“We thought he was terrible, because we thought he couldn’t sing,” Ms. McCoy recalled.
But her song, written with long-time partner Charles Singleton, Trying to Get to You, ended up in the Pelvis’s Sun Sessions.
Her first hit was also Big Maybelle’s first hit, Gabbin’ Blues, with Rose Marie offering up the dozens.
She died earlier this week. I’d never heard of her until I read her obituary this morning.
There was a biography written about McCoy a couple of years ago, called Thought We Were Writing the Blues: But They Called It Rock ‘n’ Roll.