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Joe McCoy (I) (1905–1950)

Blues guitarist Joe McCoy was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta town of Raymond. He taught himself to play guitar and was soon working at parties and picnics in the area around Jackson, MS, with his brother Charlie. In the mid-1920s he moved to Memphis, TN, and teamed up with Memphis Minnie and Jed Davenport's Beale Street Jug Band. In 1929,... See full bio »

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 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
 2011 Land Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home to Roost (2011) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited)
 2011 Little Murder (writer: "When the Levee Breaks" - as Kansas Joe McCoy)
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited)
 2008 Cathouse: The Musical (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 2007 Honeydripper (writer: "Why Don't You Do It Right")
 2006 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 (2006) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 1998 Dance with Me (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
 1991 Bugsy (writer: "WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT? (GET ME SOME MONEY TOO)" (1947))
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 1984 Swing Shift (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
 1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited)
 1943 Stage Door Canteen (lyrics: "Why Don't You Do Right" (1941) - uncredited) / (music: "Why Don't You Do Right" (1941) - uncredited)
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 2004 The Keeper
4th Man
 2001 Lola
1st Old Man in Cafe
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 2010 Cascadia (co-director)
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 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (composer: song "Why Don't You Do Right")

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Album: "Harlem Hamfats, 1936-1939" (Document Records). See more »

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