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Little Junior Parker Singles Collection 1952-62

Little Junior Parker Singles Collection 1952-62

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Born in Mississippi in 1932, Herman “Junior” Parker moved with his family to Memphis in the ‘40s and grew up surrounded by the blues, learning harmonica and being mentored by the great Sonny Boy Williamson. He toured with Howlin’ Wolf and then with B.B. King and Bobby Bland in The Beale Streeters before forming The Blue Flames, and being spotted by Ike Turner, who recorded him for Modern Records. He signed to Sam Phillips’ Sun Records, before moving to the Duke label. He had developed what one critic called a “honeyed, velvet-smooth” voice, and as another writer said, “deserted downhome harmonica blues for uptown blues-soul music”, having ten R&B and pop hits during the ‘50s and into the 1960s.

Compiled here are all the A & B sides he released on the Modern, Sun and Duke labels during this era, also featured are his hits during this key first decade of his career. It includes the Top 10 R&B entries “Feelin’ Good”, “Next Time You See Me”, “In The Dark”, “Driving Wheel” and “Annie Get Yout Yo-Yo”. It also includes his original version of “Mystery Train”, recorded for Sun, which Elvis Presley recorded a couple of years later. It’s a fine showcase for an artist who has not generally had the attention which he merits and who was a fine songwriter, as well as a top-class and distinctive blues stylist.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 You're My Angel Little Junior and the Blue Flames
2 Bad Women, Bad Whiskey Little Junior and the Blue Flames
3 Feelin' Good Little Junior's Blue Flames
4 Fussin' And Fightin' Blues Little Junior's Blue Flames
5 Mystery Train Little Junior's Blue Flames
6 Love My Baby Little Junior's Blue Flames
7 Can't Understand Little Junior Parker
8 Dirty Friend Blues Little Junior Parker
9 Sittin' Drinkin' And Thinkin' Little Junior Parker
10 Please Baby Blues Little Junior Parker
11 Backtracking Little Junior Parker
12 I Wanna Ramble Little Junior Parker
13 There Better Not Be No Feet (In Them Shoes) Little Junior Parker and his Orchestra
14 Driving Me Mad Little Junior Parker and his Orchestra
15 Mother-In-Law Blues Little Junior Parker
16 That's My Baby Little Junior Parker
17 Next Time You See Me Little Junior Parker and Bill Harvey's Band
18 My Dolly Bee Little Junior Parker and Bill Harvey's Band
19 That's All Right Little Junior Parker and His Combo
20 Pretty Baby Little Junior Parker and His Combo
21 Pretty Little Doll Little Junior Parker with the Al Smith Orchestra
22 Peaches Little Junior Parker with the Al Smith Orchestra
23 Sitting And Thinking Little Junior Parker and his Band
24 Wondering Little Junior Parker and his Band
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Barefoot Rock Little Junior Parker and his Band
2 What Did I Do Little Junior Parker and his Band
3 Sweet Home Chicago Little Junior Parker and his Band
4 Sometimes Little Junior Parker and his Band
5 Five Long Years Little Junior Parker and his Band
6 I'm Holding On Little Junior Parker and his Band
7 Stranded Little Junior Parker and his Band
8 Blue Letter Little Junior Parker and his Band
9 Dangerous Woman Little Junior Parker
10 Belinda Marie Little Junior Parker
11 You're On My Mind Little Junior Parker and his Band
12 The Next Time Little Junior Parker and his Band
13 That's Just Alright Little Junior Parker
14 I'll Learn To Love Again Little Junior Parker
15 Stand By Me Little Junior Parker
16 I'll Forget About You Little Junior Parker
17 Seven Days Little Junior Parker
18 Driving Wheel Little Junior Parker
19 How Long Can This Go On Little Junior Parker
20 In The Dark Little Junior Parker
21 Annie Get Your Yo-Yo Little Junior Parker
22 Mary Jo Little Junior Parker
23 Sweeter As The Days Go By Little Junior Parker
24 I Feel Alright Again Little Junior Parker
25 Someone Somewhere Little Junior Parker
26 Foxy Devil Little Junior Parker
  • EAN:
    824046333720
  • Discs:
    2
  • Run Time:
    142 mins
  • Artist:
    Little Junior Parker
  • Release:
    May 2020
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3337