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Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters

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Baby Huey is the quintessential lost soul hero. Taking his name from the animated duck of the late 40’s, the indiana-born singer’s story is littered with tradgedy, substance abuse and remarkable music. Weighing in at a mighty 350lbs (rising to 400 around his premature death from a heart attack at the age of 26 in October 1970), Huey cut his teeth on the mid-‘60’s Chicago soul scene, but in 1969 met Curtom boss Curtis Mayfield, who was impressed with the young singer’s vocal range (think mid-way between Howard Tate’s depth and Sam Cooke’s ability to fly). Subsequent recording sessions saw Huey - real name James Ramey - delve further into rampant heroin addiction, which led to his death prior to the album The Living Legend’s 1971 release. Today it is a sort after slice of psychedelic soul, defined by a stunning cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which boasts a clear afro-delic Sly Stone influence during it’s nine minute-plus exposition.

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