D: Gotta love a man with that kind of conviction and confidence, and backing band. The kind of man that makes a girl want to say “yes please” to a dreamy notion. Released in the best year for dreamy notions, 1964, on Sue Records. Good with his hands, he is also heard on this track playing piano like a champ.
In the early to mid 50s he was recording for Chess Records. From Memphis, he made a career for himself in Chicago. In 1949 he was recording for Apollo as Big Willie.
This tidbit under the Legacy section on his wikipedia just made me laugh aloud. “His coolly humorous, slightly effeminate style greatly impressed the English R&B singer and keyboard player, Georgie Fame.”
Jo Ann Campbell- I Changed My Mind Jack (1962)
D: A response track to Ray Charles hit the road Jack. Slamming tune.
D: Kids are amazing. I was a school teacher for several years in several continents before returning to a life fully immersed in my creative endeavors and music exploration/sharing. The last 10 year old to really and truly blow my socks off musically was a boy that went by Sugar and performed with The Crumb Brothers, taking lead on Seat in The Kingdom, also billed as The Hightower Brothers. It’s devastating beautifully and a truly perfect Mississippi Gospel tune that I think is timeless. Here is a link to it…
Do you know what else I love about youtube? Moments like this… Bobby Starr is actually… “The singers name is Nathan Wilkes and he recorded it when he was 10 years old…He contacted me through here about the A side…’Hey Cinderella’. I’d love a scan of the acetate to send him…he’s a proper gent!”cadlagh1
D: Off the album Take It Like You Give It.