Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Chuck Willis

The great guitarist Roy Gaines was 19 when he played on this 1956 recording.  I believe that he started playing with the singer Willis when he was only 14 and eventually became his bandleader. 

The Georgia born Willis was known as "King of the Stroll" and famous for both wearing a turban and treating his band very well. Sadly, Chuck Willis has been largely forgotten in time.

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