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Joe Hill Louis


Joe Hill Louis created a significant racket as a favorite one-man blues music group around Memphis through the 1950s. Otherwise for his tragic premature demise, his name would certainly be more broadly revered. Lester (or Leslie) Hill ran abroad at age group 14, living rather using a well-heeled Memphis family members. A combat with another youngsters that was gained by youthful Hill gained him the “Joe Louis” appellation. Harp emerged initial for the multi-instrumentalist; with the later ’40s, his one-man musical strike was a favorite appeal in Handy Recreation area and on WDIA, the groundbreaking Memphis radio place where he managed a 15-minute plan billed because the Pepticon Boy. Also called the Be-Bop Boy, Louis produced his saving debut in 1949 for Columbia, however the remainder of his result was released on R&B indies huge and little — Phillips (Sam Phillips’s initial extremely short-lived logo design), Modern, Sunlight, Checker, Meteor, Big City (where he slice the blistering “Hydramatic Girl,” a tune he’d trim previously for Sunlight in 1953 with Walter Horton on harp, but Phillips hardly ever released it), and Home of Sound. Louis was just 35 when he passed away of tetanus, contracted whenever a deep gash on his thumb became contaminated.

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Full Name Joe Hill Louis
Died August 5, 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Profession Singer
Music Songs Boogie In The Park, Hydramatic Woman, Gotta Let You Go, Tiger Man, Gotta Go Baby, We All Gotta Go Sometime, She May Be Yours, Heartache Baby, Walkin' Talkin' Blues, A-Jumpin' and A-Shufflin', I Feel Like a Million, Don't Trust Your Best Friend, Joe's Jump, Good Morning Little Angel, Joe Hill Boogie, Got Me a New Woman, Mistreat Me Woman, She Comes to See Me Sometime, Jack Pot, She's Taking All My Money, Nappy Head Woman, She Treats Me Mean and Evil, Chocolate Blonde, Big Legged Woman, Keep Your Arms Around Me, Backslide Boogie, Gotta Go Baby Alt, 4th and Beale, Cold Chills, Dorothy Mae, Sweetest Gal in Town, When I Am Gone
Albums King Of The One Man Bands (A), The One Man Band, Memphis Blues and Breakdowns, The Be-Bop Boy with Walter Horton and Mose Vinson, Boogie In The Park, Essential Blues Masters

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1 Stephen King says his three children Joe, Owen and Rachel are good kids.
2 Older brother of novelist Owen King.
3 Started writing horror fiction using the pen name Joe Hill but was outed as Stephen King's son around the time his novel "Heart-Shaped Box" was released.
4 His son Ethan was born in 1999.
5 Appeared in Creepshow (1982) with his father.
6 Son of novelist Stephen King.



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1 [on the film version of 'Horns'] As a novelist, having a film adapted, the thing you most fear is that they'll just deliver something completely toxic that casts shame on the book. And they didn't do that. They came up with something really heartfelt and nice.
2 The devil is a tremendously powerful figure, and throwing him into a story is like throwing a grenade. It can have a tremendously explosive effect on whatever scenario you are exploring.

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