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Sunday, August 7, 2011


Short and to the the point, this excellent track from Nashville's Christine Kittrell were cut a few years after she had left r&b music (she had a massive hit in 1952 with "Sitting Here Drinking" and toured the south relentlessly for a few years) behind to sing gospel. It is unclear where these sessions were cut, although production-wise they sound like the type of recordings that were being cut in Chicago by VJ at this time (no producer or arranger is listed).

Whatever the story, it's one RED HOT record showcasing the brassy vocals of Christine; she released one more secular record for King/ Federal in 1965, was wounded while entertaining the troops in Vietnam in 1967, then retired from music entirely in 1968.

from 1962...



Marc said...

All of Christine's Vee Jay sides were produced by Calvin Carter.
Sounds like Lefty Bates on guitar.(to these ears)
The song is credited to Pearl Woods (songwriter for Etta James,Bobby Bland a.o.)
C.L. Blast recorded this tune for Pearl Woods' 'Pearltone' label.(Go to Sir Shambling website)
Also check out Pearl Woods (R.I.P.),a terrific R 'n' B singer in her own right.

Keep up the good work and later,

DrunkenHobo said...

Thanks, you know I dig the early R'N'R 45's

YankeeBoy said...

Woe, great one. Thanks!