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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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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Music Department
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 2015 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.10 (2015) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?")
  Brimstone Terrace (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Cradle to Grave (2015) ... (performer: "When the Levee Breaks" - as Kansas Joe McCoy) / (writer: "When the Levee Breaks" - as Kansas Joe McCoy)
 2014/I Swing (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
 2013 Mob Short: An Inconvenient Affair (Short) (performer: "WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS" - as Kansas Joe) / (writer: "WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS" - as Kansas Joe)
 2012 What's the T? (Documentary) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right" - as Kansas Joe McCoy)
 2011 Land Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home to Roost (2011) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right?" - uncredited)
 2011 Ghost of New Orleans (writer: "When the Levee Breaks" - as Kansas Joe McCoy)
 2010 Fallout: New Vegas (Video Game) (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right? (Get Me Some Money Too!)")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (writer: "WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT (GET ME SOME MONEY TOO)" - uncredited)
 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?")
 2006 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Finals (2006) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
- Round 4 (2006) ... (writer: "Why Don't You Do Right")
 2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 Performance Show: Big Band (2004) ... (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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Stage: Wrote "Why Don't You Do Right?", used in "Peg: A Musical Autobiography", produced on Broadway. Book / new lyrics written by Peggy Lee. New music by Paul Horner. Musical Director: Larry Fallon. Vocal arrangements by Ray Charles. Music orchestrated by Artie Butler, Larry Fallon [final Broadway credit], Dominic Frontiere, Bill ... See more »

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