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Matt Lucas born July 19, is an American rock and rollsoul and blues singer, drummer, and songwriter. He is best known for his crazy rocked-up version of the Hank Snow country classic "I'm Movin" On". At the age of seven he discovered he was adopted when he found his adoption papers and a letter dated September 6, signed by the Assistant Superintendent Tennessee Children's Home Society Shelby County Branch.
This gave him an opportunity to go to the movies for free and Lets Dance (Bollywood Remix) - David Bowie - The Hits Remixed the great MGM musicals along with attending church services turned him on to music.
One of his favorite musicians at the time was Gene Krupa who he greatly admired for his solos and showmanship. The first band he played with was the Ray Chilton Band which featured five saxophones, an upright bass, a piano and drums and included four members of the Chilton family; Don ChanGlenn, Ray and Bill. At night he listened to the big bands from New OrleansSt.
Louis and Chicago on the radio and pictured himself in those fancy places with the people all dressed up and listening to good music. Several times he tried to run away from Poplar Bluff to pursue his dreams of becoming a great jazz musician and at age 14 he got into serious trouble when he took a cement mixer truck to run away from home. He was declared a juvenile delinquent Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues sentenced to a term in the Missouri Reformatory in Boonville, Missouri.
After 14 months he returned home and went back to his musician friends in the black section of Poplar Buff, MO, which was called The Holler.
He had a few drinks, talked music and sat in with some of the bands. As soon as he was off parole he tried his luck in Los Angeles, Californiawhere his musical taste was influenced by frequent visits to Dolphin's Of Hollywooda record shop which would become world-famous in Doo-Wop circles. The shop, located in Watts, Los Angeleson the corner of Vernon and Central, featured a deejay by the name of Dick Hugga white guy nicknamed "Huggie Boy", who everyone thought was black.
He decided to move to St. Louis, Illinoiswhere Ike Turner was the house band. He worked from 8 at night until 5 or 6 in the morning playing backup for strippers and singing blues tunes he made up as he went along.
The place was wilder than East St. In Julywhile playing a gig at the El Morocco Club Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues Gideon, Missourihe met a local singer by the name of Narvel Felts who had started to build himself a reputation as an Elvis type rocker.
This meeting turned out to be the start of a lifelong friendship. In the fall Notícia - Paulo Moura - Confusão Urbana, Suburbana E Rural they ended up in the same band when Jerry Mercer, leader of the band for which Narvel sang, Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues Bob Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues his drummer and Narvel recommended Matt for the job.
Inhe met up with Narvel Felts again when he was asked to audition for a new trio Narvel was about to form after the breakup of his "Narvel Felts and The Rockets" band. His experience in drumming in a wide variety of musical styles landed him the job and he started as the drummer for the Narvel Felts Trio, which also featured J.
Grubbs on stand-up bass and Narvel Felts on lead guitar. Louis and Calumet City. In addition to songs like "Annie Had A Baby" and "Hoochie Coochie Man" he started playing around with Hank Snow's country hit "I'm Movin' On" changing some of the lyrics and adding lines like "wind it up baby" and "shake it for your daddy" and " I'm gonna ride that train tonight". The song Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues a crowd favorite and convinced him he had a potential Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues on his hands.
The latter also produced the record and released it on his Good Records label. The song was initially released on Renay Records, a label owned by Roland Janes. The deejays loved it; the only problem was they liked the B-side "My Heavenly Angel". The reaction was swift and devastating "The record is too wild and Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues and we don't want to play this nigger music on our white radio station".
Eventually he visited WDIA radio, the top black radio station in Memphis at the time, where he played the record for Rufus Thomas who really A Volar - Los Nuevos Hobbies - Los Nuevos Hobbies it and added it to the stations playlist.
John R. Bob McKee, a disc jockey at that station, played it over the phone for a contact at Mercury Records in Chicago which resulted in the release on Smash Records  and a monster hit. The record sold 50, copies in Detroit alone.
It was a big hit in Canada as well and it was released in Europe on Smash, Belinda, Philips and several other labels. In August the Belgium Teen magazine "Juke Box" listed the single as "promising" and one month later it entered the Belgium hitparade at In October it moved to 8 and in November it peaked at 6. All in all it was a genuine worldwide smash pop hit. Stateside it officially peaked at 56 in Billboard  Los Revoltosos - Ole Ole Campeones 45 in Cashbox but locally it was much bigger especially in the Southern markets.
Grubbs on bass standing behind him on the sides. Roy Orbison 's "Ooby Dooby" was selected as the follow-up single. Radio stations were reluctant to play it and the single never attained the success of "I'm Movin' On". It was released on DOT Records and basically went nowhere. The move meant the end of the Matt Lucas trio since the other members had too many roots in Southern Missouri.
For his next record he left the formula of taking an established song adding his own drum beat to it and throwing in some extra lyrics. The record basically saw no chart action, and was largely ignored by both black and white radio. Note: the record later became a mega rare Northern Soul hit in the U. By this time he had developed a serious alcohol problem. He tried to stop drinking, worked as a printer for a while but eventually started a new band and called Harold Kudlets to put him back on the road.
When the hippy movement started to happen he realized it was not his thing and he slipped back into drinking. He approached the lowest point in his life and many times he did not get to eat because what little money he had, he spent on booze. One guy who still tried to help him occasionally was Ronnie Hawkins. Ronnie added him as a second drummer to his band for Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues one-nighters where he shared the stage with regular drummer Levon Helm.
In the early seventies, he started rebuilding his career with some success. At the same time he married a girl who owned three massage parlors and then he turned around and became involved with Xavier Hollander, also known as The Happy Hooker. They remain close friends. InGene Lees, a Canadian composer and editor of the jazz magazine Down Beatwho had just started a new record label called Kanata Records, offered to cut a blues album on him and his band.
The single was released in or on Quality Records, Canada's Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues independent record company. Inhis wild life caught up with him.
He had a heart attack, almost died and he decided to make some drastic changes in his lifestyle. The same day he also received a call from Sid Rudeau in Tampa, Florida. After working the club circuit in Louisiana for a while he received a call from his agent asking him if he would be interested in playing at "Frenchmen's Reef", the number one resort hotel in St.
Thomas on the Virgin Islands. He took the offer and ended up spending a little over 2 years there working 6 nights a week.
Eventually he moved back to St. Petersburg, Florida where he had bought a home and started working hotel chains like Holiday Inns and Supper Clubs always working 6 nights a week. Around he accepted an offer for a job on a cruise ship. This turned out to be an excellent career move because even though he was not nearly as wild as he used to be, he knew exactly how to work the crowds who took to the seas to have a good time.
Most of this material had originally been Matt Taylor - Radio City Blues in the late sixties. Other cruise lines started offering him engagements giving him a long steady period of employment while making good money. A few years earlier he had fallen in love with a girl in Pittsburgh and after some arm-twisting he convinced Billy Cox - Unfiltered to join him on the cruise lines as a tour director.
Together they worked several cruise ships out of MiamiFt. Lauderdale and Cape Canaveral, Florida. Paul and O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Unknown Artist - Christmas In Toyland Ohio river from St. Louis to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniaon the Mississippi Queen. As avid motorcyclists and RVrs they take to the roads as soon as the warmer temperatures of Florida spread north to the Canada—US border.
He said they can do you no wrong, if you don't stay too long, keep moving on. Well you know Hank now he is dead and gone, Carl Perkins and Elvis well they sang their songs, they've all moved on, yes they've all moved on. But old Matt's having fun and keeps rocking along 'cause I'm still movin on. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American musician.
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