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DOUG MAYS
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SOUTHERN SOUL
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COME OUT AND PLAY
Today #20 in Southern Rock subgenre
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DEVIL TO PAY
Today #51 in Blues General subgenre
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BAYOU MUSIC
Today #66 in Cajun/Zydeco subgenre
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SATURDAY NIGHT IN JAMAICA
Peak position #15
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RHUMMED UP
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DOUG MAYS, A MASTER OF DELTA AND CARRIBEAN, MISSISSIPI CAJUN MUSIC.
Band/artist history
ABOUT THE ARTIST DOUG MAYS SEPT 21, 2006 DOUG MAYS, AT THE TENDER AGE OF 14, STARTED HIS PROFESSIONAL MUSIC CAREER AT THE GUNGA-DEN IN THE FRENCH QUARTER, NEW ORLEANS, LA. ON FAMOUS BOURBON STREET AT THE AGE OF 18 MAYS WAS SIGNED TO HIS FIRST RECORD DEAL BY HUEY MOUX, LEGENDARY PRODUCER OF BJ THOMAS, FREDDIE FENDER, and JOHNNY WINTER IN ASSOCIATION WITH JOHNNY CASHS SON-IN-LAW, MIKE DANIEL. MEGA RECORD RELEASE YOU VE GOT TO MAKE IT CHARTED IN SEVERAL CITIES AROUND THE USA AT AGE 20 MAYS WAS SIGNED TO MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND PUBLISHING AS A STAFF WRITER. MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND STUDIO IS KNOWN AS A RECORDING MECCA FOR ARTISTS SUCH AS TRAFFIC, BOB SEGER, BOB DILLON, PAUL SIMON AND MANY OTHERS. MAYS FIRST RELEASE AS A STAFF WRITER WAS MISSISSIPPI FUNK ON BELL RECORDS, RECORDED BY THE MAYS LED GROUP STORM OF NYC. MAYS WROTE, SANG, AND PLAYED BASS ON MISSISSIPPI FUNK WHICH WENT TO NUMBER ONE IN MOST CITIES OF THE DEEP SOUTH INCLUDING, LITTLE ROCK, AR. BILOXI, MISS TO NAME A FEW. IN 1974 THE MAYS PENNED MISSISSIPPI FUNK WAS A TOP 10 RECORD IN ALL OF SOUTH AMERICA. IN THE EARLY 80S, MAYS WAS SIGNED TO A FIVE YEAR CONTRACT BY RICK HALL OF FAME MUSIC STUDIO, MUSCLE SHOALS, AL. WHOSE HITS INCLUDE SONGS OF WILSON PICKETT, OSMOND BROTHERS AND ARETHA FRANKLIN. MAYS IN THE MID 1980S OWNED HIS OWN RECORD LABEL,DASMA RECORDS RELEASING ESCAPE TO PARADISE WHICH WENT TOO NUMBER ONE IN DUTCH, FRENCH AND BRITISH WEST INDIES. IN THE MID 90S DOUG MAYS DISCOVERED, MANAGED AND PRODUCED BLUES SINGER FELICIA DIVINE WHOSE ALBUM DOMESTIC ENGINEER WENT TOP TWENTY NATIONWIDE ON INTERNET RADIO MP3 AND WENT TO NUMBER ONE IN MOBILE, AL. PENSACOLA, FL. TO NAME A FEW CITIES. TO CONTACT DOUG MAYS CALL OR WRITE TO RUSS WOOLEN PUBLISHING, PO BOX 1873, ANTIOCH, TN 37011 615-469-1410
Have you performed in front of an audience?
NASHVILLE TENNESSEE AND SOUTHEAST US
Your musical influences
MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND
What equipment do you use?
VOCAL CORDS AND GUITAR
Anything else?
WITH OR WITHOUT A BAND
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