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This 24 track compilation highlights how Head was one of the most powerful Rock & Roll singers in... mehr

Roy Head: White Texas Soul Shouter - Crazy Cajun Rec.

This 24 track compilation highlights how Head was one of the most powerful Rock & Roll singers in the 60's. In addition he fashioned a successful country career logging over 24 chart singles between '74 and '85. The material on this set, compiled by John Lomay III includes a version of She's About A Mover the big hit for Doug Sahm. (1999/EDSEL) 24 tracks - last copies

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  • Interpret: Roy Head

  • Albumtitel: White Texas Soul Shouter - Crazy Cajun Rec.

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label DEMON

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0740155159825

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.1
Head, Roy - White Texas Soul Shouter - Crazy Cajun Rec. CD 1
01 One More Time Roy Head
02 Don't Want To Make It Too Funky Roy Head
03 Get Out Of My Life Woman Roy Head
04 Three O'Clock In The Morning Roy Head
05 I'm Not A Fool Anymore Roy Head
06 Trying To Reach My Goal Roy Head
07 Double Your Satisfaction Roy Head
08 Soul Train Roy Head
09 Baby's Not Home Roy Head
10 Bring It To Jerome Roy Head
11 Operator Roy Head
12 The Same People Roy Head
13 Drivin' Wheel Roy Head
14 Who Do You Love Roy Head
15 I Can't Stand It Roy Head
16 How Do You Think I Can Live With Somebody Roy Head
17 Mama Mama Roy Head
18 Before You Accuse Me Roy Head
19 Do What You Can Do Roy Head
20 Neighbor Neighbor Roy Head
21 I Was Born A Free Man Roy Head
22 She's About A Mover Roy Head
23 Let A Woman Be A Woman Roy Head
Roy Head & The Traits Treat Her Right Roy Head & The Traits Treat Her Right... mehr
"Roy Head"

Roy Head & The Traits

Treat Her Right

Roy Head & The Traits

Treat Her Right

Texas was the ultimate musical melting pot. Blues, country, R&B, and rockabilly melted together to spawn blue-eyed soul men like Roy Head, who blended those influences into a horn-leavened sonic attack and an astonishing stage show with spectacular stage moves and mic stand tricks. R&B audiences initially thought Roy was one of their own when his Treat Her Right vaulted to #2 R&B and pop. "I remember coming on stage at the Apollo Theatre," he says. "I was working with the Joe Scott band. People were going, 'Yeaahh!!' I walked out and it was (silence). 'God,' I thought. 'What the hell?!?' I mean, just night and day. But when I did the first few flips and some of the mic stuff, hell, they were up in the seats screaming!"

Born September 1, 1941 in Three Rivers, Texas, Head was a big R&B fan. "Etta James, Bo Diddley, Jackie Wilson, naturally James Brown. Joe Tex is the one that taught me all the mic stuff,"  he says. "Thanks to Edra Pennington, who owned a funeral home in San Marcos, Texas, I put me a little band together, and we started playing like little talent shows, etc. And we started winning. So we formed a group called Roy Head & The Traits in 1958."  The group debuted on Bob Tanner's San Antonio-based TNT Records in '59 with the regional hit Baby Let Me Kiss You One More Time. "Things just escalated from there," he laughs. "We played a lot of chicken-wire bandstands!"  After several TNT encores and a couple more for Renner, Head hooked up with Houston producers Charlie Booth and Huey P. Meaux.

"We went in the studio, Gold Star Recording Studio, over on Brock. For $500, we cut 'Treat Her Right,'" says Roy. The anthem was originally saddled with the unlikely title of Talking About A Cow. "My bass player, Gene Kurtz, at the time, said, 'Look. Make this about a girl. Get out of the country, and we might sell some records!'" says Head. "Charlie Booth and Huey Meaux knew Don Robey. Charlie Booth really was the one that laid the record down in the studio. Then we took it to Huey. Huey liked it. Huey naturally was the engineer on it. He shopped it to Don Robey and Don Robey bought it."  Released on Robey's Back Beat Logo, Treat Her Right got Roy on several national TV shows--'Shindig!', 'American Bandstand'—to showcase his wild stage gymnastics. 

Head briefly battled himself on the pop charts right after that, his covers of Just A Little Bit and Get Back that Meaux had peddled to Scepter fighting for prominence with his freshly cut Back Beat 45s Apple Of My Eye and My Babe. Along the way, The Traits imploded. "My group sued me for six-sevenths of everything I made, because they didn't want to travel. I had all these tours offered and all this, and they all had different occupations,"  he says. "So I just quit singing for about a year. Which was really--well, you can tell I'm country. It wasn't real sharp."  Roy rejuvenated his career during the '70s by going country. "I was hungry,"  he says. Today, he's back to belting R&B. And yes, he still does a backflip at show's end.

- Bill Dahl -

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