Thursday, March 08, 2007

Billy Wright !

Is it important to mention that Billy Wright was a huge influence on Little Richard, Pelvis, James Brown, and the host of Southern Soulmen who came after ?
Well, Billy Wright is one of the blues stylists. Oh yeah.
In 1949 he was discovered by band leader Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams who thought that the young singer had promise.
From his initial recording session came "You Satisfy Me" released by Savoy on #710. It was at this time that Wright befriended an up and coming singer from Macon, Georgia named Richard Penniman. In later years you can hear the resemblance to Wright in Little Richard's early recordings for Peacock Records. Richard also adopted many of Wright's stage mannerisms and his unique "look".
Billy Wright, now often called the "Prince Of The Blues", opens up 1952 with a week at the Apollo Theater in New York and then a week's engagement at Detroit's Flame Show Bar.
He lived his last years in obscurity and passed away on October 27, 1991. He was fifty nine years old.

Billy Wright:
* Hey! Little Girl *
* You Satisfy *


Blogger Scurvy said...

Wow. THe resembance is uncanny! I love to know from where the inspirations came for the others who inspired so many. (did that make sense?)

11:15 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

ah yeah I see, for example who inspired Britney Spears or Ted Bundy?
Ahem, that's how I like music- finding the origins from the origins from the origins- after all,I'm a sponge.(did that make sense too?)

11:40 AM  
Blogger L said...

Well, we all know who inspired our bald friend: Satchmo.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

hahaha excellent thanks !

2:22 PM  
Blogger Scurvy said...

Holy crap is that ever funny!

7:31 PM  

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