Details: Atlantic 8018, mono deep groove, black label with silver print, states "LONG PLAYING UNBREAKABLE", 1958
Condition: Vinyl Fair (faded luster and a multitude of light scratches. None look too deep, but this might not play through - and there will certainly be excessive surface noise) Jacket G+ (general wear, some seam splitting, corner damage, some writing in ball point on front cover, former owner's name written on back cover)
Out of Print and Not Available as CD.
From the All Music Guide:
Willis began recording for Okeh before moving to Atlantic. These numbers are Willis's rousing Okeh hits, which displayed his dynamic sound and energetic style. They've been reissued on some other compilations, so this may no longer be around.
There were two distinct sides to Chuck Willis. In addition to being a convincing blues shouter, the Atlanta-born Willis harbored a vulnerable blues balladeer side. In addition, he was a masterful songwriter who penned some of the most distinctive R&B numbers of the 1950s. He can't be granted principal credit for his 1957 smash adaptation of "C.C. Rider," an irresistible update of a classic folk-blues, but Willis did write such gems as "I Feel So Bad" (later covered by Elvis Presley, Little Milton, and Otis Rush), the anguished ballads "Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)" and "It's Too Late" (the latter attracting covers by Buddy Holly, Charlie Rich, and Otis Redding) and his swan song, "Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes."
The tracks are:
1. Betty and Dupree
2. That Train is Gone
3. Love Me Cherry
5. It's Too Late
6. C.C. Rider
7. My Life
8. Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You
9. Kansas City Woman
10. There's Got to Be a Way
11. Ease the Pain
12. Thunder and Lightning
13. My Crying Eyes
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