Big Daddy Green
Big Daddy Green – a Louisiana singer with vocals to match his name. His first 45 was a bit of a disappointment (no it's not the Chris de Burgh song thank God) but his second was much stronger. Taken at a standstill pace You Gave Me A Reason To Live features his gruff tones over a simple but effective rhythm section with a lively bluesy lead guitar. Love the band’s shouts of encouragement towards the end of the track as well.
UPDATE ~ Green's real name was Louis Charles Green and he came from Dayton, TX but spent most of his life in Lake Charles, LA. He played with swamp pop artists Cookie & the Cupcakes, Rockin' Sidney and the Alfred Pete group. He sadly passed away on 18 May 1998 aged 63.
Lady in red / Mama ekue kie doo ~ ANLA 103 (1968)
You gave me a reason to live / Who done it (who drained the pool) ~ ANLA 114 (1970)
Note ~ The artist Charles Greene would seem to be another guy altogether.
Thanks to Greg Burgess for the extra info and for the sad news about Green's death.