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Little Willie Littlefield - Happy Pay Day (1985/2016)

13-04-2016, 15:05
Blues | R&B

Title: Happy Pay Day
Year Of Release: 1985/2016
Label: Ace Records
Genre: Blues, R&B
Quality: Mp3 320 kbps
Total Time: 0:41:46
Total Size: 106 Mb


01. Happy Pay Day (2:39)
02. I Love You Because (3:41)
03. Willie's Boogie ‘85 (3:18)
04. A Friend In Need (2:46)
05. There Is Water In My Ears (3:39)
06. Chinatown Boogie (3:13)
07. Since I Met You Baby (4:13)
08. Fortune Cookie (3:11)
09. Spanish Harlem (4:06)
10. Easy (4:43)
11. Hey Good Lookin' (2:08)
12. Blues For Moody (4:02)

Little Willie Littlefield was Modern Records' new discovery in 1949 when his first side for the company, It's Midnight, whizzed to #3 on the R&B chart. The teenage piano-playing star and vocalist had been talent scouted by the Bihari brothers, Modern's owners, after seeing him at the Eldorado Ballroom in Houston. They took him into a local studio where they produced It's Midnight using his old schoolmate, Don Wilkerson, on tenor sax. After the session the brothers encouraged Littlefield to move to Los Angeles by sending him a train ticket. When he arrived on the West Coast he was on the charts and became an overnight sensation at the clubs in Los Angeles' Central Avenue.

Littlefield went on to cut many fine sides, including Happy Pay Day for Modern, but never attained the chart success of his first recording. However, Littlefield's unique triplet piano playing influenced the young Fats Domino in New Orleans. In late 1952, he was snatched up by Ralph Bass, A&R man for Federal. For that company he became famous for his recording of KC Lovin', later reprised by Wilbert Harrison as Kansas City For Fury, topping the charts in 1959.

Littlefield moved to the Bay Area in 1957 where he signed with Rhythm Records and had regional success with Ruby, Ruby. He married and made his home in the Netherlands in the 80s. He is a popular artist in Europe and has become a regular visitor to the UK, where he has toured with the Big Town Playboys. He recorded an album for Ace entitled Happy Pay Day in the early 80s, and has since cut many albums for various European labels.

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mufty77   User offline   13 April 2016 15:52

This album from ACE in lossless would be perfect!!!!!!

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coates   User offline   13 April 2016 20:00

Thank you for this ACE release.
mp3 is really perfect!

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