RARE ROCKING INSTR.78 BILL DOGGETT - LEAPS & BOUNDS M-!
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A REALLY EXCELLENT COPY OF THIS RARER ROCKING R&B INSTRUMENTAL 78 FROM BILL DOGGETTLEAPS & BOUNDS Bill Doggett
To many fans of rock and roll Bill Doggett's claim to fame rests solely on the instrumental riff that is the very backbone of "Honky Tonk."
In 1956, as teenagers scrambled to purchase the years hottest instrumental few realized that Doggett's contribution within the framework of the recording was obscured by the guitar and saxophone. Doggett didn't even play the bass or drums, that can be clearly heard by the discerning ear. Doggett played the Hammond organ.In a field dominated by performers around twenty, Doggett was almost twice that when he and his combo came up with the tune he is remembered for " Honky Tonk ." William Ballard Doggett was born February 16, 1916, on the north side of Philadelphia. At age nine, Doggett was attracted to the trumpet, but his family could not afford one. Bill's mother, Wynona, was a church pianist and his inspiration. Within a few years, he switched to the piano and was hailed as a child prodigy by the time he was thirteen. At fifteen, he formed his first combo, the Five Majors. While attending Central High School, he found work playing in the pit orchestra at the Nixon Grand theater with the Jimmy Gorman Band. Eventually, he inherited Gorman' ... read more