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Little Willie John was the personification of soul before the genre officially existed, ranking along legends Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Clyde McPhatter & Jackie Wilson. This in-depth collection opens with his first 12 singles (A & B sides), culled from King from 1955-57. It includes the original hit version of Fever (later patented by Peggy Lee), plus Home At Last, Need Your Love So Bad & Do Something For Me. Songwriters include Otis Blackwell, Henry Glover, Rose Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton, Titus Turner & others.
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He is not very well known nowadays but you only have to listen to his voice to realize that he is of the same level as Sam Cooke,Jackie Wilson and Otis Redding.
This CD has a good sound quality and contains his early hits, which are more 'rough' than his later work. For me this is pure soul! It is unbelievable that he is just 17 to 19 years old at these recordings.