Ike and Tina Turner – My baby now

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“My baby now” by Ike and Tina Turner was released in the UK on Sue WI 350 in November 1964.

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WI 361 Test Pressing

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Collection of Dave Hewitt | wi361tp1

A rare test pressing of a Sue 45 rpm single, WI 361, “Boogie Chillen” and “I’m in the mood” by John Lee Hooker, has been acquired by Dave Hewitt, who has kindly shared these images with us.

Test pressings were made in small quantities as part of the manufacturing process, before beginning a production run. They were normally discarded and not made available to the public.

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Collection of Dave Hewitt | wi361tp2

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Collection of Dave Hewitt | wi362tp3

 

Tarheel Slim and Little Ann

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Tarheel Slim’s real name is Alden “Allen” Bunn and he was originally a member of a vocal group called The Larks. Little Ann is his wife, Anna Sanford. This record was licenced from the Enjoy label and is understood to have been recorded in or around 1958.

Did not chart.

Rukusjuice | 14501

Updated 12 October 2017

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Lowell Fulson, Too many drivers/Key to my heart

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Lowell Fulson | Public Domain | 14642

Lowell Fulson was born on March 31, 1921 and died on March 7, 1999 of complications from kidney disease, diabetes, and congestive heart failure. He served with the US Navy from 1943 to 1945. He leaves behind a number of blues classics which indicate his major contribution to blues music. Too Many Drivers was recorded for the Kent label in 1964. His many awards include The Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 1993.

Did not chart.

Classic 45s

991 | 14643

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Updated 20 August 2016

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