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Paul “Hucklebuck” Williams

Saxophonist and bandleader Paul Williams scored among the initial big hits from the R&B period in 1949 with “The Hucklebuck,” an adaption of Charlie Parker’s “Now’s enough time.” The tune topped the R&B graphs for 14 weeks in 1949, and was among three TOP and five various other Best 20 R&B instrumental strikes that Williams have scored for Savoy in 1948 and 1949. He previously used Clarence Dorsey in 1946 and made his documenting debut with Ruler Porter in 1947 for Heaven before developing his own music group late that season. Saxophonists Noble “Thin Guy” W and Wild Costs Moore, trumpeter Phil Guilbeau, and vocalists Danny Cobb, Jimmy Dark brown, Joan Shaw, and Connie Allen had been among Williams’ bandmembers. He was afterwards section of Atlantic Information’ house music group within the ’60s, and directed the Lloyd Cost and James Dark brown orchestras until 1964. After departing the music business briefly, Williams opened up a booking company in NY in 1968. His various other Top Ten strikes had been “35-30” in 1948 and “Walkin’ Around” in 1949.

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