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Joe Liggins

Pianist Joe Liggins and his band, the Honeydrippers, tore up the R&B charts during the late '40s and early '50s with their polished brand of polite R&B. Liggins scored massive hits with "The Honeydripper" in 1945 and "Pink Champagne" five years later, posting a great many more solid sellers in between.

Born in Oklahoma, Liggins moved to San Diego in 1932. He moved to Los Angeles in 1939 and played with various outfits, including Sammy Franklin's California Rhythm Rascals. When Franklin took an unwise pass on recording Liggins' infectious "The Honeydripper," the bespectacled pianist assembled his own band and waxed the tune for Leon René's Exclusive logo. The upshot: an R&B chart-topper. Nine more hits followed on Exclusive over the next three years, including the schmaltzy "Got a Right to Cry," the often-covered "Tanya" (Chicago guitarist Earl Hooker waxed a delicious version), and "Roll 'Em."

In 1950, Joe joined his brother Jimmy at Specialty Records. More hits immediately followed: "Rag Mop," the number one R&B smash "Pink Champagne," "Little Joe's Boogie," and "Frankie Lee." During this period, the Honeydrippers prominently featured saxophonists Willie Jackson and James Jackson, Jr. Liggins stuck around Specialty into 1954, later turning up with solitary singles on Mercury and Aladdin. But time had passed Liggins by, at least right then; his sophisticated approach later came back into fashion, and he led a little big band until his death. ~ Bill Dahl
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Selected Discography

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Track List: R&B Soul Hits of the Past, Vol. 3

1. Almost Lost My Mind

2. Quit My Pretty Mama

3. School Days (When We Were Kids)

4. Sittin' on It All the Time

5. Double Crossing Blues

6. Huckle up Baby

7. Raining in My Heart

8. Why Do Everything Happen to Me

9. S.P. Blues

10. Information Blues

11. Bon Ton Roula

12. Block Buster Boogie

13. Still in the Dark

14. I Like My Baby's Pudding

15. Mistrustin' Blues

16. My Baby's Gone

17. I'll Never Be Free

18. I Need You So

19. Pink Champagne

20. Walking Blues

21. Well Oh Well

22. Everyday I Have the Blues

23. Safonia B

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Track List: Los Angeles Rhythm & Blues 1944-1954

Disc 1

3. Drifting Blues

6. When I'm In My Tea

8. Guitar In My Hand

10. Mississippi Blues

11. Chicken Shack Boogie

13. Woman Don't Want A Good Man No More

16. B&O Blues

17. When A Man Has The Blues

20. Everyday I Have The Blues

21. Lonely Boy Blues

22. Beer Drinking Baby

23. Wine O Baby Boogie

24. Bad Bad Whiskey

25. Great Big Mama

Disc 2

2. Black Night

3. The Hustle Is On

5. Safronia B

7. I Got Loaded

8. When It Rains It Pours

9. Kissa Me Baby

11. High School Baby

12. Daybreak

13. Let Me Go Home Whiskey

14. West Coast Blues

15. The Candles Burning Low

18. Unlucky Man

19. Good Good Whiskey

21. Feelin' Mighty Lonesome

23. Yeah Yeah Yeah

24. I Ain't Drunk

25. No More Alcohol

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Track List: Blowing The Fuse 1950

1. Information Blues

2. Sittin' On It All The Time

3. I Almost Lost My Mind

4. Rag Mop

5. The Fat Man

6. Double Crossing Blues

7. Hoot And Holler Saturday Night

8. Mardi Gras In New Orleans

9. 3 X 7 = 21

11. Pink Champagne

12. Stollin' With Bones

13. Well Oh Well

14. Still In The Dark

16. Come On Let's Boogie

17. Safronia B.

18. Count Every Star

19. Blue Shadows

22. Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

23. Shotgun Blues

24. Teardrops From My Eyes

25. Boogie Rambler

26. Please Send Me Someone To Love

27. Old Time Shuffle Blues

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