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Baby Huey was a large and locally beloved figure on the Chicago scene in the late 1960's. Born James Ramey in Richmond, IN, in 1944, Baby Huey never achieved great renown outside of his hometown, for despite an exciting live act, his debut album on Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label wasn't released until after his death from an overdose in 1970.

He was literally an enormous stage presence: a glandular problem kept his weight around 350-400 pounds and beyond… read more

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  • can't believe he has so few listens here. he's legendary.
  • If there is one thing you need to do tonight, it's listen to Baby Huey. The whole album is gold.
  • Holy shit
  • Minhas bolas vão no chão...
  • Please: Listen To HIM!
  • Wow. This is just some great music.
  • You know you're good when you got Curtis Mayfield backing you. Anyway, it's a shame that we couldn't see/hear all he had to give musically, but his ironically titled debut, The Living Legend, will have to be enough. Peep the "The Grain" sample on "Hard Times".
  • Huey kept it real before people had to claim they were keeping it real.

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