Chick Willis blues 'validity'

Leonard Watkins mannish@alltel.net
Thu Apr 19 18:10:15 EDT 2007


"Chick wrote 'Stoop Down Baby" , "I wanna Play with your Poodle"

I ain't so sure about  'I wanna play with Your poodle' but Tampa Red wrote 
'Let Me Play with your Poodle' to best my knowledge anyway - Are they the 
same song...?
LW


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "St John" <defrosterz@yahoo.com>
To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 2:38 PM
Subject: Chick Willis blues 'validity'


> well, here's some 'blues validity' forya.........
>  1.Chick is from Kansas city.....that makes him a 'bluesman' by birth, I 
> suppose...
>  2.Chick owned "blues Alley lounge" in Kansas city....that makes him a 
> 'bluesman' by finance, I reckon
>  3.Chick wrote 'Stoop Down Baby" , "I wanna Play with your Poodle" and "I 
> Want A Big Fat Woman" plus several other incredibly great blues 
> tunes.......that makes him a 'bluesman' by composition, I expect
>  4.Chick previously worked in KC with eclectic guitarist "Rockin' Rick 
> Patterson"...that makes him a 'bluesman' by honorablity, I presume......
>  5.Chick still owes me $40 for a gig I did as a bassist w/him in 
> 1981....that makes him a 'bluesman' by default....."and dat's a fack 
> Jack".
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>  who got any more questions about Chick Willis being a 'bluesman'.....????
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>  Ron Weinstock wrote:
>  "I was perhaps a bit disappointed by Chick Willis' reaction to the IBC,
> but do not want to rehash that
> thread.  I do note that despite a substantial body of recordings that
> are currently available, Willis is
> among a number of acts who are not mentioned in the Penquin Guide to
> the Blues. The editors
> exclude acts that they consider by 'soul' artists, such as many Malaco
> ideas. The effect is to exclude a
> number of significant acts who are African-American, but I do not know
> by what criteria Chick Willis
> is not considered a blues artist."
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