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Saturday, March 5, 2011
JIMMY ROBINS - WAITIN' ON YOU b/w SHINE IT ON
What a fantastic double sider! These two songs seem so closely linked that I almost view them as parts 1 and 2.
This Texas native relocated to LA in the late '50's, and promptly began cutting records. His massive, gruff voice is a thing of wonder, and he truly earned his nickname "the preacher", as his vocal style is straight out of the church (with lyrics that are 100% secular).
This was his followup record to the amazing "I Can't Please You"; a past 45 of the day and while it doesn't quite match the timeless drive of that song, it stands up very well! Songwriting credits show that his last name was actually "Robbins"; why the "b" was dropped from his stage name is unknown.
WAITIN' ON YOU
SHINE IT ON