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Esquerita

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Informations générales
Nom de naissance Steven Quincy Reeder Jr.
Naissance 20 novembre 1935
Drapeau des États-Unis États-Unis (Greenville, Caroline du Sud)
Décès 23 octobre 1986
Genre musical Rock and roll, black rock'n roll
Instruments Piano
Labels RCA
Brunswick
Capitol

Esquerita, de son vrai nom Steven Quincy Reeder Jr., né le 20 novembre 1935 à Greenville (Caroline du Sud, USA), mort le 23 octobre 1986 à Harlem, est un chanteur et pianiste américain de rock and roll.

Biographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Grandement influencé par Little Richard, il enregistre pour RCA, Brunswick, Capitol, et plusieurs petits labels.

Il accompagne nombre de vedettes du rock and roll.

Esquerita meurt du sida.

Bibliographie[modifier | modifier le code]

Titres en solo[modifier | modifier le code]

  • Oh Baby/Please Come Home (Capitol #4007) (1958)
  • Rockin' The Joint/Esquerita And The Voola (Capitol #4058) (1958)
  • Laid Off/Just Another Lie (Capitol #4145) (1959)
  • Hey Miss Lucy/Battie Over Hattie (Capitol #1075) (promo) (1959)
  • Green Door/I Waited Too Long (Minit #648) (1962) (as Eskew Reeder)
  • Never Again/We Had Love (Minit #658) (1962) (as Eskew Reeder)
  • The Flu/Undivided Love (Instant # 3258) (1963) (as Eskew Reeder Jr.)
  • I Woke Up This Morning/I Woke Up This Morning Part Two (Instant #3268) (1963) (as Eskew Reeder Jr.)
  • A Tear/Johnny Little (Everest #2025) (1963) (as Eskew Reeder)
  • Stubborn Old Me (Motown) (about 1964) (unreleased)
  • I Want To Know/Just In Time (Okeh #7239) (1966) (as S. Q. Reeder)
  • Tell The World About You/Two Ton Tessie (Okeh #7254) (1966) (as S. Q. Reeder)
  • Dew Drop Inn/You Better Believe In Me (Cross-Tone #1007) (1967) (as Eskew "Esque-Rita" Reeder)
  • Mama Your Daddy's Come Home/As Time Goes By (Brunswick #55359) (4/1968) (as Magnificent Malochi)
  • Hey Miss Lucy/Hole In My Heart (Capitol #81382) (Germany) (1973)
  • Hey Miss Lucy/Gettin' Plenty Lovin’ (Capitol #C006-81-709) (Old Rock New Roll Volume 5 Series) (France)
  • Dew Drop Inn/Rockin’ The Joint (Norton #014) (1991)

Albums[modifier | modifier le code]

  • Esquerita (Capitol #1186) (1959)
  • Vintage Voola (Norton #202) (1997)

Compilations et rééditions[modifier | modifier le code]

  • Capitol Collectors Series (Capitol) (1990)
  • I Never Danced Nowhere! (Charly #CD-224) (1990)
  • Chart Scrapers (Century CD-10976) (1994)
  • Sock It to Me Baby (Bear Family #BCD-15504) (1994)
  • Believe Me When I Say Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay (Collectables) (1998)
  • Rockin' the Joint (Collectables) (1998)

Performances musicales au piano[modifier | modifier le code]

  • Didn't It Rain/Your God Is My God (Baton #216) (1955) (The Heavenly Echoes)
  • The Rock Around/Sweet Skinny Jenny (NRC #001) (1957, 1987) (Paul Peek)
  • Mexican Rock 'n' Roll (Instrumental)/Mexicali Baby (Capitol #3884) (2/1958) (The Rio Rockers)
  • Love Is A Many Splendored Thing/Southern Style (Hermitage #776) (1962) (The Eskerettes)
  • I Trusted In You/Southern Style (Hermitage #10545-H-306) (1962) (Willie B.) (backup vocals by The Eskerettes)
  • Good Golly Miss Molly (Vee Jay) (12/1964) (Little Richard)
  • Slippin' And Slidin' (Vee Jay) (12/1964) (Little Richard)
  • The Explosive Little Richard (Okeh #14117) (1/1967) (Little Richard)
  • Stingy Jenny (Brunswick) (6/1968) (Little Richard) (co-wrote)
  • Freedom Blues/Dew Drop Inn (Reprise #0907) (4/1970) (Little Richard) (co-wrote both sides)
  • Greenwood Mississippi (Reprise #942) (1970) (Little Richard) (co-wrote)

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