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Terry Evans


Terry Evans eventually became a soulful, gospel-flavored vocalist fronting a music group, but his profession took many guidelines to attain that pinnacle. Like many blues performers, his first contact with music is at cathedral, where he sang within the junior choir. As is certainly usually the case, his parents allowed him to sing just gospel, but in the sneak, he paid attention to blues performers such as for example Elmore James, Small Walter, Albert Ruler, and B.B. Ruler. His 1st break was as an associate of the Southern vocal group, the Knights. Following that, he relocated to Southern California and started picking up acoustic guitar and writing tunes. Among the tunes he wrote had been “Love Is really a Precious Thing,” that was documented by Pops Staples, and “Hop, Miss, and Leap,” documented by Louis Jordan. Within the ’70s, he performed like a duo with Bobby Ruler around the chitlin circuit, playing their make of Stax-styled spirit and gospel. A hard-working performer, Evans continuing with Ruler while at exactly the same time operating as a history vocalist for Ry Cooder, both on Cooder’s albums and in his touring music group. Evans’ breakthrough arrived during the film Crossroads, where he sang business lead on “Down in Mississippi” as well as the name piece. In 1993, Evans released his 1st solo recording, Blues for Idea, on Pointblank. While offering backing vocal songs for Lloyd Jones’ Problems Monkey, he drawn the eye of record maker Joe Harley, who after that authorized Evans to Audioquest. Evans documented two good albums with Harley, Puttin’ It Down and Arrive at the River. Walk That Walk adopted in early 2000; Mississippi Magic was released a year afterwards.

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Full Name Terry Evans
Height 1.93 m
Profession Actor, Musician
Music Songs Get Your Lies Straight, Delta Time, Down in Mississippi, Honey Boy, Natcha Bone Lover, Come to the River, What About Me, I Want to Be Close to You, God, Blues Stay Away From Me, Live Love And Be Friends, In This Day and Time, Blues No More, Rooftop Tomcat, Walk That Walk, Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You, One Way Ticket to Memphis, Hey Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut, That's The Way Love Turned Out For Me, Too Many Ups and Downs, Walkin Chains, So Fine, Walking in the Same Tracks, Tears Are Rolling, I Got Loaded, Bald Head, Love Is a Precious Thing, Shelter From the Storm, Let Me Go Back to the Country, Money in Your Pocket, I Fancy You, I Wanna Be Close to You God, Let Love Begin
Albums Puttin' It Down, Blues For Thought, Fire In the Feeling, Mississippi Magic, Rhythm, Blues, Soul & Grooves, Live Like a Hurricane, Live and Let Live!, Terry Evans Anthology, From the Soul, Walk That Walk, Come to the River
Movies Crossroads

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Breast Men 1997 TV Movie Frank
Private Debts 1989 Short Bobby Hauser
Dallas: The Early Years 1986 TV Movie Young Man
Dallas 1985 TV Series Tom Reebach
Bill: On His Own 1983 TV Movie Doug
Mongrel 1982 Jerry



Blue City 1986 performer: "Blue City Down", "Tell Me Something Slick and Make It Quick"
Crossroads 1986 performer: "CROSS ROADS"



Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have a Ball 1988 Documentary Himself

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