(During the period covered by this compilation, Little Willie John was moving into more orchestrated, pop-oriented material and arrangements than he’d used on his initial mid-’50s R&B hit singles for the King label. The change wasn’t at all for the worse; he still put a lot of bluesy feeling into this form of blues-R&B-pop-rock & roll, getting his two biggest pop hits with ‘Talk to Me, Talk to Me’ and ‘Spasms’. Though, it’s not all orchestrated R&B-pop here, by any means: there are pretty hot jump blues, ballads, and more straightforward rock & roll on ‘Leave My Kitten Alone,’ which would be covered by the Beatles in 1964. An interesting transitional period from one of the greatest R&B singers of all-time, documented here on LP.
Tracks Side A: 1. Talk To Me, Talk To Me 2. Spasms 3. You’re A Sweetheart 4. Let’s Rock While The Rockin’s Good 5. Tell It Like It Is 6. Don’t Be Ashamed To Call My Name 7. Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me 8. All My Love Belongs To You. Side B:
9. I’ll Carry Your Love Wherever You Go 10. No Regrets 11. Made For Me 12. No More In Life 13. Leave My Kitten Alone 14. Let Nobody Love You 15. Let Them Talk 16. Right There 17. My Love – Is)
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