Roy Head

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": blue-eyed soul rock country funk americana oldies texan traditional country pop-soul mod scene Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1941, Three Rivers, Texas, USA. This respected performer first formed his group, the Traits, in 1958, after moving to San Marcos. The line-up included Jerry Gibson (drums), who later played with Sly And The Family Stone. Head recorded for several local labels, often under the supervision of famed Texas producer Huey P. Meaux, but it was not until 1965 that he had a national hit when ‘Treat Her Right’ reached number 2 on both the US pop and R&B charts. This irresistible song, with its pumping horns and punchy rhythm, established the singer alongside the Righteous Brothers as that year’s prime blue-eyed soul exponent. Head’s later releases appeared on a variety of outlets, including Dunhill Records and Elektra Records, and embraced traces of rockabilly (‘Apple Of My Eye’) and psychedelia (‘You’re (Almost) Tuff’). However, by the 70s he had honed his style and was working as a country singer, and in 1975 he...

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