PLAY FULL SONG. PLAY FULL SONG. It is not known on After working in clubs, he broke through with his 1950 song "Why Do Things Happen to Me" inspired by an auto accident which paralyzed his right arm. [5][6], He signed with Modern Records in Los Angeles the following year,[4] and stayed with that label until 1954. Roy Hawkins. Puis, la firme anglaise Ace proposera diverses sélections complètes qui rendent justice à ce bluesman important. King, and James Brown. Thomas, T-Bone Walker, Johnny Moore, Charles "Chuck" Norris. Several of his songs, most notably "The Thrill Is Gone" (often incorrectly credited to Dale Petite & Art Benson ), were covered by later artists, … Between 1949 and 1952, the Texas born pianist Roy Hawkins cut a whole slew of great blues and R&B records for Modern. 1974. 720 East Florence Avenue. If "The thrill is gone" CD is strictly Hawkins' recording of the song reached number six in the Billboard R&B chart in 1951. "Why do everything happen to me" (a title written by Geddins that tells Roy's car accident), "Got my dreams under my pillow", Roy Hawkins dies in 1974. In 1958, for Rhythm label (headed by former basketball player Then, the English firm Ace propose various complete selections that do justice to this important bluesman. Ted Carroll, "Roy Hawkins - The Thrill Is Gone". Both Robert Nighthawk and Harmonica Frank recorded versions of “Kansas City Blues” in 1951. ("West Express", "Quarter to one"). version of "Strange land" (composed when he was at Down Town) for the Kent label (also owned by the Bihari brothers). Two major R&B hits resulted: 1950's "Why Do Things Happen to Me" and "The Thrill Is Gone" the following year. After working in clubs and recording unsuccessful singles, he broke through with his song "Why Do Everything Happen to Me?," inspired by an auto accident which paralyzed his right arm. American East Coast blues and rhythm-and-blues pianist, singer and songwriter. [8], After several less successful singles, including "Gloom and Misery All Around", an early song by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,[6] Hawkins left Modern in 1953. ARTIST. King will make it a worldwide success), How does a man who recorded the original versions of three of R&B’s most renowned songs – and, indeed, who wrote one of said songs himself – get to be as terminally obscure as the late Roy Hawkins? B. Hawkins was born in Jefferson, Texas. Then, the English firm Ace propose various complete selections that do justice to this important bluesman. Creative Commons License : you may copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format but you must give the appropriate credit. King. The pianist who wrote the classic, now standard, “The Thrill is Gone,” has slipped into obscurity and is known but to a few, and those are the hard core aficionados of … Malheureusement, un grave accident de voiture le blesse sérieusement à un bras, l'empêchant de jouer correctement du piano. Thanks to Jonas Bernholm and his Route 66 label, a first LP with a selection of tracks of this unknown artist is published in 1979. Roy Hawkins décède en (saxophone), Ulysses James (an excellent and underrated guitarist), Floyd Montgomery (bass) and Madison Little (drums). [1] Little is known of the early part of his life. rock & roll outweighs the californian rhythm & blues and Roy finds himself without engagement. The Thrill Is Gone of course was later covered by BB King for ABC Bluesway and became King's biggest hit to date for that … Hawkins died in Compton, California in 1974.[1][4]. Unfortunately, a car accident seriously injured his arm, preventing him from playing the piano properly. "If ever an artist had a right to claim the blues, it was Roy Hawkins. Genres: Blues. [7], Hawkins continued to release singles on Modern and had his second hit in 1951 with "The Thrill Is Gone", again co-credited to Bihari but in fact co-written with Rick Darnell. Roy Hawkins. Watch the music video and discover trivia about this classic R&B song now. His first band - The Four Jacks - is composed of Roy on vocals and piano and William Staples These included several hits notably Why Do Everything Happen To Me, #2 on the R&B chart in February 1950 and The Thrill Is Gone, #6 on the R&B chart in July 1951. Featured peformers: Snowy White's Blues Agency (producer). In 1970, "The Thrill Is Gone" became a major hit for B.B. Roy Theodore Hawkins (February 7, 1903 – March 19, 1974)[1] was an American blues singer, pianist, and songwriter. Any help will be credited. Don Barksdale), he released two singles which have not been included neither in LP nor CD. Roy Theodore Hawkins (February 7, 1903 – March 19, 1974) was an American blues singer, pianist, and songwriter. N (78) M (LP). Thanks to Jonas Bernholm and his Route 66 label, a first LP with a selection of tracks of this unknown artist is published mondial), "It's hard", "Highway 49". Roy en deviendra l'un des artistes les plus vendeurs sur la OVERVIEW. what exact time Roy left Texas for California. Born in Texas, he migrated to California in the late '30s, and by the mid-'40s the piano playing Hawkins was a fixture on the West Coast jazz and R&B scene. Get up to 3 months free. Comments, corrections, missing informations, contact me here : blues.sessions2015@gmail.com. Pendant cette fructueuse période chez Modern, il bénéficiera de l'accompagnement de très bons musiciens de It was also covered by Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, Blues Cousins, Gaetano Pellino, Greg Rosano and other artists. [3] "Why Do Things Happen To Me" reached number 2 on the Billboard R&B chart in early 1950, and was later recorded by both B. Après cinq années passées dans le giron de Modern et des frères Bihari, la vogue du After working in clubs, he broke through with his 1950 song "Why Do Things Happen to Me" inspired by an auto accident which paralyzed his right arm. Roy Theodore Hawkins (February 7, 1903 – March 19, 1974) was an American blues singer, pianist, and songwriter. It is assumed that he is installed on the west coast in the late 30's. A side is "You're the sweetest thing" and the B side is "I'm never satisified" I don't grade records but a visual description would include some minor scratches, smudges and dirt. After working in clubs and recording unsuccessful singles, he broke through with his song "Why Do Everything Happen to Me?," inspired by an auto accident which paralyzed his right arm. This was written and originally recorded by the blues musician Roy Hawkins in 1951. Vintage 78 RPM Record. Roy Hawkins Blues. N- (78) M- (LP). King, and James Brown. Découvert dans un club de Center Street à Oakland par Bob Geddins en 1948, il démarre naturellement sa carrière pour les labels de ce dernier : Cava-Tone et Down Town Dès lors, il se concentre sur le chant laissant le piano à Willard Mac Daniels ou Lloyd Glenn. Listen to Strange Land from Roy Hawkins's Memphis blues for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Roy Hawkins - Just A Poor Boy [Modern 20-777] Linda Hopkins - Walkin' And Talkin' Blues. After working in clubs, he broke through with his 1950 song "Why Do Things Happen to Me" inspired by an auto accident which paralyzed his right arm. Best remembered for his recordings of "Operator" and "Rip and Run," and musical work he undertook with Larry Dale, Wild Jimmy Spruill, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. in 1979. RARE BLUES R&B 78. In the 1950s, King was a Memphis radio DJ who played the Roy Hawkins original on the air. "On my way", "Where you been", "My temper is rising", "Trouble makin' woman", "The thrill is gone" (covered by B.B. Roy Hawkins - Bad Luck And Forgotten Thrills. consacré à sa période Modern, "Bad luck is falling", lui, propose un panorama plus large incluant quelques morceaux de ses débuts chez Down Town Roy Hawkins. Music Video. 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