With the death of Amy Winehouse at age 27, there’s been a lot of talk about the “27 Club,” meaning music stars who died at the age of 27, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and various others. Why do people leave James Ramsey, better known as Baby Huey, off the list? Is it just because he was a few months shy of his 27th birthday when he died of a heart attack?
He was 400 pounds of psychedelic soul. His was the only band you could reasonably compare to Sly and the Family Stone. Personally, I’d take his one record The Baby Huey Story over the collected works of Cobain, Hendrix, Joplin, and the rest of the 27 Club.