LITTLE WILLIE JOHN~Best Of The Best~ INCL.~FEVER~NEW CD
2. All Around The World
3. Need Your Love So Bad
4. Talk To Me, Talk To Me
5. Take My Love (I Want To Give It All To You)
7. Home At Last
8. Letter From My Darling
9. Let Them Talk
10. Tell It Like It Is
LABEL: FEDERAL RECORDS, (USA) 2002.
Little Willie John possessed so rare a talent that many considered him a prodigy. In the 1950's, his recordings became King Records' first offerings to the up-and-coming new sound called Rock 'N' Roll. In January of 1955, Little Willie John signed a record contract with King. He recorded many notable songs during his somewhat brief career. The song that he will be most remembered for was the giant #1 R&B hit, "Fever". "Fever", which he also co-wrote, took six hours to record. The results were worth it. The song distinguished Little Willie John as one of the most expressive blues singers in the history of Rock 'N' Roll music. As a result, he stands out as one of the most influential recording artists of all time. This "Best Of The Best, Little Willie John" collection includes all of this legendary recording artist's biggest hits.
1937 - William Edgar John was born on Nov. 15 in Darlington, South Carolina
1955 - Signed contract with King Records
1956 - "Fever" climbed to #1 on the charts
1966 - Indicted for murder in Seattle, Washington and was sent to prison 1968 - Died in prison on May 26, at age 31.