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The Indiana-born Baby Huey is the quintessential lost hero, having lived a life littered with tragedy, substance abuse and remarkable music. In 1963, James Ramey (who called himself Baby Huey after a "gigantic and naïve" animated duck created in the early fifties), organist/trumpeter Melvin "Deacon" Jones, and guitarist Johnny Ross founded a band called Baby Huey & the Babysitters, which became a popular local act. They released several 45 singles, including "Beg Me", "Monkey Man… read more

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  • Avatar for DickBigems
    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".
  • Avatar for rockstdy1man
    White Kids from the So side almost burbs of Chgo cruisin' to the No side, underage, phony ID's in hand, pre-draft age, going to a club called Thumbs Up to listen to BH&the Sitters and to pickup Babes. Man, those where the DAZE!! Reno was the drummer, HEY man you still out there?
  • Avatar for just1idiot
    I just discovered this brilliant and talented man today. I will be spreading the word.
  • Avatar for gojiro13
    I second Johnacide_27. It's criminal that more people aren't listening to Huey and his amazing music. He lived and breathed the definition of "soul" and should be venerated as a saint.
  • Avatar for Johnacide_27
    this man deserves much more plays, Hard Times is one of the greatest covers of all time

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