Shorty Medlocke
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Shorty Medlocke
Shorty Medlocke
OriginUnited States
GenresDelta blues, hard rock
Songwriter, musician
InstrumentsHarmonica, banjo, guitar

Shorty Medlocke (born Paul Robert Medlock, 20 July 1912 - 6 August 1982)[1] was an American blues, country and bluegrass musician and banjo player. He is the grandfather of Rickey Medlocke of the Southern rock bands Blackfoot and Lynyrd Skynyrd.[2] Despite his stage name "Medlocke" his real surname officially is spelled without an "e" on the end.[1]

Starting in 1969, Shorty made contributions to Blackfoot's music. He wrote the Top 40 hit "Train Train" (released on the album Strikes), and played harmonica on the track.[2] For the follow-up album Tomcattin', Shorty co-wrote the song "Fox Chase" and gave the song a short introduction.[3] For Marauder, Shorty co-wrote "Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller" and played banjo on the track.[4] Shorty had also appeared on Blackfoot's 1975 debut album, No Reservations, singing a version of "Railroad Man" (which he also wrote).


  1. ^ a b Find A Grave Paul Robert "Shorty" Medlock
  2. ^ a b Greatest Hits liner notes. Flashback Records.
  3. ^ "Fox Chase." Tomcattin, track 10.
  4. ^ "Rattlesnake Rock 'n' Roller." Marauder, track 8.

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