Talk:Huey "Piano" Smith

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Articles should be merged[edit]

I agree, the two articles should be merged, since they are about the same person.--Larrybob 00:13, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Pending merger[edit]

I propose to cut and paste the other article into this one, and then delete the info from this article because it would be redundant. Loriannhart 17 April 2006

Fair use rationale for Image:Huey Piano Smith HBP.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:09, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Marchan? Who is Marchan?[edit]

The main article could be improved by including a link to the mysterious Marchan, whose voice was erased from the track that later became Sea Cruise. (talk) 22:57, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

"Marchan" is Bobby Marchan: Not sure how to insert the link. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Deltabluz (talkcontribs) 18:37, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes, but Marchan's full name (and the said link to his own Wiki article) is already given earlier in Smith's article. Am I missing something here ?!
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 19:16, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

"In 1959, Ace Records erased Huey Smith's vocal track from the now classic single Smith composed, arranged and performed entitled "Sea Cruise", and replaced it with a vocal track by white singer Frankie Ford.[2] The tune was a huge hit for Ford.[8]"

---Several issues here. First, Ford's vocal on "Sea Cruise" was dubbed over Smith's instrumental backing track, but there is no evidence that the original vocal track was "erased". Plus, the vocal on Smith's recording was not sung by Smith. Smith was the band leader and piano player, while Marchan was the singers who sang the original version. So really what happened is that Ace Records used Smith's instrumental track, without Marchans vocals, and dubbed Ford's vocal onto it. Quite different from the incorrect info currently in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:47, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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1958 "Little Chickee Wah Wah" versus 1956 "Chickie Wah Wah"[edit]

I corrected the (common) error of misspelling the 1958 hit single by Huey and Jerry as "Little Chickie Wah Wah." It is actually "Little Chickee Wah Wah," as can be seen on the Vin 1000 record label. A completely different song by Bobby Marchan called "Chickie Wah Wah" came out in 1956. The songs bear no resemblance to one another lyrically or melodically. The fact that Marchan also sang with the Clowns has led those unfamiliar with the records to conflate the two songs and to misspell the Huey and Jerry song title as "Little Chickie Wah Wah." Musicologists may enjoy comparing Huey and Jerry's "Little Chickee Wah Wah" with the Leadbelly Louisiana children's song "Little Sally Walker"; the derivation is obvious, and this was during a time when many children's songs were being mined for the production of rhythm and blues songs (c.f. "Walking The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, with lyrics based on the hand-clapping game "Miss Mary Mack"). -- cat yronwode, not logged in (talk) 01:53, 18 September 2014 (UTC)


There's an image of Smith here, but it's on an album cover. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:27, 24 December 2016 (UTC)