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Louis, Missouriat Christmas, The song was first published in and first recorded inby Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians. A version by Lloyd Price reached number one on the Billboard Hot in Louis, Missouri in the late 19th century.
He was nicknamed Stag Lee or Stack Lee, with a variety of explanations being given: he was given the nickname because he "went stag", meaning he was without friends; he took the nickname from a well-known riverboat captain called Stack Lee; or, according to John and Erwann Kermorvant, Axelle Renoir - 36 quai des orfèvres Lomaxhe took the name from a riverboat owned by the Lee family of Memphis called the Stack Leewhich was known for its on-board prostitution.
Lyons was also a member of St. Louis' underworld, and may have been a political and business rival to Shelton. Eventually, the two men got into a dispute, during which Lyons took Shelton's Stetson hat. He was paroled inbut returned to prison in for assault and robbery. He died in incarceration in The crime quickly entered into American folklore and became the subject of song, as well as folktales and toasts. Charlie Lee, the piano thumper". That year, musicologist John Lomax received a partial transcription of the song,  and intwo versions were published in the Journal of American Folklore by the sociologist and historian Howard W.
The song was first recorded by Waring's Pennsylvanians inand became a hit. Ma Rainey recorded the song the following year, with Louis Armstrong on cornetand a version was recorded by Frank Hutchison in Handy wrote that this probably was a nickname for a tall person, comparing him to Stagger Lee - The McCoys - The McCoys tall smokestack of the large steamboat Robert E.
Handy wrote that explanation in"Stack O' Lee" was already familiar in United States popular culture, with recordings of the song made by such pop singers of the day as Cliff Edwards. The version by Mississippi John Hurtrecorded inis regarded as definitive. Several older versions give Billy's last name as "De Lyons" or "Deslile". Price also recorded a toned-down version of the song that changed the shooting to an argument between two friends for his appearance on Dick Clark 's American Bandstand.
Tommy Roe 's version of the song went to number Stagger Lee - The McCoys - The McCoys on the Billboard Hot and number 17 on the Canadian Singles Chart. John included a version on his album Dr. John's Gumbo. The Grateful Dead recorded a version of the tale which focuses on the fictionalized hours after the death of "Billy DeLyon", when Billy's wife Delia tracks down Stagger Lee in a local saloon and "she shot him in the balls" in revenge for Billy's death.
It was recorded in but not published until in the album Something New Under the Son. A version by the Fabulous Thunderbirds can be found on the Porky's Revenge soundtrack Also Stagger Lee still has problems in bars, and ends up shooting not only a bartender, but also another rival also called Billy. This version retakes a street "toast poem" on Stagolee. Jackson 's character sings a boastful version of the song from Stagger Lee's perspective, titled "Stackolee".
This version is based on R. Burnside 's rendition which can be heard on the album Well, Well, Well. Blues musician Keb' Mo' performs his version in a scene from the film Honeydripper. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Stagger Lee disambiguation.
Main article: Lee Shelton. Stagolee Shot Billy. Boston: Harvard University Press. Brown summarizes what little is known about this club as follows: "The Four Hundred Club was Stagger Lee - The McCoys - The McCoys 'social club,' but such clubs always had a moral front.
The Four Hundred Club may have been a type of black-and-tan club, catering to an interracial clientele, and as such would have been under pressure from reform policies.
Louis Star-Sayingsin which a member of the club states, "Mr. Based on the statements of witnesses Cecil Brown retells the incident as follows: "Then Lyons Fate (As A Chasm) - Nina Kraviz - Fabric 91 Shelton's Stetson. When Shelton demanded it back, Lyons said no. Harvard University Press. Keystone Folklore Quarterly. Retrieved March 20, Retrieved 17 February American Blues Scene.
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