Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings | Blues Evolution

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Blues Evolution

by Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings

Good-Time Blues
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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1. Intro Boogie
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2. Let's Boogie
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3. Going Down South
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4. Blues Train Express
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5. Hard Times - Good Times
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6. Blues Line Dance
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7. 2999
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8. Blues Cowboy
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9. Hobbsville #2
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10. Cha Cha 3000
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11. Strange Things
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12. Booty Slappin'
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13. Hand Dancin'
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14. Hola Senorita
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15. Thank-You Boogie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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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
P 410.404.3867
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Summer 2009


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Ronald Weinstock

Big Daddy back again
B-Town (Baltimore) bluesman, Charles ‘Big Daddy’ Stallings, has just issued, "Blues Evolution" (Tai Jeria Music), a follow-up to his praised debut "One Night Lover." Stallings is a highly likable performer who brings a bit of downhome flavor to his performances. The strength of the performances are the vocals and the solid accompaniments behind him. The mix of horns and fine down home harp (mostly contributed by Nighthawk Mark Wenner, but Steve Levine is also present on a track or two) is nicely done and saxophonist EFlat, responsible for the arrangements, merits mention. Stallings is at his best on a nice Jimmy Reed groove like on "Going Down South," "Hard Times - Good Times" and the fantastical "2999." "Hobbsville #2" is a slow downhome talking blues that is a follow-up of the talking blues on the first track as he talks about growing up, family and Friday Night Fish Fries with some telling harp from Mark Wenner, although the tempo slowly accelerates during this performance tossing in a bit of Jimmy Reed’s Upside Your Head. Elsewhere there are plenty of good-time grooves and songs like "Blues Line Dance" and "Blues Cowboy" certainly will get the dance floor full. The only significant weakness are the lyrics which don’t cohere and some (like "2999") are fantastical. There are plenty of overlooked songs that do merit revival which Stallings performs during his live performances and he should consider addling some in to the mix on his next recording project. Still his band provides very danceable grooves (swing dancers will love this) and Big Daddy Stallings delivers the songs with feeling and humor that the music’s good-time sensibility wins listeners over.

A. Figueira


One word Mr. Charles: SUPERB. Great band. Hobbsville #2 is a masterpiece in my humble opinion. Will soon be purchasing One Night Lover. To you all a great 2009. A. Figueira

William Rogers

Another Good One
This is another outstanding creative production by Big Daddy. My favorites are Let's Boogie and Blues Cowboy. Nothing but some goood ole down home Blues.