Little Willie John

Mister Little Willie John + Talk to Me (263366)

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Mister Little Willie John + Talk to Me

Little Willie John

Hoo Doo Records

8436028693726

HOO 123520

263366

RHYTHM AND BLUES

1

CD 8,22 €

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN BROUGHT SOUL TO BLUES BALLARDY AND HELPED
TO CHANGE THE WHOLE DIRECTION OF BLACK POPULAR MUSIC


2 LPs ON 1 CD

 
This release includes Little Willie John’s second and third albums: Talk To Me and Mister Little Willie John (both of which were recorded in 1958). These LPs offer a solid introduction into this man's special brand of soul balladry, musical feeling, passionate delivery and R&B innovation. He was one of James Brown’s primary influences, and Brown would later use a similar approach for his own more orchestrated ballads, such as "Prisoner of Love" and "It's a Man's Man's Man's World”. Here you’ll find the foot-tapping rhythms, spine-tingling styling and the sentimental mood renderings so typical of his personal appearances.

“His '50s work would play a great part in the way soul music would sound. Everyone from Sam Cooke to Jackie Wilson, B.B. King and Al Green has acknowledged his debt to this most overlooked of rock and soul pioneers.” (All Music Guide)

16-PAGE BOOKLET - RARE PHOTOS - VINTAGE MEMORABILIA - DETAILED LINER NOTES


LITTLE WILLIE JOHN, vocals.

Recorded in different locations between 1955 and 1958.

TRACKS:

MISTER LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
01 YOU’RE A SWEETHEART 2:50
02 LET’S ROCK WHILE THE ROCKIN’S GOOD 2:24
03 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME 2:19
04 HOME AT LAST 2:17
05 ARE YOU EVER COMING BACK 2:16
06 DON’T LEAVE ME MY DEAR 2:23
07 ALL MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU 2:46
08 SPASMS 2:50
09 WILL THE SUN SHINE TOMORROW 2:57
10 YOU GOT TO GET UP EARLY IN THE MORNING 2:26
11 A LITTLE BIT OF LOVING 2:20
12 WHY DON’T YOU HAUL OFF AND LOVE ME 2:34

TALK TO ME

13 TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME 2:48
14 I’VE BEEN AROUND 2:24
15 DRIVE ME HOME 2:36
16 I’LL CARRY YOUR LOVE WHEREVER I GO 2:47
17 NO MORE IN LIFE 2:39
18 UH UH BABY 2:14
19 PERSON TO PERSON 2:25
20 UNTIL YOU DO 2:21
21 TELL IT LIKE IT IS 2:28
22 DON’T BE ASHAMED TO CALL MY NAME 2:56
23 IF I THOUGHT YOU NEED ME 2:49
24 THERE IS SOMEONE IN THIS WORLD FOR ME 2:23

BONUS TRACKS
25 FEVER 2:45
26 DO SOMETHING FOR ME 3:02
27 ALL AROUND THE WORLD 3:00
28 LETTER FROM MY DARLING 2:34

TOTAL TIME: 70:48