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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by EllroyJames, Mar 6, 2019.
The Silver Fox Live
Who is that on the LP? Looks like Steve Wariner.
The Great Charlie Rich. Hard to believe that someone that famous is still somehow under appreciated and underrated. A masterful singer, and one bad a** piano player.
AND, great song writer!!!
Charlie wrote "Who Will The Next Fool Be?" Genius!
Love that song - didn't know it was originally Charlie - great guitar solo - this is how I came to know that one
I'd forgotten that tune lol. Used to be one of my regulars..
I think CR also wrote "Big Boss Man." Again, genius!
Big Boss Man is a Jimmy Reed tune.
Pictures and Paintings is one of my desert island disks.
I love that song, and play it most Friday nights. Mohair Sam also gets a lot of play at my gigs.
Soul and talent for miles...
I know Reed recorded it, but I checked, and it's credited to neither Charlie nor Jimmy, but Luther Dixon and Al Smith.
I didn't know that, thanks.
Smith was Reed's manager, Dixon was a contract writer for Vee-Jay records.
Which, as we know from seeing that half or more of the songs on Chess were "written" by one of the Chess brothers, probably means "Big Boss Man" WAS probably actually written by Jimmy Reed, but his manager and a VeeJay staff writer were nice enough to take over the complicated process of collecting royalties...