Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues

Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues


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If you're not from Chicago, the question would make some sense: who is Richard Stamz? He was one of the great Windy City DJs of the '50s and '60s, helping to propel a swinging, gritty, soulful sound into the consciousness of Midwestern listeners during the height of Chess and Curtis Mayfield. Stamz was responsible for the rest of Chicago, mining the sound that existed somewhere between the sophistication of the Impressions and the down-home funk of Chess, while retaining the swing of a big band. Stamz liked a big, blowsy swing and had a flair for showmanship, often showing up for events in a crown and cape, and that flamboyance does translate to Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues, a collection of 25 sides of blues and soul popularized on the man's radio show. Big names are absent but that's kind of the point: surely, Stamz played some of Chicago's stars on his show but here, the unknown get to illustrate his low-down, grooving feel, how there's a lot of mischief and fun within these deep, bluesy rhythms. "Foxy" is appropriate, as this music is sexy and fun, sometimes silly, often trashy, but it never takes itself very seriously, which is the joy of this compilation: it captures a time and place that hasn't necessarily been forgotten but hasn't been explored in detail. Foxy R&B digs deep into the Chicago of the early '60s, a time where the uptown feel ran head-on into South Side grit, and the results are still intoxicating.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2013
Label: Ace Records Import
UPC: 0029667055222
catalogNumber: 6705522
Rank: 152811


  1. Say You Love Me
  2. Hello Baby
  3. Goin' Home
  4. Way Out, Baby
  5. Please Love Me
  6. Garlen's Mambo
  7. Romeo Joe, Pt. 1
  8. The Buzzard
  9. Lost Love
  10. I'm Trying
  11. A Fool (For Hiding My Love From You)
  12. The Hawk
  13. Gittin' Along (Green Onions)
  14. You Ought To Love Me
  15. I'm Gonna Put You To Work
  16. These Tears
  17. Going Back Home
  18. Pretty Little Liddy
  19. What's the Matter With You Sam
  20. Christmas Day
  21. South Park Shuffle
  22. Just One More Time
  23. You're Gonna Cry
  24. I Was Wrong
  25. A Fool (For Hiding My Love From You)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Hankins   Organ

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Harold Burrage   Composer
Monk Higgins   Composer
Roger Armstrong   Memorabilia
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Patrick Roberts   Liner Notes
Maurice Rodgers   Composer
Dick Shurman   Liner Notes
Lewis Steinberg   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Memorabilia
Steward   Composer
Rob Klein   Memorabilia
Johnny Moore   Composer
Saulter   Composer
Bob Abrahamian   Memorabilia
Dennis Haw   Memorabilia
Henry Lee Williams   Composer
Steve Hiscock   Memorabilia
Phyllis Stamz   Liner Notes
Julian Pallett   Memorabilia
Emmett Garner   Composer
Emery Williams   Composer
Brent Boler   Composer

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