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Baby Huey - Hard Times (Curtom, 1971)

Baby Huey had a very limited output but had some really incredible songs. This song was written by Curtis Mayfield and deals with a few topics, including social phobia, shame, paranoia and self-regulation (or lack thereof). Baby Huey was a huge man and I get the impression his heart matched his size. He died of a drug-related heart attack before his only album “The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend" was releasedI posted his unique 10-minute version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” in an earlier post. Photo credit to Garage Hangover, who wrote a brilliant bio, complete with really rare photos and news clippings.

First person to tell me (without google!) who sampled this gets a follow and the grand pleasure of impressing me. haha. ????

41 notes - Jun 8th 2012
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    Sincerely mystified as to how I managed to live this long without hearing this at some point…
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    Baby Huey Hard Times The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend 1971 Old School Soul
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  9. howdoesthatonegoagain answered: As Vodka suggets there’s been a few:
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  11. blackmagic21 answered: Ghostface Killah mang.
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  14. dylansmiserablelittlelife answered: DJ Shadow sampled this, but I have no idea what the track by him is called
  15. babilano answered: Biz Markie was one of the first to use this one
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  17. vodkaofthegods answered: SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE SAMPLED THIS.
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