Fever: The Best of Little Willie John

Fever: The Best of Little Willie John

by Little Willie John

CD

Overview

Little Willie John had a commanding delivery, remarkable projection and a charismatic sound that was both instantly recognizable and unforgettable. His magical singles are all contained on this superb 20-track anthology, arguably the best single-disc set of John material available. It includes his best-known song, "Fever" (Peggy Lee's cover version became a huge smash), plus such marvelous numbers such as "Home at Last," "Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me)" and "You Hurt Me." While John was a dynamic heartache wailer, he could also do excellent dance
ovelty and double-entendre tunes such as "Let's Rock While the Rockin's Good" and "Leave My Kitten Alone." This anthology demonstrates why he's still held in such high regard throughout the world of R&B and soul.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/1993
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227151126
catalogNumber: 71511

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Willie John   Primary Artist,Vocals
Champion Jack Dupree   Piano
Hank Ballard   Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Doggett   Organ
George Barnes   Guitar
Bill Jennings   Guitar
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Hal Singer   Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Baker   Guitar
McKibbon   Bass
Skeeter Best   Guitar
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Alfred Cobbs   Trombone
Edwyn Conley   Bass
John Faire   Guitar
Panama Francis   Drums
Rufus Gore   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Graham   Alto Saxophone
Lowell Hastings   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Milt Hinton   Bass
Willis "Gator" Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Jordan   Guitar
Arlem Kareem   Baritone Saxophone
Dave McRae   Baritone Saxophone
Philip Paul   Drums
Reuben Phillips   Baritone Saxophone
Carl Pruitt   Bass
Emile Russell   Drums
Calvin Shields   Drums
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
William Willis   Bass
Billy Butler   Guitar
Big John Greer   Tenor Saxophone
Kelly Owens   Piano
David Van Dyke   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Felder   Tenor Saxophone
Edison Gore   Drums
Robert "Bubber" Johnson   Piano
Jimmy Palmer   Piano
Bellino Ramaglia   Tenor Saxophone
Ivan Rolle   Bass
Jon Thomas   Piano
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd   Drums

Technical Credits

Little Willie John   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer,Producer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes
Teddy "Cherokee" Conyers   Composer
Earl "Kit" Carson   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Lloyd Pemberton   Composer

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