02) A Cottage For Sale
03) There's A Difference
04) I'm Sorry
05) My Love - Is
06) I Like To See My Baby
01) Walk Slow
02) The Very Thought Of You
03) Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me)
04) Loving Care
05) You Hurt Me
06) I'm Shakin'
...And Be Bop Wino returns. Happy New Year my little blues 'n' rhythm chums. Now that was a bit of an unexpected break for which I must apologise. There were reasons, however. Firstly, I caught some kind of 'flu / tummy bug which laid me low in the two weeks leading up to Christmas. Secondly, I blew my speakers when I sent a bunch of feedback through them while experimenting with connecting my turntable directly to my laptop via USB, and thirdly, my digitising software (Magix Audio Cleaning Lab) went haywire, making it very difficult to convert vinyl to WAV. I don't think I've ever been so close to chucking this blogging lark as I was during those weeks.
BUT - new speakers have been purchased and I now realise I haven't been hearing my music properly for years. New software is now in place, although the different interface takes a bit of getting used to. Oh yes and the shivers and sweats have subsided so I'm good to go again. Most importantly I'm getting a taste for the music again, so stand by for more rockin' and jazzy R&B sounds coming your way.
There's now a backlog of stuff to upload - more reconstitutions from Marv, a couple of wild, wild blues / R&B LPs from Charlie B which just came in today, and a massive edition of Joan Selects. And of course there's my own stuff, so we're gonna be busy around here for a while. So busy, in fact, that there will now be a change to the blog. The majority of posts will just be the music with a minimal write up. I may do the occasional "special" but time is tight so let's just get the music out there.
As for requests during my absence for re-ups, etc, I'll do my best to deal with them.
The first offering is from Marv and features Little Willie John whom I am pretty certain has barely featured on the blog. This King compilation was issued in February 1961 and consists mainly of singles released in 1959 / 1960. "I Like To See My Baby" a duet with Hank Ballard wasn't released as a single.
The Cash Box, 2nd February 1961
With thanks to Marv.