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Joe Clay - Legend Is Now

Joe Clay - Legend Is Now

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Joe Clay - Legend Is Now (CD NEW)


Label: El Toro
Format: CD
Release Date: 10 May 2005
No. of Discs: 1

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Album Tracks

1. Whole Lot of Trouble
2. Feet of Clay
3. Legend Is Now
4. I Dig Her Style
5. Did You Mean Evergreen
6. Shake It Loretta
7. Annabella
8. Fishing Pole Song
9. My Cars Alright
10. Hitting That Spot
11. Kwitchur Belyakin
12. In the Night
13. I Blame You
14. Interview

Claiborne Joseph Cheramie was born in Harvey, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. An early interest in country music lead to young C.J., as he has always been known, becoming a good drummer by the time he hit twelve years old. He later added guitar and bass to his repertoire. By the early fifties the C.J. Cheramie Trio were regulars on Radio WWEZ out of New Orleans, with a thirteen minute slot on Saturdays. To this very day the C.J. Cheramie Trio can be found gigging in and around The Big Easy on any day of the week, but it was only for a short, tempestuous four years that C.J. performed under the alter-ego Joe Clay. Those years were from 1956 to 1960. And the story goes like this. C.J.'s reputation had lead to appearances on the famed Louisiana Hayride at the age of sixteen, where he made friends with the emerging firebrand, Elvis Presley. At least that's where they first met. Elvis played Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park, New Orleans on Thursday September 1st 1955. They had previously played The Louisiana Hayride on Saturday August 27th. D.J. Fontana had joined the group on a regular basis starting August 8th, but on September 1st he was sick. Joe was playing support on the gig and he stepped in to take D.J.'s place. One of Joe Clay's many brushes with fate. Early in 1956 one of the producers and broadcasting jocks at WWEZ, Jolly Charlie, received a letter from an agent for RCA Victor Records, which said they were on the lookout for regional acts to sign to their new subsidiary, Vik. This was a matter of mere months after 'Elvis the Pelvis' had been lured away from Sun Records in Memphis and had inked to the RCA Victor parent company. Vik had been set up as a response to the new Big Beat music that the teenagers were clambering for. In this way Joe Clay's first release on the label would be sandwiched between releases by Eddie Fontaine and The Treniers. Quite an eclectic bunch. Other artists on the label were Mickey & Sylvia, of 'Love Is Strange' fame, and Mickey Baker would soon play a part in the Joe Clay story. But that's getting ahead of ourselves. When the Trio were presented with the letter, young C.J. took up the challenge, and said he would cut a demo. He recorded 'Shake Rattle And Roll' and 'Flip Flop And Fly,' accompanying himself on a borrowed guitar, at the radio station offices in the Jung Hotel on Canal Street, New Orleans. He handed the tape back to Jolly Charlie. A month later C.J. got a call from RCA Records producer Herman Diaz Jr. in New York. Would he like to make a record? On April 25th 1956, Diaz flew C.J. up to Houston to the famed Gold Star Studio where Starday Records were cutting their great rockabilly sides. On the session C.J. was accompanied by Starday session stalwarts, Link Davis and Hal Harris. Joe remembers going through twenty-odd takes of each song on the Houston session, because the drummer was speeding up or dragging. Surprising considering the quality of the guitar stranglers on hand. Also very frustrating for Joe, an accomplished percussionist himself. Although Herman Diaz may have found it hard to believe that this kid was up to session standard, even though he obviously was. It was on the plane back to New Orleans from Houston that Herman Diaz asked C.J. what he was going to call himself, as Claiborne Cheramie was not the most easy and catching of rock 'n' roller's names. Hence, Joe Clay was born by shortening the first and re-arranging his first two names. Joe cut five tracks on April 25th 1956, from which his version of Rudy Grayzell's 'Ducktail', together with the Link Davis song, 'Sixteen Chicks', were chosen as his first record release on Vik 0211, released May 19th 1956. 'Ducktail's writer, Grayzell, had been influenced by Joe's old pal Elvis for the title of the song, and ironically had recorded the original version on Starday in the same studio and released the same month as Joe's. Because both versions were out at the same time, neither garnered good sales. Only one month passed before Joe was asked to come to New York City and record his next session. Apparently, Her

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