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(Modern Harmonic) 12 tracks Released by King in 1956, the LP Fever is Willie's defining... more

Little Willie John: Fever (LP)

(Modern Harmonic) 12 tracks

Released by King in 1956, the LP Fever is Willie's defining artistic statement, including all his biggest hits, capturing him in his prime and making his legacy crystal-clear. This analog reissue – complete with the original cover, cut directly from the original King master tapes and pressed on colored vinyl at RTI – is Willie in his prime, the way the world first heard him!

In his 30 years, marked by stardom and tragedy, Little Willie John (1937-1968) left one hell of a legacy. Arkansas-born, raised in Detroit, the onetime teen gospel singer became an R&B prodigy when legendary A&R man Henry Glover signed John to King Records in 1955. The hits started immediately with "All Around The World," followed in 1956 by "Need Your Love So Bad" (written by Willie's brother Mertis), as well as "Letter From My Darling" and "Do Something For Me."

All of those hits left their mark, but one song forever defined his legacy: the smoky, sensual ballad "Fever." It became his only # 1 R&B single in 1956. Peggy Lee's 1958 cover version soared to the pop Top Ten, becoming both her signature tune and an American standard, recorded by many, among them Elvis Presley, the McCoys and the Cramps. Covers by Madonna and Beyonce returned it to the Top Ten.

Article properties: Little Willie John: Fever (LP)

  • Interpret: Little Willie John

  • Album titlle: Fever (LP)

  • Price code VLP2
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label MODERN HARMONIC

  • Year of publication 2018
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0090771805515

  • weight in Kg 0.26
John, Little Willie - Fever (LP) LP 1
01 Fever Little Willie John
02 I'm Stickin' With You Baby Little Willie John
03 Do Something For Me Little Willie John
04 Love, Life And Money Little Willie John
05 Suffering With The Blues Little Willie John
06 Dinner Date Little Willie John
07 All Around The World Little Willie John
08 Need Your Love So Bad Little Willie John
09 Young Girl Little Willie John
10 Letter From My Darling Little Willie John
11 I've Got To Go Cry Little Willie John
12 My Nerves Little Willie John
Little Willie John Talk To Me, Talk To Me Little Willie John is the story here: his... more
"Little Willie John"

Little Willie John

Talk To Me, Talk To Me

Little Willie John is the story here: his devastatingly soulful performance ran the gamut from gentle pleading to outright insistence. This became a big hit (#20 pop and #5 R&B) and later became one of the highlights of Willie’s stage show. The composer, Joe Seneca, is a story in his own right, though.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, (where he went to the same high school as sprinter Jesse Owens, writer Langston Hughes, and bandleader Noble Sissle) he began performing as Joe McGhee with a song and dance trio originally called the Jungle Bugs and then the Three Riffs. As well as writing Talk To Me, he wrote Break It To Me Gently (a hit for Brenda Lee and Juice Newton). In 1981, Seneca made his Broadway debut in 'The Little Foxes' with Elizabeth Taylor, and starred in feature films like 'The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3' and 'Crossroads', as well as on television programs like 'The Cosby Show'.

He died in 1996 of an asthma attack. Seneca profited in a major way four times from this composition: once when Willie John recorded it and again when Sunny and the Sunglows recorded it in 1963. Freddy Fender made it into a country hit in 1978, and Mickey Gilley took it to the top of the country charts in 1983. 

 

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Tracklist
John, Little Willie - Fever (LP) LP 1
01 Fever
02 I'm Stickin' With You Baby
03 Do Something For Me
04 Love, Life And Money
05 Suffering With The Blues
06 Dinner Date
07 All Around The World
08 Need Your Love So Bad
09 Young Girl
10 Letter From My Darling
11 I've Got To Go Cry
12 My Nerves