Ride With Me, Baby: The Singles 1952-1961

Little Junior Parker
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 2 Disc
£8.99
Release date: 20 Feb 2012

 

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CAT No: FVDD138UPC TEXT: 5055311001388

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About The Album: One of the youngest casualties of the blues, Little Junior Parker died in 1971 aged just 39, yet the singer/harmonica player left behind a remarkable legacy of hits and influential releases, recording for legendary labels like Modern, Sun and Duke.Ride With Me, Baby contains both sides of all 23 single releases from the first ten years of his career, plus nine other recordings from this period. During this time Parker enjoyed nine Billboard R&B hits, with “Feelin’ Good”, “Next Time You See Me”, “Driving Wheel”, “In The Dark” and “Annie Get Your Yo-Yo”, all making the Top 10.

Parker would enjoy further hits up until his death, but never again made the Top 20.Parker’s second single for the legendary Sun label, “Mystery Train”, failed to emulate the chart success of “Feelin’ Good”, but would be covered by Elvis Presley two years later for the same label. The most comprehensive Junior Parker survey currently available, Ride With Me, Baby has been compiled by R&B authority Dave Penny, who also contributes an essay and discographical details to the illustrated booklet.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. You’re My Angel (Little Junior Parker)
  2. Bad Women, Bad Whiskey (Little Junior Parker)
  3. Love My Baby [Bobby Bland & Junior Parker] (Little Junior Parker)
  4. Feelin’ Good (Little Junior Parker)
  5. Fussin’ And Fightin’ Blues (Little Junior Parker)
  6. Love My Baby (Little Junior Parker)
  7. Mystery Train (Little Junior Parker)
  8. Feelin’ Bad (Little Junior Parker)
  9. Dirty Friend Blues (Little Junior Parker)
  10. Can’t Understand (Little Junior Parker)
  11. Please Baby Blues (Little Junior Parker)
  12. Sittin’, Drinkin’ And Thinkin’ [1953 Duke] (Little Junior Parker)
  13. Sittin’ At The Bar (Little Junior Parker)
  14. Sittin’ At The Window (Little Junior Parker)
  15. Sittin’, Drinkin’ And Thinkin’ [1954 Sun] (Little Junior Parker)
  16. Love My Baby [alternative take] (Little Junior Parker)
  17. Backtracking (Little Junior Parker)
  18. I Wanna Ramble (Little Junior Parker)
  19. Can You Tell Me, Baby (Little Junior Parker)
  20. Driving Me Mad (Little Junior Parker)
  21. There Better Be No Feet (In Them Shoes) (Little Junior Parker)
  22. I’m Tender (Little Junior Parker)
  23. Pretty Baby [1955] (Little Junior Parker)
  24. Mother-In-Law Blues (Little Junior Parker)
  25. That’s My Baby (Little Junior Parker)
  26. My Dolly Bee (Little Junior Parker)
  27. Next Time You See Me (Little Junior Parker)

CD2

  1. That’s Alright (Little Junior Parker)
  2. Pretty Baby [1956] (Little Junior Parker)
  3. Peaches (Little Junior Parker)
  4. Pretty Little Doll (Little Junior Parker)
  5. Wondering (Little Junior Parker)
  6. Sitting And Thinking (Little Junior Parker)
  7. Barefoot Rock (Little Junior Parker)
  8. What Did I Do (Little Junior Parker)
  9. Sometimes (Little Junior Parker)
  10. Sweet Home Chicago (Little Junior Parker)
  11. I’m Holding On (Little Junior Parker)
  12. Five Long Years (Little Junior Parker)
  13. Blue Letter (Little Junior Parker)
  14. Stranded (Little Junior Parker)
  15. Dangerous Woman (Little Junior Parker)
  16. Belinda Marie (Little Junior Parker)
  17. You’re On My Mind (Little Junior Parker)
  18. The Next Time (Little Junior Parker)
  19. That’s Just Alright (Little Junior Parker)
  20. I’ll Learn To Love Again (Little Junior Parker)
  21. Stand By Me (Little Junior Parker)
  22. I’ll Forget About You (Little Junior Parker)
  23. Driving Wheel (Little Junior Parker)
  24. Seven Days (Little Junior Parker)
  25. How Long Can This Go On? (Little Junior Parker)
  26. In The Dark (Little Junior Parker)
  27. Mary Jo (Little Junior Parker)
  28. Annie Get Your Yo-Yo (Little Junior Parker)