Young Jessie I'm Gone

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CD Details

  • Released: November 1, 1995
  • Label: Ace Records UK

Tracks:

  • 1.Mary Lou
  • 2.Lonesome Desert
  • 3.Rabbit On A Log
  • 4.Don't Think I Will
  • 5.Well Baby
  • 6.Nothing Seems Right
  • 7.Down At Haydens
  • 8.I Smell A Rat
  • 9.Why Do I Love You
  • 10.Pretty Soon
  • 11.Oochie Coochie
  • 12.Don't Happen No More
  • 13.Hit, Git And Split
  • 14.Here Comes Henry
  • 15.Hot Dog
  • 16.Do You Love Me
  • 17.Well Baby
  • 18.Pretty Soon
  • 19.Do You Love Me
  • 20.Station ID For The Mad Lad On KMDA
  • 21.Hit, Git And Split
  • 22.I Hear You Knocking
  • 23.Maybellene

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Ray Topping.
This overview of Young Jessie's Modern recordings has a bunch of his mid-1950s singles, the 1953 "Rabbit on a Log"/"Down at Hayden's" single he did as part of the Hunters (which also included Richard Berry), and a few leftovers that weren't issued until subsequent compilation LPs, as well as a couple of unissued tracks that make their debut here. I'm Gone offers fun, witty, sometimes wise-guy R&B that should appeal to fans of Richard Berry, the Robins, and the early Coasters. Young Jessie had a lower, throatier voice than many of his peers, (but not a worse one), which meshes well with the typically accomplished Modern house band backups led by Maxwell Davis. As is the case with many such compilations of minor R&B/early rock & roll singers from the time, the material could stand to be more diverse. The original version of "Mary Lou," Young Jessie's best and most famous recording, is here in a version that is notably cheerier in melodic structure and delivery than Ronnie Hawkins' subsequent rockabilly hit cover. Leiber-Stoller fans will want to check this out for three of their more obscure tunes: "I Smell a Rat" (originally written for Big Mama Thornton), "Hot Dog" (also done by Elvis Presley, though the Young Jessie version didn't come out until 1982), and "Here Comes Henry" (which Leiber-Stoller co-wrote with G. Motola). ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 029667160728
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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