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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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Little Willie John: All 15 Of His Chart Hits 1953-62 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDKCD5004
 

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(1995/King) 15 Tracks (38:41)

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Little Willie John: Little Willie John (EP, 7inch, 33rpm, SC, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45ET15049
 

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(El Toro) 5-track EP, small center, picture sleeve!

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Little Willie John: The Very Best Of Little Willie John (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL2822
 

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by Little Willie John - The Very Best Of Little Willie John (CD)

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Little Willie John: Let's Rock While The Rockin's Good
Art-Nr.: CDETRB122
 

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(2013/El Toro) 30 tracks

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Little Willie John: The King Sessions 1958-1959
Art-Nr.: LPSUIT1309
 

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(2013/Mr.Suit) 17 tracks 1958/59

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Little Willie John: Heaven All Around Me - King Sessions 1961-63
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1221
 

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(209/ACE) 24 tracks (62:24) with 16 page booklet

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Little Willie John: Mister Little Willie John
Art-Nr.: SING603
 

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(1987/OFFICIAL) 12 tracks (King 1955-58) few copies

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Little Willie John: Fever - Uh Uh Baby 7inch, 45rpm
Art-Nr.: REP10007
 

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There are many cover songs of 'Fever' but i tell you this one is just great!

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Little Willie John: Complete Singles A's & B's (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0046
 

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Compilation of his complete singles A and B sides, released by ,Real Gone Music, USA`.

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JOHN, Little Willie: Home At Last (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDEMB015
 

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(1956-66 'King') (48:06/19) Die erfolgreichsten Aufnahmen einschließlich 'Fever' - und dazu eine komplette, ursprünglich für Capitol aufgenomme jedoch nie veröffentlichte Session von 1966. Faszinierende Aufnahmen, leider ist die Qualität mies / His...

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Little Willie John: Sleep (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS30267
 

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(2013/JASMINE) 60 tracks 1955-61.

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Little Willie John: The King Sessions 1958-60
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1061
 

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(1958-60 'King') (62:34/24)

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Little Willie John: Nineteen Sixty Six
Art-Nr.: CDKEND305
 

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Previously unreleased studio album, recorded for Capitol why John was imprisoned for stabbing another man. In 1966 John was hoping for an appeal against his conviction. But it was denied. John, one of the greatest vocalists, ever! died in prison in 1968. This set is...

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