19 juin 2007

Joe Medwick

Joe Medwick Masters est né le 22 juin 1933 à Houston. Comme beaucoup d'autre il commence à chanter dans une chorale religieuse. Il découvre le blues dans les années cinquante, qu'il chante dans les bars de Houston.

Pratiquement inconnu aujourd'hui en tant qu'interprète, c'est surtout comme auteur de chansons comme "Further On Up The Road", "I Pity The Fool", "Cry Cry Cry", "Call On Me" qu'il écrit pour Bobby Blue Bland, ou "Driving Wheel", écrit pour Robert Parker que son nom reste connu de quelques initiés.

Joe Medwick a pourtant enregistré, soit sous ce nom, soit sous celui de Joe Masters ou encore TV & the Tribesmen une oeuvre de qualité.

Il décède en 1992, complètement oublié.

Discographie d'après Sir Shambling

Singles:
Smile and say goodbye / Never been in love before - DUKE 180 (1958)
I have confidence in you / You still send me - DUKE 189 (1959)
Searching in vain / Johnny Brown - DUKE 311 (1960)
Alabama blues / Second time around - PARADISE 1000 (1961)
I cried / You little heartbreaker you - PARADISE 1004 (1961)
You haven't cried / You ain't treating her right - ALLBOY 8504 (1962)
Stealing / Letter to a buddie - EAST-WEST 55101 / BOOGALLO 1002 (1963)
That is why the end must begin / Just be yourself - BOOGALOO 1003 (1963) (as JOE MASTERS)
You made me love you / Wedding bells - PACEMAKER 232 (1963)
You made me love you / Friends in showbusiness - PACEMAKER 237 / JETSTREAM 727 (1963) (as JOE MELVIN)
Never let me go / Have fun baby - MONUMENT 875 (1965)
Barefootin' / Fat man - PYE INT (UK) - 25375 (as TV & THE TRIBESMEN)
Nearer to you / Down with it - TEARDROP 3197
Damned if I do / Whatever it takes - WESTPARK 6973 (1969)
You gotta be joking / You can make it if you try - VE GEO 102 (1970)
She fooled me this time / If I don't get involved - KIMBERLY 100002 (1988)

Albums :
Barefootin' - HBR LP 8507 (1966) (as TV & THE TRIBESMEN)
Slow down young lovers - P-VINE PLP 390 (1988) (with BOBBY “GASHEAD” BOSEMAN)
Why do heartaches pick on me - CRAZY CAJUN LP 1085 (1978)
I'm an after hours man - EDSEL UK CD 632 (1999)

Joe Medwick - I'm an after hour man
Edsel EDCD 632

01 - Brought Down
02 - Your Sweet Love
03 - Why Did You Let Me
04 - After Hour Man
05 - When A Boy Becomes A Man
06 - I Came A Long Ways
07 - Get Soulful
08 - Barefootin
09 - Baby Use Your Head
10 - Somebody Tell Me Where
11 - Dont Have To Be Rich
12 - Hip Shakin Mama
13 - Out Of Sight
14 - Wedding Bells
15 - Secretly
16 - As Long As There Is Life
17 - Trees
18 - Fat Man
19 - Another Good Thing Like Me

7 commentaires:

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Anonyme a dit…

Very good music as usual ,Keep on posting we do appreciate it

Nagiants40 a dit…

SUPERB post r'nroller..BIG THANKS..

bluesbro a dit…

not heard of this but have never been disappointed in any of your posts.
Thanks rnr

Anonyme a dit…

This is a great collection by an underrated performer. In fact, thanks very much for sharing your amazing collection - to quote a good friend - "It's all killer, no filler"

Sergio a dit…

Excellent blog, congratulations!
Joe Medwick can also be heard as a guest in GRADY GAINES & THE TEXAS UPSETTERS - "Full Gain" (1988, Black Top Records), singin`two tracks "If I Don't Get Involved" and "Your Girlfriend". Great voice.

popsi11911 a dit…

Thanks For All your posts, Never heard this, but will give it a good listening. thank you. popsi1191