Chuck Willis

Chuck Willis

There were two distinct sides to Chuck Willis. In addition to being a convincing blues shouter, the Atlanta-born Willis harbored a vulnerable blues balladeer side. In addition, he was a masterful songwriter who penned some of the most distinctive R&B numbers of the 1950s. He can't be granted principal credit for his 1957 smash adaptation of "C.C. Rider," an irresistible update of a classic folk-blues, but Willis did write such gems as "I Feel So Bad" (later covered by Elvis Presley, Little Milton, and Otis Rush), the anguished ballads "Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)" and "It's Too Late" (the latter attracting covers by Buddy Holly, Charlie Rich, and Otis Redding) and his swan song, "Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes."

Title Album Genre Tools
My Baby's Coming Home Chuck Willis: The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951-1956 Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Chuck Willis
Era:
1950s
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Piano, and Saxophone
Key:
F
Keywords:
Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
190
CD/Track #:
Chuck Willis: The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951-1956
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
41337
main mix 2:09 160k MP3
Ring Ding Doo Chuck Willis: The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951-1956 Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Chuck Willis
Era:
1950s
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Percussion, Piano, and Saxophone
Key:
F
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Funny, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, In Love, Strip Tease, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Jump Blues
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
134
CD/Track #:
Chuck Willis: The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951-1956
Release Year:
1952
Track ID:
41338
main mix 2:31 160k MP3
From The Bottom Of My Heart Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes Blues, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
Chuck Willis
Era:
1960s
Genres:
Blues and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Piano, and Saxophone
Key:
C♯
Keywords:
Bright, Climactic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Sunny Day, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Jump Blues and Soul
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
100
CD/Track #:
Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes, #3
Release Year:
1963
Track ID:
41409
main mix 2:20 160k MP3
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