Little Willie John – The Sweet, The Hot, The Teenage Beat


Little Willie John was an American R&B singer who performed most successful in the mid-fifties. He had a string of R&B hits, including the original version of “Need Your Love So Bad”, (later Fleetwood Mac) and his million-seller “Fever” (later Peggy Lee). In The mid-fifties James Brown opened shows for John and even recorded a tribute album. Mark Lanegan wrote and recorded “Like Little Willie John” for his 2004 ‘Bubblegum’ album. Little Willie John died in prison (aged 30) and was posthumously inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in 1996. This is a smokin’ compilation of John’s greatest jams. The remastering only brings a needed exuberance to the original tracks, without disturbing the integrity. It compiles 20 jams onto one album leaving the listener gleeful. A must have.

2019 reissue + 8 bonus tracks
Label: Vinyl Passion
Cat. # VP90108


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