2006 performer: "Big Chief" / writer: "Big Chief"
A Tribute to the King 2005 Video documentary writer: "One Night"
Elvis 2005 TV Series writer: "One Night"
Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis 2005 Video documentary writer: "The Monkey"
Anita & Me 2002 writer: "I Hear You Knocking"
Moonlight Mile 2002 writer: "I Hear You Knocking"
Just Looking 1999 writer: "I Hear You Knocking"
Finding Graceland 1998 writer: "One Night"
Circle of Friends 1995 writer: "I Hear Your Knocking"
Takin' Over the Asylum 1994 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Undercover Blues 1993 writer: "Big Chief"
29th Street 1991 writer: "I Hear You Knocking"
Havana 1990/I writer: "One Night"
The Delinquents 1989 writer: "One Night" - as King
Heartbreak Hotel 1988 writer: "One Night"
Long Gone 1987 TV Movie performer: "Those Lonely Lonely Nights" / writer: "Those Lonely Lonely Nights" - as King
Over the Edge 1979 writer: "Come On"
Saturday Night Live 1977-1978 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Story of Elvis Presley 1977 Documentary writer: "Witchcraft"
Fox and His Friends 1975 writer: "One Night"
Elvis: That's the Way It Is 1970 Documentary writer: "One Night with You"
Elvis 1968 TV Special writer: "One Night"
Texaco Star Theatre 1955 TV Series writer - 1 episode

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All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself

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