Clyde McCoy

Born: 
12/29/1903
City: 
Ashland
Region: 
Kentucky
Country: 
USA
Died: 
06/11/1990
Years Active: 
1920's-1980's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Cornet, Trumpet

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Clyde McCoy was a jazz trumpet player whose popularity spanned seven decades. He is best remembered for his theme song, "Sugar Blues", written by Clarence Williams and Lucy Fletcher. He co-founded Down Beat magazine in 1935 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard. McCoy developed a signature "wah-wah" sound in the late 1920s by fluttering a Harmon mute in the bell of his trumpet. In 1967, this distinctive sound was replicated for electric guitar with the introduction of the Vox Clyde McCoy Wah-Wah Pedal, the most significant guitar effect of its time. McCoy was a member of one of the families of the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Clyde McCoy 03/21/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/02/1937 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/03/1937 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/04/1937 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/05/1937 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/06/1937 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/07/1937 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/08/1937 Eastwood Gardens Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/30/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 07/31/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/01/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/03/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/04/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/06/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/07/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/08/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/10/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 08/11/1937 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 01/21/1938 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 01/22/1938 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 01/23/1938 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 01/24/1938 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 01/25/1938 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 01/26/1938 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA
Clyde McCoy 01/27/1938 Michigan Theater (D) Detroit Michigan USA

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