Chanteur Rhythm 'n' Blues US, Teddy Humphries a enregistré chez King Records de Cincinnati (Ohio).
Makes You So Tough?" was the musical question asked by Teddy Humphries on an
obscure 1959 single. The answer might be: coming from a musical family.
Humphries, a pianist and singer, descends from a Pittsburgh brood who included,
in order of how high their respective discographical piles are, drumming cousin
Roger Humphries and a pair of horn-playing uncles, Frank Humphries and Hildred
Humphries. All plus a few more scattered Humphries have been members of the
Humphries Brothers Band, a Pittsburgh family band institution.
On his own, Teddy Humphries is credited by discographer Tom Lord as having shown up on four recording sessions between 1958 and 1962. One of these was the aforementioned song, coupled with a number entitled "Guitar Pickin' Fool" for a release on the King label. While drummer Roger Humphries worked with Ray Charles and His Band for years, the Teddy Humphries single represents one of the family's main forays outside the realm of jazz, though whether this new type of music was rhythm and blues, rock and roll, or rockabilly was not a decision that had been made in 1959. The King single has remained available through collectors, and seems to be a popular choice for inclusion on various compilations.
Talents : Vocals, Piano
Style musical : Rhythm 'n' Blues, Rock 'n' Roll
Guitar Pickin' Fool (1959)
What Makes You So Tough (1959)
Firm Foundation (1959)
Thief In The Night (1959)
Years in activity :
|1958||SP KING 45-5151 (US)||This Love Is True Love / Without A Song|
|1958||SP KING 45-5160 (US)||The Losing Game / Everywhere I Go|
|03/1959||SP KING 45-5182 (US)||Guitar Pickin' Fool / What Makes You So Tough|
|1959||SP KING 45-5205 (US)||Firm Foundation / What A Night|
|11/1959||SP KING 45-5278 (US)||Constantly / You Were Meant For Me|
|11/1959||SP KING 45-5299 (US)||I'm Only Trying / Thief In The Night|
|1961||SP KING 45-5562 (US)||Thief In The Night /What Makes You So Tough|
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