Little Willie John All 15 of His Chart Hits from 1953-1962

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: King

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.All Around the World
  • Buy for $0.992.Need Your Love So Bad
  • Buy for $0.993.Fever
  • Buy for $0.994.Talk to Me, Talk to Me
  • Buy for $0.995.You're a Sweetheart
  • Buy for $0.996.Leave My Kitten Alone
  • Buy for $0.997.Let Them Talk
  • Buy for $0.998.Cottage For Sale
  • Buy for $0.999.Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Sleep
  • Buy for $0.9911.Walk Slow
  • Buy for $0.9912.The Very Thought of You
  • Buy for $0.9913.Spring Fever, (I've Got)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Now You Know
  • Buy for $0.9915.Take My Love (I Want to Give It All to You)

Product Description:

Little Willie John was a unique talent, with a voice that conveyed pain and hurt at an emotional pitch seldom encountered in pop music in the 1950s, or since. John's impassioned, gospel-tinged vocals influenced singers as diverse as Sam Cooke and John Lennon and paved the way for the concept of soul. This guy knew how to put himself over (he sang with both Duke Ellington and Count Basie's bands, remember), and his work for Syd Nathan's King Records from 1953 to 1962 is indispensable. This collection features his biggest hits for the label, including his best-known track, "Fever," which he co-wrote, and his first and last hits, "All Around the World" and "Sleep," and the incredible, burn-the-night-down vocals of "Need Your Love So Bad." A diminutive man with a volatile temper and a drinking problem, John stabbed a man and was sent to prison for manslaughter in 1966, where he died two years later at the age of 31, robbing the world of its first true soul singer, and his story is one of the most tragic in all of pop. The release has the same running order as King's 1996 issue under the same title, but sports different artwork. ~ Steve Leggett
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  • Sales Rank: 91,944
  • UPC: 792014013120
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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