Charles Williams

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Charles Hungry Williams, c. 1957 | Copyright control | tc294

Charles “Hungry” Williams was born on 12th February, 1935 and died on 10th May, 1986 from Paget’s disease. He worked mainly as a session drummer in New Orleans. In 1955 he recorded the single ‘So Glad She’s Mine’ for Checker. He was introduced to Chess by A&R man and bandleader Paul Gayten. Among the many recordings he played on as a drummer are Huey ‘Piano’ Smith’s ‘Don’t You Just Know It’, Fats Domino’s ‘Ida Jane’ and Smiley Lewis’s ‘Go On Fool’.

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