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Born Robert Willis on September 24, 1934 in Cabiness, Georgia, "Chick" is the cousin of late blues legend Chuck Willis. He began his musical career in the 50's touring with his cousin Chuck Willis , a rollicking R&B showman who became known as the “King of the Stroll”.  Chick left the military in 1954 and worked as valet and chauffeur for Chuck, also playing in Chuck's band. When Chuck died of stomach problems in 1958, Chick worked with slide guitar great Elmore James. On his own Chick released a few obscure singles before hitting it big in 1972 with the infamous "Stoop Down Baby," which allegedly went on to sell 3 million copies! Since then, like Marvin Sease, he made a career out of similar risque material despite having genuine blues talent. Fortunately, he has proved himself as a blues singer and guitarist as much as an author of "blue" material.To date Chick has over a dozen recordings and has appeared in the movies “Petie Wheatstraw” and the Buddy Holly story.  In addition to being a first rate guitarist and vocalist, Chick plays drums, keyboard, harmonica, and bass.

Despite it's success there was no followup LP to "Stoop Down Baby Let Your Daddy See". In the mid-80s he signed with Ichiban records and dropped a tribute album to his cousin ("Chick Does Chuck") in 1985. However, it was his second album and a return to the raunchy style that re-ignited his career. Beginning with the double-entendre filled LP "Now" Willis recorded another five albums for the label before becoming a journeyman for various labels (Paula, Ifgam, Rockhouse, Deep South, CML, Old School). A 2008 effort, "The Don Of The Blues", was released on the California-based CDS Records imprint. It featured the popular song "Obama". In 2009 he signed with Benevolent Blues and released the terrific "Hit & Run Blues".

Album Discography

Chick Willis Stoop Down Baby "Stoop Down Baby...Let Your Daddy See" (La Val 1972)

1. Stoop Down Baby Let Your Daddy See
2. Things I Used to Do, The
3. My Story
4. Mother Fuyer
5. Something to Remember You By
6. Sometime Soon
7. This Is My Life

"We'll Be Together" (MT 1984)

1. Going Down Slow
2. Stoop Down Baby
3. Outside Woman
4. We'll Be Together
5. It's All Over
6. Sweet Home Chicago
7. Nobody Knows Where the Nose Goes
8. Going Home
9. Please Don't Go

Chick Does Chuck "Chick Does Chuck" (Ichiban 1985)

1.C.C. Rider
2.Don't Decieve Me
3.Betty And Dupree
4.Charged With Cheating
5.C & B New Albany Jam
6.Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You
7.My Story
8.The Train Is Gone
9.What Am I Living For
10.One More Chance

Chick Willis Now "Now" (Ichiban 1988)

1. I Want a Big Fat Woman - 4:06
2. For Your Precious Love - 4:18
3. What Have You Got on Me - 3:30
4. Stoop Down '88 - 6:52
5. I Want to Play with Your Poodle - 3:51
6. It's All Over - 5:16
7. I Can't Stop Loving You - 3:30
8. Garbage Man - 6:06

"Footprints In My Bed" (Ichiban 1990) "Footprints In My Bed" (Ichiban 1990)

1. Love Crazy
2. Use What You Got
3. What's to Become of the World
4. Roll the Dice
5. Footprints on My Bed
6. Big Red Caboose
7. Hello Central
8. Jack You Up
9. Voodoo Woman
10. Nuts For Sale

"Back To The Blues" (Ichiban 1991) "Back To The Blues" (Ichiban 1991)

1. Don't Let Success
2. Goin' to the Dogs
3. Bow-Legged Woman
4. I Ain't Superstitious
5. Tell Papa
6. Story of My Life, The
7. My Adorable One
8. I Ain't Jivin' Baby
9. Strange Things Happening

"Holdin' Hands With The Blues" (Ichiban 1992) "Holdin' Hands With The Blues" (Ichiban 1992)

1. Holdin' Hands With the Blues
2. You're Gonna Miss Me
3. That's How Much I Love You, Sweetheart
4. Millie (The Fine Filly)
5. Finders Keepers
6. Going Back to Rock & Roll
7. Selfish Lover
8. Heavens to Betsy
9. One Slick Woman
10. I'm Only Guilty of Loving You

"Nasty Chick" (Ichiban 1992) "Nasty Chick" (Ichiban 1992)

1. I Want to Play With Your Poodle
2. Her Ding-a-Ling
3. Use What You Got
4. One Slick Woman
5. Jack U Up
6. Stoop Down '88
7. Big Red Caboose
8. That's How Much I Love You, Sweetheart
9. I'm the Son

Chick Willis Big Fat Woman "I Got A Big Fat Woman" (Ichiban 1994)

1. I Got a Big Fat Woman
2. I Can't Work and Watch You
3. Cumming Prison Farm
4. Today I Started Loving You Again
5. She Likes to Live High on the Hog
6. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
7. You Lost What You Had
8. Rock Me Baby
9. Look on Yonder Wall
10. Tin Pan Alley

"Blue Class Blues" (Paula 1998) "Blue Class Blues" (Paula 1998)

1. I Wanna Funk Wid You
2. Trouble
3. If I Didn't Have the Blues
4. 900 Telephone Line
5. I'm a Dreamer
6. 5 O'Clock in the Morning
7. Savannah Lee
8. I Ain't Looking For Much Crowd
9. Mr. Blues
10. Get Off My Case

"Y2K Recorded Live" (Ifgam 2000) "Y2K Recorded Live" (Ifgam 2000)

1. Funk With You
2. Big Fat Woman
3. Hello Central
4. Don't Deceive Me
5. What Have You Got on Me
6. Mr. Blues
7. Stoop Down
8. It's All Over
9. Everyday/Finale

Chick Willis  "From The Heart And Soul" (Rock House 2001) "From The Heart And Soul" (Rock House 2001)

1. Ribshack Blues Café
2. Someday Baby
3. One Eyed Woman
4. I Found the Kinda Love
5. What Goes Up
6. I Know a Hoochie Mama
7. Come Back Home
8. Black Widow Spider
9. Betty Boo
10. MR. D.J.

Chick Willis "I Won't Give Up" (Deep South Sounds 2002) "I Won't Give Up" (Deep South Sounds 2002)

1. Spring Time
2. Keep Singing the Blues
3. Hattie
4. Sweet Woman / Sweet Man - (featuring Destini Rawls)
5. Hurt Me So
6. Cheating Game
7. In the Mood We're In
8. Doggin Me Around
9. Won't Give Up
10. Got to Find a Cure

"American Roots: Blues" (Ichiban 2002)  "American Roots: Blues" (Ichiban 2002)

1. Love Crazy
2. Use What You Got
3. Footprints in My Bed
4. Big Red Caboose
5. Voodoo Woman
6. Bow-Legged Woman
7. I Ain't Jivin' Baby
8. Millie (The Fine Filly)
9. Finders Keepers
10. Heavens to Betsy
11. One Slick Woman
12. I Got a Big Fat Woman
13. She Like to Live High on the Hog
14. You Lost What You Had

"Easy On The Soul" (Stoop Down 2003)

1. Bin Laden
2. Ease The Pain
3. Juanita
4. Turn Back The Hands
5. Nothing Takes The Place Of You
6. Old Man With Young Ideas
7. Unchain My Heart
8. You Don't Know What You Got Until You Lose It
9. What I Say
10. Stoop Down
11. I Play My Guitar
12. It's Too Late

 Chick Willis "I Did It All" (Chick Willis) "I Did It All" (CML/Lewmar 2005)

1. I Did It All - (radio edit)
2. Easy Blues
3. Married to Four Women
4. I Like It Like That
5. You Are Not the Woman
6. She Got It
7. I Love You Sweetheart
8. I'm Coming to See You Baby
9. Let Me Jack You Baby
10. Little Old Blues Man
11. You Can't Run
12. I Did It All - (Adult version)

Chick Willis Cookin The Blues ""Cookin The Blues: Tribute To Albert King" (Old School Prod 2006) LISTEN

1. Can’t You See What You’re Doin to Me
2. I Wouldn’t Treat a Dog Way You Treated Me
3. Be Right Back
4. I’ll Play the Blues For You
5. Smooth Blues
6. Angel of Mercy
7. Laundromat Blues
8. The Hucklebuck
9. What the Blues Is All About
10. Blues # 9

"The Don Of The Blues" (CDS 2008) LISTEN

1. Bootie Call
2. Don't Start Me to Talking
3. Last Time
4. Your Cat Is Killing My Dog
5. I Had the Blues Two Times
6. Trouble Tree
7. Obama
8. Juke Joint
9. Undercover Hootchie
10. Big Leg Woman
11. It'a All Over
12. Undercover Hootchie Pt. 2

"Hit & Run Blues" (Benevolent Blues 2009) LISTEN

1 Houdini Lover
2 Love To See You Smile
3 Stoop Down Low
4 Soul Of A Man
5 1,2,3,4,5 Shots Of Whiskey
6 Millionaire
7 Country Lovin’ Man
8 Looking For My Baby
9 Recess In Heaven
10 Today I Started Loving You
11 Blues Man (Live)

"Mr. Blues: The Best Of...So Far" (Benevolent Blues 2010) LISTEN

first ever "best of" collection on Blues legend Chick Willis. This 17-track set collects Chick's most popular songs, rarities and 5 unreleased tracks.

1 Stoop Down Baby Let Your Daddy See
2 Do The Hucklebuck (Remix)
3 Ribshack Blues Cafe
4 I Won’t Give Up
5 Mr. Blues
6 1,2,3,4,5 Shots Of Whiskey
7 Hattie
8 I Found The Kinda Love
9 I Want A Big Fat Woman (Live)
10 I’m The Son (I Like It Like That)
11 Jack You Up
12 Bootie Call
13 Old Man With Freaky Ideas
14 I Wanna Funk Wid You
15 Look On Yonder’s Wall (Live)
16 Mother Fuyer (Live)
17 I Can’t Stop Loving You (Live)

"Let The Blues Speak For Itself" (Benevolent Blues 2011)

1. Intro
2. Short-Haired Woman
3. Picture On The Wall
4. Just A Bad Dream
5. On Your Way Fishing
6. Crush On My Next Door Neighbor
7. My Fie Mae
8. Don't Know What You Got
9. We're Going To Boogie
10. Worried About You
11. Money Is The Name Of The Game
12. Since I Fell For You
13. Let Me Play My Blues

"Blues Me Before You Lose Me" (CDS 2012) LISTEN

Disc 1
1. The Blues Is Gone
2, Mother Fuyer
3. Black Widow Spider
4. Keep Singing The Blues (Shag Mix)
5. Why We Need Obama
6. The Train Is Gone
7. The Gas Is Too High
8. Don't Deceive Me
9. In The Mood We're In
10.Four Wives Too Many
11. What I Say
Disc 2
1. Intro (Let Me Play My Blues)
2. Short-Haired Woman
3. Picture on the Wall
4. Just a Bad Dream
5. On Your Way Fishing
6. Crush on My Next Door Neighbor
7. My Fannie Mae
8. Don't Know What You Got
9. We're Going to Boogie
10. Worried About You
11. Money Is the Name of the Game
12. Since I Fell for You
13. Let Me Play My Blues


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