Next week Jasmine Records release an excellent new Little Willie John compilation album. Litle Willie was one of the great R 'n B singers of the second half of the 1950s, recording the original hit versions of standards like "Fever" and "Need Your Love So Bad" while still in his teens. Sadly, after that things went a bit wonky and he ended up dead in jail at the age of 31.
The compilation is called "Sleep - The Singles As & Bs 1955-1961", which gives you a pretty good idea of what is on there. Willie was pretty prolific during that period, with the result that you get 60 top notch tunes for your money. At £10 for the CD and £7.50 to download it is a real bargain. You should buy it now.
To whet your appetite, as if it needs further whetting, here are three of the B-sides.
"Let Nobody Love You" - Little Willie John
"Right There" - Little Willie John
"Until You Do" - Little Willie John
And here is another Little Willy.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Little Willie Time
Posted by Ernie Goggins at 19:10
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It's too bad life took a bad turn for Willie - I'm sure he would have continued his success in the '60s. Thanks for including a few tracks from the new compilation. The sound quality is great!ReplyDelete