Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby Huey - The living legend


Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey -- and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of all types -- working in a party-styled blend of funk, rock, and soul that was one of the most powerful grooves going down in the Windy City at the time! Huey sadly passed away at a very young age, leaving only this full album as his legacy -- a great batch of hard-hitting soul tracks that are among some of the funkiest work ever recorded for the legendary Curtom label! The set includes Huey's classic version of "Mighty, Mighty", a club favorite from the live shows -- plus the excellent Curtis Mayfield tune "Hard Times", famous as an oft-used sample track! Other titles include "A Change Is Going To Come", "California Dreamin", "Running", and "Mama Get Yourself Together".

18 comments:

invisiblenigma said...

Classic. I already got this one. But Definitely A Must Have.

E-mile said...

Hi mr. H.W C.
Baby Huey ROCKS!
I have this one alraedy (ofcourse?) on CD, it's a classic after all...(hard times!!!)
I know what you mean 'bout the comments, keep your head up, if it's good by you I'll link you in my little baby-blog, I totally liked your Mickey & The Soul Generation post...(the studio side) please visit and grant your OK? Man, we all need some more of that REALLY funky stuff, we need more of that fine SOUL music and people can't have enough
"entertudement" at any time...
So please don't be "put off" by a lack of comments (this one by me should count as at least FIVE big ones) just put in the good work and I'm sure everything's gonna work out fine! It's a big big world out there, make sure to make a difference, I know you did (DO!) to me!
I even nicked a song from your M&TSG for my wah-wah post so go figure it out...
You (and your ears) are on to something good, and NEVER forget that.
kind reagards, Emile

Kreisler said...

e-mile's right - don't worry too much about the lack of comments. Your blog's doing fine. Like the Baby Huey, any chance of some Hodges, James & Smith?

Slim Jenkins said...

LISTEN TO ME!!
-Classic b-boy rockin track.

If you have any lesser known b-boy style breaks/funk, please share the love, man. Your first post with the Afro Funk is exactly the type of shit I want more of. Let me know and I'll return the favor!

DaddyMax said...

Absolutely awesome, this is a great post ( as always). You're doing such a great job spreading the word, dont't give up for no reason! Keep on the funk.

Musical Socrates said...

Baby Huey is fantastic- Thanks for the post!

Sir Nigel said...

lookgs good

Matt said...

a classic album...something everyone should own. thanks for the post!

Cult Med said...

Thanks. I've been looking for this...

Def Jef said...

Baby huey is such a Classic,Kicks Ass..just had Hard times from a Shaolin Soul Album,thx alot man...Hard times got sampled of Wutang clan... :) so now i need 2 headbang 2 huey...

Kito, brighton said...

Damn! This is a siiiick album. cheers man.

Kathryn said...

f'in amazing
thanks

bearfoot said...

Thank you thank you thank you... this is great and I really enjoy the write ups you have for all of the albums.

drgeoffx said...

Unbelievable! Revelation!!
Thank you, thank You!
Living legend..... I thought he was an urban legend.

sam said...

thx

sam said...

thanks!!!!

Anonymous said...

good look

Anonymous said...

Great Post,great blog!!!