Call my Wife

Song – Call My Wife

Call my wife Song by Linsey Alexander

Song Call My wife sang by Linsey Alexander (born July 23, 1942) is an American blues songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. He has been a fixture in clubs on Chicago’s North Side for nearly two decades and has played with numerous blues musicians.

Alexander’s interest in music started when a family friend he knew only as Otis taught him enough that when Otis left his guitar as a gift at Alexander’s home, he was able pick it up and play. Alexander concentrated on singing as a teenager and later developed his guitar playing. His early influences were blues, country music, and rock and roll, including the blues keyboardist Rosco Gordon and the rock-and-roll artists Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley.

Lyrics of song call my wife

Artist – Linsey Alexander

Album – Come Back Baby

Somebody call my wife
Tell her come downstairs and open the door for me

Somebody call my wife
Tell her come downstairs and open the door for me

I’m so drunk – lost my car and my house key

I’ve been drinking all day
I’ve been Smokin all night too

Yeah I’ve been drinking all day
I’ve been Smokin all night too
I’m so hungry I wanna eat – but I lost my false teeth

Somebody call my wife
Tell her come down my girlfriends house and get me
Somebody call my wife
Tell her come down my girlfriend house and get me

When I wake up in the morning and turn on the television
I’ll be on divorce court you see

Somebody call my wife (4x)

Somebody call my wife
I’m bout as drunk as I can be

Somebody call my wife
Tell her come down my girlfriends house and get me (2x)

When I get up in the morning and turn on the television
I’m gonna be on the divorce court you see

Somebody call my wife (5x)

I’m about as drunk as I can be…

Song from Album Come Back Baby

Chicago veteran Linsey Alexander received a big boost to his career with his first Delmark CD “Been There Done That” in 2012.  Two years later Linsey follows up with a further impressive selection that demonstrates what audiences in clubs like Kingston Mines, Rosa’s and Legends have been saying for years – the ‘Hoochie Man’ has the lot: a good guitar player with lots of stage presence, a solid vocalist and a strong songwriter.

On this baker’s dozen of tracks we get everything from classic slow blues, through shuffles and soul-inflected rockers to almost disco-funk.  Linsey wrote eleven of the songs and there are two covers.

The band is Linsey on vocals and guitar, Breezy Rodio on second guitar, Roosevelt Purifoy on keys, Greg McDaniel on bass and Pookie Styx on drums.  Billy Branch adds harp to three tracks and a horn section of Bill McFarland on trombone, Chris Neal on sax and Ryan Nyther on trumpet appear on most tracks to good effect.

Billy Branch’s harp opens “Call My Wife”, a shuffle in which Linsey tells us of being so drunk that he cannot find either house or car keys!  He’s been drinking all day, is starving hungry but has also lost his false teeth! 

A far more serious side of Linsey’s writing is “Things Done Changed” in which he tells us of how it used to be for a black man – eating out the back of a restaurant, having to travel at the back of the bus, using separate restrooms, etc. 

Musically this song works superbly with the  band in great form, the bubbling bass and twinkling piano providing interest and the horns playing a key support role, Linsey taking a short but nicely formed solo.

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