Clyde Lee McCoy[1] (December 29, 1903 –
June 11, 1990), was an American jazz
trumpeter whose popularity spanned seven
decades. He is best remembered for his
theme song, "Sugar Blues", written by
Clarence Williams and Lucy Fletcher, and
well as the co-founder of Down Beat
magazine in 1935.[1] The song hit in 1931
and 1935, in Columbia and Decca versions,
and returned to Billboard magazine's
Country (Hillbilly) chart in 1941. It was also
played with vocals, by Bob Wills and his
Texas Playboys, Fats Waller and Ella
Fitzgerald. Johnny Mercer had a vocal hit in
1947. McCoy was a member of one of the
families of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, and was
based at various times in Los Angeles, New
York City, and at Chicago's Drake Hotel,
where he first performed "Sugar Blues" in
1930. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard.
Wikipedia Artist Biography - Clyde McCoy
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