Rockin' From Coast to Coast


Rockabilly

Years active 1945-1981

always klick on pic’s.


Roy Brown

Kinder, Louisiana, USA

Born Sept. 10, 1920; Died May 25, 1981 (aged 60), San Fernando, California

Louisiana

Discography: Roy Brown

Roy James Brown (September 10, 1920 or 1925 – May 25, 1981) was an American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, who had a significant influence on the early development of rock and roll and the direction of R&B. His original song and hit recording "Good Rockin' Tonight" has been covered by many artists including Wynonie Harris, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pat Boone, James Brown, the Doors, and the rock group Montrose. Brown was the first singer in recording history to sing R&B songs with a gospel-steeped delivery, which was then considered taboo by many churches. In addition, his melismatic, pleading vocal style influenced notable artists such as B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, James Brown and Little Richard. … Read the Original text here >>> Roy Brown


Roy Brown - Saturday Night - 1956


Sugar Pie (& Peewee)

Rockabilly

Years active ????

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Nappy Brown, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Gene Vincent and Peewee Parham (Sugar Pie's husband)

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Born Oct. 16, 1935 (age 83 [2018])

New York

DeSanto (real name: Peylia Marsema Balinton) was born to an African-American mother, who was a concert pianist, and a Filipino father. She spent most of her early life in San Francisco, California, where she moved with her family at the age of four. She stands 4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m). As a girl she was friends with Etta James

Career

Johnny Otis discovered DeSanto in 1955, and she toured with the Johnny Otis Revue. Otis gave her the stage name Sugar Pie. In 1959 and 1960, she toured with the James Brown Revue.

In 1960, DeSanto rose to national prominence when her single "I Want to Know" reached number four on Billboard's Hot R&B chart. She recorded the song with her husband, Pee Wee Kingsley. Soon thereafter their marriage ended. DeSanto moved to Chicago and signed with Chess Records in 1962 as a recording artist and writer. Among her recordings for Chess were "Slip-in Mules", "Use What You Got", "Soulful Dress" (her biggest hit for Chess), and "I Don't Wanna Fuss". DeSanto participated in the American Folk Blues Festival tour of Europe in 1964, and her lively performances, including wild dancing and standing back flips, were widely appreciated. … Read the Original text here >>> Sugar Pie DeSanto

Sugar Pie & Peewee - One Two Let's Rock - 1958

In pic. Nappy BrownSugar Pie DeSantoGene Vincent and Peewee Kingsley (Parham)(Sugar Pie's husband)

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Sorry! No Info!                              The King Bees - Buzzin’ - 1958


photo-strangers

Joel Hill with The Strangers - I Thought It Over - 1960


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