Wednesday, September 9

Earl King

Wikipedia - "Earl King (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of blues standards such as 'I Hear You Knocking' (recorded by Smiley Lewis, Gale Storm, Dave Edmunds and others), 'One Night' (recorded by Smiley Lewis and Elvis Presley), "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Professor Longhair's 'Big Chief', he is an important figure in New Orleans R&B music. King was born Earl Silas Johnson IV in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His father, a local piano player, died when King was still a baby, and he was brought up by his mother. With his mother, he started going to church at an early age. In his youth he sang gospel music, but took the advice of a friend to switch to blues to make a better living. ..."
YouTube: Street Parade, It Hurts To Love Someone, Mama & Papa, I'M YOUR BEST BET, BABY, Baby You Can Get Your Gun, You Can Fly High, Come On Parts 1 and 2 (Also known as "Let The Good Times Roll"), Trick Bag, Is Everything All Right, Always a First Time, The Things That I Used To Do