Joe Liggins

Born: 
07/09/1915
City: 
Guthrie
Region: 
Oklahoma
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/26/1987
Years Active: 
1930's-1987
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Piano
Played With: 

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Joe Liggins was an American pianist who was the frontman with the band, Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers.

His band was often a staple on the US Billboard R&B chart in those years, with their biggest hit being "The Honeydripper", released in 1945. That single topped the R&B chart, then called the race chart, for 18 weeks. More than 60 years later, "The Honeydripper" remains tied with Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" for the longest-ever stay at the top of that chart. It logged a reported two million sales.