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Chuck Willis

voc, 1928-1958 US, Atlanta
Singer / Songwriter of Blues and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Harold Willis

Harold "Chuck" Willis (January 31, 1928 – April 10, 1958) was an American blues, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll singer and songwriter. His biggest hits, "C. C. Rider" (1957) and "What Am I Living For" (1958), both reached No.1 on the Billboard R&B chart. He was known as The King of the Stroll for his performance of the 1950s dance the stroll.

        
Genres
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Hang up My Rock and Roll Shoes on I Remember Chuck Willis by Chuck Willis
C.C. Rider on I Remember Chuck Willis by Chuck Willis
What Am I Living For on I Remember Chuck Willis by Chuck Willis
What'cha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You) on The King Of The Stroll by Chuck Willis
It's Too Late on The King Of The Stroll by Chuck Willis
Betty and Dupree on I Remember Chuck Willis by Chuck Willis
My Story (with The Royals) on The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951-1956 by Chuck Willis
Wrong Lake To Catch A Fish (with The Royals) on The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951-1956 by Chuck Willis
I Feel So Bad on The Complete Okeh Recordings 1951-1956 by Chuck Willis
My Crying Eyes on The King Of The Stroll by Chuck Willis

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-59Chuck Willis2017Compil.
I Feel So Bad / My Baby's Coming HomeChuck Willis2012Single
Rockin With The Sheik Of The BluesChuck Willis2010Compil.
The Complete Chuck Willis 1951-1957: Early Recordings And First R'n'B HitsChuck Willis2009Compil.
C.C. RiderChuck Willis2006Album
Wails! The Complete Recordings 1951-1956Chuck Willis2003Compil.
I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The StrollChuck Willis2001Compil.
Let's Jump Tonight! The Best Of Chuck Willis From 1951-'56Chuck Willis1994Compil.
Stroll On: The Chuck Willis CollectionChuck Willis1994Compil.
Let's Jump TonightChuck Willis1993Compil.
My StoryChuck Willis1988Compil.
Be Good Or Be GoneChuck Willis1986Compil.
Keep A Drivin'Chuck Willis1984Compil.
C. C. Rider/It's Too LateChuck Willis1981Album
My StoryChuck Willis1980Compil.
C.C. Rider / Betty And DupreeChuck Willis1973Single
His Greatest RecordingsChuck Willis1971Compil.
What Am I Living ForChuck Willis1964Single
I Remember Chuck WillisChuck Willis1962Compil.
My Baby / Just One KissChuck Willis1959Single
Thunder And LightningChuck Willis1959Single
You'll Be My LoveChuck Willis1958Single
Wails The BluesChuck Willis1958Single
Sings The BluesChuck Willis1958Single
C. C. Rider / What Am I Living ForChuck Willis1958Single
Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes / What Am I Living ForChuck Willis1958Single
King Of The StrollChuck Willis1958Album
Wails The BluesChuck Willis1958Album
What Am I Living ForChuck Willis1958Single
Thunder And LightningChuck Willis1958Single
C. C. RiderChuck Willis1957Single
That Train Has Gone / Love Me CherryChuck Willis1957Album
Juanita / Whatcha' Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You / Kansas City Woman / It's Too LateChuck Willis1957Single
Betty And Dupree / My Crying EyesChuck Willis1957Single
Whatcha' Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You / JuanitaChuck Willis1956Single
It's Too LateChuck Willis1956Single
Two Spoons Of Tears / Charged With CheatingChuck Willis1956Single
Come On Home / It Were YouChuck Willis / Chuck Willis & His Orchestra1956Single
Search My Heart / Ring-Ding-DooChuck Willis1955Album
I Can Tell / One More BreakChuck Willis1955Album
I Feel So Bad / Need One More ChanceChuck Willis1954Single
Change My Mind / My Hear's Been Broke AgainChuck Willis1954Album
I've Been Away Too Long / Give And TakeChuck Willis1954Album
My Baby's Coming Home / When My Day Is OverChuck Willis1953Single
What's Your Name? / You're Still My BabyChuck Willis1953Single
Going To The River / Baby Have Left Me AgainChuck Willis1953Single
Don't Deceive MeChuck Willis1953Single
My Story / CaldoniaChuck Willis1952Album
Wrong Lake To Catch A Fish / Salty TearsChuck Willis1952Album
Here I Come / Loud Mouth LucyChuck Willis1952Album
Let's Jump TonightChuck Willis1951Album
I Rule My House/ I Tried (To Get Along With You)Chuck Willis1951Album
Chantez et dansez le Blues avecChuck WillisSingle
Betty And DupreeChuck WillisSingle
Seach My Heart / Ring-Dang-DooChuck WillisSingle
Starlight/ Going To The RiverChuck WillisSingle
Le Livre D'or Du Rhythm & Blues Vol 1Chuck WillisSingle
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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