Bill Coday

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul deep soul deepsoul under 2000 listeners vocal beach music Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

10 May 1942, Coldwater, Mississippi, USA. Coday is one of those revered soulmen about whom little is known but whose limited number of recordings are of an extremely high standard. Although born in Mississippi, he was raised near Blytheville, Arkansas, and, while still in high school, sang with a band that included future blues-man Son Seals. In 1963, Coday moved to Chicago, and in 1969 was ‘discovered’ by the blues/soul singer, and then Crajon label-owner, Denise LaSalle, while performing at the Black Orchid club under the name of Chicago Willie. At that time, LaSalle was recording for the Westbound label at the Royal Recording Studios in Memphis, under Willie Mitchell’s production, with the same musicians and arrangers who regularly worked there for Hi Records, and it was there that Coday cut most of the material for his four Crajon singles. ‘Sixty Minute Teaser’, a fine bluesy number, was followed by the ballad ‘You’re Gonna...

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