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Program Director/Music Director Marcellus "The Bassman" Shepard selects new releases from legends to emerging artists, that you'll want to add to your playlist.

Thursday Morning Jam Sessions: Charles Big Daddy Stallings

Charles Big Daddy Stallings
Charles Big Daddy Stallings

On his new album “I Like It When They Call Me Big Daddy,” Charles Big Daddy Stallings continues his mission to combine Soul Blues, R&B, and traditional Blues progressions with stories that take listeners on a “Bluesical Journey” from Tobacco Road to the Fast Lane of Urban/Boogie Boulevard. Staying true to his tradition, “Big Daddy” calls on local and regional artists as musical guests to support his vision.

Born in Columbia, S.C., but raised on a farm with ten siblings in Hobbsville, N.C., Stallings “lived The Blues everyday” — turning to music for his escape. “Big Boss Man” by Jimmy Reed was the first song he learned to play before migrating to Baltimore, MD. In 2005 “One Night Lover” Peaked at #1 on XM Radio (Bluesville) and on The Midnite Special Blues Radio Show in Paris, France. The Single “4x4 Woman” also received an Honorable Mention Distinction in The 16th Annual Billboard World Song Contest from over 1500 entries. “Big Daddy’s” 2nd and 3rd CD’s “Blues Evolution” (2007) and “Blues Party” (2009) received Global Attention with Strong Reviews in Blues Matters and Blues & Soul (U.K.) IL Blues (Italy) and Soul Bag (France) Magazines.

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