(originally posted 10/3/09)
This incredible record shows the beauty and tragedy of Little Willie John's voice in an enigmatic and deep way that shows once again how he is one of the most under appreciated greats in all of music.
The lyrics read like a series of metaphorical haikus, and the musical backing repeats the (downright creepy) jazzy blues vibe of "Fever". This is one of Willie's final singles -directly before the mighty "I'm Shakin", a past 45 of the day- before his (probably trumped up) incarceration and sad demise in prison.
LITTLE WILLIE JOHN - MY LOVE-IS