Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings
Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings really knows the essence of the Blues. Born in Columbia, SC and raised on a farm in Hobbsville, NC, with ten brothers and sisters, he lived the Blues everyday. Music became his escape and the first song he learned to play was “Big Boss Man” by Jimmy Reed. After migrating to Baltimore, MD, “Big Daddy” continued to develop as a musician, performing in local R&B and Jazz bands, all the while dreaming of recording his own Blues project.
His New CD, "Blues Evolution," has been nominated by the DC Blues Society for the Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD" Award for 2008. Released on the Independent Tai Jeria Music Label, it features the Singles: “Let’s Boogie,” “Goin’ Down South,” “Blues Train” and “Blues Line Dance;” described as: “Good Time Blues With A Twist!!!"
His Critically Acclaimed Debut Release, “One Night Lover,” featuring the Single “4x4 Woman,” (which reached #1 @ XM Radio (Bluesville)), continues to generate Sales and Airplay Worldwide, recently peaking at #1 on Midnight Special Blues Radio in Paris, France.
“Big Daddy” has shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Michael Burks, Marva Wright, Mark Hummel and Candye Kane and “Mesmerized” the crowd with his Powerful Performance on the Main Stage at Artscape’s 25th Anniversary. He also represented The Baltimore Blues Society at the 22nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, in 2006.
“One Night Lover” also received National Attention with a review in Living Blues, (#178), and “Big Daddy” was given a Standing Ovation for his performance on the bill with Blues Pioneer “Pinetop Perkins,” as a Special Guest of the Legendary Nighthawks.
His music can now be heard globally in Belgium, Italy, Argentina and Poland. In 2006 “Big Daddy” represented The Baltimore Blues Society at The 22nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. In 2008, he returned to Memphis, representing The D.C. Blues Society at The 24th International Blues Challenge.
For Info Contact: www.bigdaddystallings.com
"4x4 Woman" is this Bluesman's first single release!!
"Real down-home Blues!!!"
- 'DaGator', WPFW (89.3); Washington, D.C.
"Especially pleasing...all original tunes!!"
- 'Big Jim', WEAA (88.9); Baltimore, MD.
"The first time I played '4x4 Woman' I liked it..."
-Sonnie Payne, KFFA (103.1); HELENA, AR. - 2005 KBA Award Winner, The Blues Foundation.
"Anytime we play "Big Daddy" Stallings, the phones light up!!!"
-Abdul, WRFG (89.3); Atlanta, GA. - 2005 KBA Award Winner, The Blues Foundation.
"This is a Great new record from a man who has experienced the Blues first hand... it should be in every Blues Lovers collection!!!"
-Noel Hayes, KPOO (89.5); San Francisco, CA.