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Roy Head & The Traits

Actually a country and rock vocalist rather than an R&B star, Roy Head nevertheless cut one of the great pieces of uptempo soul in the mid-'60s. "Treat Her Right" on Back Beat made it to number two on the R&B charts and number two pop, and the fact that Head was white was soft-pedaled in R&B circles while the song made its way up the charts. That performance alone was enough to qualify Head as one of the finest blue-eyed soul singers of the 1960s. But in fact, Roy was one of the most versatile stylists of the era, capable of hard R&B/rock tunes (even cutting material with a pre-fame Johnny Winter on backup guitar); mournful, soul-tinged country; and straight R&B and blues covers. Head was also an excellent entertainer, and his live shows of the period even included some fancy footwork clearly under the influence of James Brown.

The Texan singer is remembered as a one-shot artist, but he actually cut many records (some under the auspices of noted producer Huey Meaux) throughout the 1960s on a confusing variety of labels. A few of these were tiny hits in the wake of "Treat Her Right," with only a couple ("Just a Little Bit" and "Apple of My Eye") sneaking into the Top 40. Quite a few of his records were dynamic, sleek hybrids (in varying degrees) of soul, rock, and country, all featuring Head's cocky, confident vocals. In a sense, though, he was damned by his versatility, not fitting comfortably into any niche or marketing plan; in any case, the tiny labels he recorded for lacked national promotional muscle. In the 1970s, after several years without success in the rock or R&B fields, Head returned to country, and landed quite a few chart hits in the arena between 1974 and 1985. Head reunited with his original band the Traits for shows in 2001 and 2007 and continued to play select gigs throughout the 21st century's first decade. ~ Ron Wynn & Richie Unterberger, Rovi
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donnagay1
what a great entertainer - remember him doing a wild rendition of "Treat Her Right" flopping on his back and gyrating to the beat, singing his lungs out This was at a high school dance south of Houston and the teachers almost fainted. He is STILL around the Texas area playing. I'd love to see him again! Texas has had soo many great musicians - it's unfortunate so many never got the props they deserved.
Im going to check and see if he's got a website or facebook page... what a blast!
A fine version of one of the all time great songs. Slip Away, it gets no better.
gbaron641
This is my first exposure to Roy Head. How could I have missed this versatile artist? Boy do I feel stupid!!
I am looking for a song he sang in or about 1974 called Come To Me. DO you know where I find it. Thanks

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