Monday, November 22, 2010

Ain't no telling what poor little Lucy Mae do....

The Hound does his usual excellent job of laying out all the info on Frankie Lee Sims, here. Unfortunately, the links on that post appear to be broken. But then again, if they were working there wouldn't be much use in me offering up this tune, would there?

I haven't posted a lot of hard blues in the past, but I'll probably be offering more in the future, mostly 'cause I'm picking up more blues 45's than I have in the past. Which isn't because I'm just now becoming hip to the sound. I own a very nice stack of blues albums released in the late sixties/early seventies which were originally my dad's. I've been doing my best to wear them out since I was a kid.

Which brings me to the question: If you already own the albums, "Hate To See You Go", "Confessin' The Blues", and "Boss Blues Harmonica", all by Little you really need to own his Checker label 45's too?

Answer: Not really, not unless the sight of a Checker web-top 45 of "Mellow Down Easy" makes you break into a sweat.

So, is it hot in here, or is it just me?

Hope ya'll enjoy....


  1. Thanks for this and the previous record, both very nice. The cool sax in 'I'ts love Baby' is bril....Oh, and er... it's not just Chess and Checker tops that do it !!.

  2. Jump jump here...jump jump there...

  3. Always a favorite record of mine!

  4. Aaaaaaaah! First heard this done by the Blasters way back when. A real pleasure.

  5. This has been one of my favorites for many years. It's great to hear this on the original 45. If I remember correctly, in one of your posts you remarked on how some songs were sped up for compilation albums. Since then I've been having fun playing the 45 versions of songs back to back in comparison to their doppelgangers, inhabiting the various collections. I can't wait to try this one out.
    Ana-b, that might also be a handy justification (other than the perfectly reasonable, at least to me, "makes you break out into a sweat") for purchasing the 45 of a tune you already own on a collection. Assuming, of course, that one would ever need a justification to do such a thing. :-)
    Thank you!

  6. of the reasons I offer up the occasional well known tune is because I personally give priority to vinyl rips in my digital collection. I would hope that some folks appreciate them for that reason, even if they already have a copy.