Joe Liggins ( born July 9, 1915 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, † July 26, 1987 in Lynwood, California ) was an American jazz and blues pianist who successfully in the 1940s and 1950s with his band Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers had. Her biggest hit was The Honeydripper (1945 ), which has been sold over two million copies.
Born in Oklahoma, Liggins lived from 1932 in San Diego, California. In 1939 he moved to Los Angeles, where he played in various bands, most recently with " Sammy Franklin 's California Rhythm Rascals ". When Franklin refused to admit the song composed by Liggins The Honeydripper, Liggins formed his own band. The play was a hit, the others followed, among them Got a Right to Cry, Tanya (later known in the version of Earl Hooker ) and Roll ' Em
1950 followed Liggins after the collapse of the record company Eclusive Records his brother Jimmy to Specialty Records, where he had a number of hits, such as Rag Mop, Boom -Chick -A- Boogie, Pink Champagne and Little Joe 's Boogie. The late 1950s success was after, but Joe Liggins remained until his death in 1987 as a bandleader active.
Liggins in 1992 was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.