Known as one of the earliest local spinners of the blues, Kae Williams broke into radio around 1945. He was the second African American to be hired in radio. He worked for numerous Philadelphia area radio stations, including, WDAS , WHAT and WCAM, WIBG. In the mid-1950s, Kae and his group - the Silhouettes - had a monster hit with "Get a Job," which was originally released on his own Junior records and later released on Herald/Ember records.
Kae also was responsible for another Philadelphia based group, The Sensations featuring Yvonne Baker, whose song "Let me In," reached the second spot on the R & B charts in 1962. Other Philadelphia artist whose success is related to the man Kae Williams are, Solomon Burke; Lee Andrews and the Hearts; Moses Davis; and Doc Bagby.
If there is a musical genre that Philadelphia has which Kae was solely responsible for promoting it is the Blues. In fact he was dubbed "Daddy of the Blues." When blues was kind of a step-child on the music scene in Philly back in the late 50's, Kae specialized in playing nothing but the blues. Only Kae Williams was giving shows featuring the likes of B.B. King, Little Richard, Ike Turner's Revue and Bobby Blue Bland..
If there is a pioneer of the Blues as far radio is concerned, it is Philadelphia's own , Daddy Kae (Loudmouth Williams).
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