Little Junior Parker

Driving Wheel (600920)

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Driving Wheel

Little Junior Parker

Soul Jam

8436559466240

SOU 155655

600920

BLUES

1

CD 8,26 €

16 BONUS TRACKS WITH RARE PHOTOS AND VINTAGE MEMORABILIA!

The legendary Little Junior Parker is considered more of an R&B stylist with distinct blues leanings than a true blues artist. He could sing in a harder yet soulful R&B style and then switch to a smoother sound sometimes reminiscent of the great Charles Brown, or Bobby “Blue” Bland. As consistently modern a bluesman as he insisted on being, he’d placed his Sonny Boy Williamson-influenced harmonica interjections on the back burner to emphasize his smoothly burnished vocals on R&B-styled material. Although Junior Parker had been on the scene since the early 1950s (recording numerous singles for different labels), his first long play was not issued until 1962 (by Duke Records). This essential CD edition includes Parker’s debut album, Driving Wheel, in its entirety. Parker’s exceptional touch and versatility can be heard across these tracks, which consist of a magnificent mix of emotional blues, jump tunes, electrifying moments, and soulful slow-tempo numbers. In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered collector’s release contains 16 bonus tracks, among them the cornerstone “Mystery Train,” recorded at Sun Studio in October 1953 (the song would gain greater fame with Elvis Presley’s later cover).

PERSONNEL:

LITTLE JUNIOR PARKER,vocals and harmonica, plus:
CLARENCE HOLLIMON, guitar
WAYNE BENNET, guitar
JOHNNY BROWN, guitar
VERNON HEARD, bass
JABO STARKS, drums
THEODORE ARTHUR, tenor saxophone
CHARLES CRAWFORD, baritone saxophone
JOHN BROWNING, trumpet
TOMMY NEVUE, trumpet, among others.

Further personnel information is detailed inside.
Recorded in Chicago and Nashville, between 1960 and 1962.

TRACK-LISTING:

01. Driving Wheel
02. I Need Love So Bad
03. Foxy Devil
04. Someone Broke This Heart Of Mine
05. How Long Can This Go On?
06. Yonder’S Wall
07. Annie Get Your Yo-Yo
08. Tin Pan Alley
09. Someone Somewhere
10. Seven Days
11. The Tables Have Turned
12. Sweet Talking Woman
13. Mystery Train
14. Mary Jo
15. That’S Just Alright
16. I’Ll Forget About You
17. Stand By Me
18. Peaches
19. Next Time You See Me
20. Blue Letter
21. Pretty Baby
22. I’M Holding On
23. Sometimes
24. That’S My Baby
25. What Did I Do
26. Wondering
27. Barefoot Rock
28. Sweet Home Chicago