Lady J Huston – Groove Me Baby


Lady J Huston - Groove Me Baby

Lady J Huston – Groove Me Baby
Format: CD
Label: Earwig Music – Unisun Productions
Release: 2023

Release date: May 19, 2023

Joyce Huston (pronounced Houston) earned her moniker “Lady J” while attending Howard University as a Music Theory/Composition major (Dean’s List). Her debut full length studio album, ‘Groove Me Baby,’ is a reflection of all that Huston is (singer, songwriter, trumpeter, music director, arranger, and producer) and has accomplished in her career that began as a child dancer on shows with her mother Loyce Huston and led to an array of awards and high-profile appearances. For the big production on the twelve new tracks Huston enlisted over 30 musicians including four guitarists, three drummers, several bassists, keys, vocalists, a horn section (which includes Lady J) and the 18-piece Jazz Edge Orchestra from St Louis all backing her fiery vocals, trumpet, and flugelhorn playing.

Lady J was inspired to sing and dance by her mother, Loyce (Pickens) Huston, a highly acclaimed songstress amongst St. Louis for Gospel, Jazz & Blues. She helped launch the careers of many musicians and entertainers. In her teens, Lady J got her first taste of fame with a national star as vocalist with Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer, Johnnie Johnson (a.k.a. Father of Rock ’n Roll piano), who was Chuck Berry’s original pianist in which the song “Johnny B. Good” was written in honor of.

At 18, she began touring the United States with the legendary Blues & Rock ’n Roll Hall of Famer, Albert “Blues Boy” King band for several years as lead Trumpeter, then horn section leader, and eventually moved up the ranks as Music Director, as well as opening act while being the only female in the band. She performed amongst music legends such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Millie Jackson, Bo Didley, KoKo Taylor, and many others.


01. Your Call
02. Mean Stud Lover’s Blues
03. I Want a Man Like That
04. Tearing Me Apart
05. Born Under a Bad Sign
06. Corona You Make Me Sick! (Remix)
07. Hide-Away (Remix)
08. Groove Me Baby
09. Messin’ Around on Da Bayou (aka Messin’ ‘Round in Da Bayou)
10. 500 Pounds Good Gizzay
11. Mean Stud Lover’s Blues (Background)
12. At Last (Live)