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Jump Start

by Bill Coday

A sizzling serving of contemporary blues.
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jump Start
3:44 $0.99
2. Play Some Tyrone
3:23 $0.99
3. A Woman Needs Some Money
3:22 $0.99
4. Inside Your Head
3:35 $0.99
5. I'm Headed To The Top
3:37 $0.99
6. Put Your Fire Out
3:38 $0.99
7. Stacking
3:12 $0.99
8. One Side Love Affair
3:39 $0.99
9. You Set Me Up
3:30 $0.99
10. I'm Headed To The Top Extended Version
4:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
My big break came in 1969 when I met today's "Queen of the Blues", Ms. Denise LaSalle. Denise and her former husband, Bill Jones, owned Crajon Records. They signed me to their label, changing my name from "Chicago Willie" to "Bill Coday."

The first record for Crajon was "I Get High on Your Love" followed by "Sixty Minute Teaser." They did fairly well, but it was the next record that would launch my career in the R&B field. "Get Your Lies Straight" ,written and produced by Denise LaSalle, was a huge hit and soared to the top of the R&B charts. This record was recorded at the famed Hi Studios in Memphis, Tennessee with the legendary Willie Mitchell arranging the music. This record established me as an up and coming blues singer and I've been a dynamic showbiz show-stopper ever since.

Crajon Records promoted "Get Your Lies Straight" in any markets, then leased the master to Fantasy/Galaxy Records in Berkeley, California so the record could be promoted more heavily. I continued to record for Galaxy, releasing "When You Find a Fool, Bump His Head" in 1970, and "Let Me Be Your Handyman" in 1971. Although these were decent sellers, they didn't get the push they deserved. I was discouraged with Galaxy. In 1973,Denise helped me to get signed with Epic Records where they released "I'm Back To Collect." The song hit the charts with a bullet. I later signed with Ecko records and released 6 albums. In April of 2005, I launched my independent record label, B&J Records. The first release entitled "Jump Start," is hot and is sure to steadily climb the Blues charts across the nation.



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a must have
if you like mel waiters, johnny taylor, well you'll enjoy this cd.

Teddy & Sarah Jackson

T & S Entertainment
This CD is hot. If you love Blues this is the cd. I followed Bill Coday music over the years and he always has hits. Keep up the grind.. Sarah and Teddy Jackson

Play Some Coday
Coday leaves Ecko Records and goes the independent route for this funky southern soul effort. The title track is a "Love Gangsta"-type synth jam with Coday asking for a woman to "jump start" his love. Just like he did with Johnnie Taylor ("We Miss You, Johnnie" & "If Johnnie Were Here Today"), he cuts a soul tribute to the late Tyrone Davis ("Play Some Tyrone") with verses and phrasing that recall Tyrone's Chicago-soul days on Dakar. Nice touch. The almost bluesy "You Set Me Up" places Coday closer to where he's most comfortable (more blues on this disc would have been nice). The memorable "Stacking" is a nasty ditty lyrically ("I like what your stacking do you want what I'm packing") but has one of the better hooks. "I'm Headed To The Top" & "Inside Your Head" continue the upbeat dance-flow of the disc. "Put The Fire Out" is Johnnie Taylor-like bedroom ballad where Coday offers to help ease a neglected woman's sensual burden. This is a big improvement over his tepid last effort. The overall production doesn't match Ecko's big sound but Coday is riding in first class on this effort so he gets better material. His voice ain't what it used to be but the man can still sing with some grit and humor. May the chitlin circuit give this one a boost up.