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A seminal influence on a young Frank Zappa and his various Mothers, and a powerful live performer to boot, saxblaster Chuck Higgins was one of the most popular attractions of the West Coast's mid 50s early R&R scene. He recorded prolifically, for a many different record labels; this compilation presents a "selected anthology" of Chuck's singles' releases between 1953 and 1957. Although his records never quite achieved national chart action, many of these sides were jukebox successes in Los Angeles and along the West Coast. His brother, Fred Higgins, is featured as vocalist on several of these sides, under his pseudonym of "Daddy Cleanhead" (check out 'Broke' b/w 'I'll Be There'). Musically, this collection covers all bases from wild, honkin' R&B (c. f. The controversial 'Wetback Boogie'), rasping R&R ('Rock'), stomping boogies ('Honky Tonk'), to slower, mellifluous Blues ('Long, Long Time').
A seminal influence on a young Frank Zappa and his various Mothers, and a powerful live performer to boot, saxblaster Chuck Higgins was one of the most popular attractions of the West Coast's mid 50s early R&R scene. He recorded prolifically, for a many different record labels; this compilation presents a "selected anthology" of Chuck's singles' releases between 1953 and 1957. Although his records never quite achieved national chart action, many of these sides were jukebox successes in Los Angeles and along the West Coast. His brother, Fred Higgins, is featured as vocalist on several of these sides, under his pseudonym of "Daddy Cleanhead" (check out 'Broke' b/w 'I'll Be There'). Musically, this collection covers all bases from wild, honkin' R&B (c. f. The controversial 'Wetback Boogie'), rasping R&R ('Rock'), stomping boogies ('Honky Tonk'), to slower, mellifluous Blues ('Long, Long Time').
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Come On & Blow Your Horn: Selected Singles 1953-57
Artist: Chuck Higgins
Format: CD
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1. Yak-A-Dack
2. Chuck-A-Buck
3. Pancho
4. Come on and Blow Your Horn
5. Greasy Pig
6. Candied Yam
7. Broke
8. I'll Be There
9. Dye-Ooh Mambo
10. One More Time
11. Shotgun Wedding
12. Groove
13. Rock
14. Chop Chop
15. So Long
16. Roller Coaster
17. Flip-Top Box
18. The Blacksmith Blues
19. Here I'm Is
20. Tonky Honk
21. Wetback Hop
22. Don't You Know I Love You Baby
23. Looking for My Baby
24. Eye Ballin'
25. The Itch
26. Gambling Woman
27. Double Dip
28. Betwix ; Between
29. Long, Long Time
30. Kubeon

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A seminal influence on a young Frank Zappa and his various Mothers, and a powerful live performer to boot, saxblaster Chuck Higgins was one of the most popular attractions of the West Coast's mid 50s early R&R scene. He recorded prolifically, for a many different record labels; this compilation presents a "selected anthology" of Chuck's singles' releases between 1953 and 1957. Although his records never quite achieved national chart action, many of these sides were jukebox successes in Los Angeles and along the West Coast. His brother, Fred Higgins, is featured as vocalist on several of these sides, under his pseudonym of "Daddy Cleanhead" (check out 'Broke' b/w 'I'll Be There'). Musically, this collection covers all bases from wild, honkin' R&B (c. f. The controversial 'Wetback Boogie'), rasping R&R ('Rock'), stomping boogies ('Honky Tonk'), to slower, mellifluous Blues ('Long, Long Time').
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