Granville "Stick" Henely McGhee (March 23, 1917 – August 15, 1961) was an American guitarist (Brownie McGhee's younger brother) best known for his blues song "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee", one of the earliest prototypical rock and roll songs, which Jerry Lee Lewis and Mike Bloomfield's Electric Flag (as "Wine") covered. Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Walter Brown ("Brownie" McGhee ( November 30 1915 - February 16 1996) was a folk - Blues Singer The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed There are many candidates for the title of the first rock and roll record, but it is arguable whether any such thing exists Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American Rock and roll and Country music Singer, Songwriter For the astronaut see Michael J Bloomfield. Michael Bernard Bloomfield ( July 28 1943, Chicago, Illinois The Electric Flag, formed in 1967, was a Blues rock soul group led by Guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released The song lent its name to the alcoholic fruit drink "spodi"; the spo-dee-o-dee was a scat substitute for the original motherfucker. A spodi (many alternative spellings exist including "spodee" "spodee-odee" "sbodi" "sbodee" etc Motherfucker (also existing in countless contracted forms eg mofo muthafucka, or shortened to just "mother" is a common Insult and Profanity
He earned his nickname 'Stick', from pushing his polio-stricken older brother Brownie through the streets of Kingsport, on a cart that he propelled with a stick. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an acute viral Infectious disease spread from person to person primarily via Walter Brown ("Brownie" McGhee ( November 30 1915 - February 16 1996) was a folk - Blues Singer
McGhee grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee and first recorded "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee" - which his future record label, Atlantic Records, said he adapted from a drinking song he heard in the Army - in 1947 to little fanfare. Kingsport is a city in Hawkins and Sullivan counties in the U Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. The track was credited as being written by McGhee and J. Mayo Williams. A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Jay Mayo "Ink" Williams (September 25 1894 - January 2 1980 was a pioneering African-American producer of recorded Blues music A re-make in 1949 (as Stick McGhee and his Buddies) became a R&B hit. A Hit record is a Sound recording, usually in the form of a single or Album, that sells a large number of copies or otherwise becomes broadly popular or
His crisp guitar work may be heard on on some of Sonny Terry's 1947 Capitol sessions. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles Saunders Terrell, better known as Sonny Terry ( 24 October 1911, Greensboro, North Carolina - 11 March 1986, Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as 
1951's "Tennessee Waltz Blues" was another hit, as were several following singles, including "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show," "Jungle Juice", "Double Crossin' Liquor" "Six to Eight" and "Head Happy with Wine".
'Stick' McGhee died of lung cancer in 1961 in New York, and he was interred at the Long Island National Cemetery. Lung cancer is a Disease of uncontrolled Cell growth in tissues of the Lung. Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulenc 's Gloria The City of New York Long Island National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the village of Farmingdale, in Suffolk County New York.