Chick Willis got his start in the business as valet and chauffeur to his cousin, Blues ballad singer Chuck Willis. He eventually joined his cousin's show as a singer and worked for the next few years as a side man. Willis also worked at carnival variety shows, where he perfected the ribald rhymes that made his 1972 "Stoop Down Baby" a jukebox hit (the song was considered too "raunchy" to be released for airplay). RisquŽ material was Willis strong suit - on this compilation, you'll hear him at his rowdy best.
1.Stoop Down Baby, Let Your Daddy See
2.Things I Used To Do You
5.Something To Remember You By
7.This Is My Life
Personnel: Chick Willis (vocals).
Unknown Contributor Role: Chick Willis.
Here's the signifyin' original "Stoop Down Baby" in its long, unexpurgated version as issued on the tiny La Val label in 1972. "Mother Fuyer" travels the same salacious route, but Chick Willis has a serious side, too -- a pair of Guitar Slim covers spotlight Willis' stinging guitar and sturdy singing. ~ Bill Dahl