Shorty Medlocke

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Shorty Medlocke
Born1910
OriginUnited States
Died1982
GenresDelta blues, hard rock
OccupationsSongwriter, musician
InstrumentsHarmonica, banjo, guitar
Years active1979–1982
Associated actsBlackfoot
Websitewww.michaelherring.com/shorty
 
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Shorty Medlocke
Born1910
OriginUnited States
Died1982
GenresDelta blues, hard rock
OccupationsSongwriter, musician
InstrumentsHarmonica, banjo, guitar
Years active1979–1982
Associated actsBlackfoot
Websitewww.michaelherring.com/shorty

Shorty Medlocke (born Paul Robert Medlock, 1910–1982) was an American delta blues and hard rock musician and composer. A descendant of the Blackfoot Confederacy, he is the grandfather of Rickey Medlocke of the Southern rock band Blackfoot.[1] His surname was originally spelt without an "e" on the end.

Starting in 1979, Shorty made contributions to Blackfoot's music. He wrote the Top 40 hit "Train Train" (released on the album Strikes), and played harmonica on the track.[1] For the follow-up album Tomcattin', Shorty co-wrote the song "Fox Chase" and gave the song a short introduction.[2] For Marauder, Shorty co-wrote "Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller" and played banjo on the track.[3] Shorty had also appeared on Blackfoot's 1975 debut album, No Reservations, singing a version of "Railroad Man" (which he also wrote).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greatest Hits liner notes. Flashback Records. 
  2. ^ "Fox Chase." Tomcattin', track 10.
  3. ^ "Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller." Marauder, track 8.

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