Friday, October 26, 2007

Earl King


















Hey folks, today we're gonna listen to the great Earl King - his first single on Savoy with Huey Smith on piano (as Earl Johnson), his follow-up on Specialty, where he does his best Guitar Slim imitation (King was Guitar Slim's understudy and performed convincingly as Guitar Slim to unsuspecting audiences when Slim was in a car crash and out of commission), also an early version of "Come On" as "Darling Honey Angel Child" and "Those Lonely, Lonely Nights."

Dig it and have a good weekend...

Download:



















"Have You Gone Crazy" mp3
by Earl Johnson, 1953.
available on Earl King 1953-1955



















"Beggin' At Your Mercy" mp3
by Earl Johnson, 1953.
available on Earl King 1953-1955



















"A Mother's Love" mp3
by Earl King, 1954.
available on Earl's Pearls



















"I'm Your Best Bet, Baby"
by Earl King, 1954.
available on Earl's Pearls

"Those Lonely, Lonely Nights" mp3
by Earl King, 1955.
available on Earl's Pearls

"Darling Honey Angel Child" mp3
by Earl King, 1960.
available on Earl's Pearls

BONUS

"Those Lonely, Lonely Nights" mp3
by Dr. John, 1972.
available on Dr. John's Gumbo

"Let The Good Times Roll" mp3
by Dr. John, 1972.
available on Dr. John's Gumbo

"Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)" mp3
by Freddie King, 1974.
available on Burglar

"Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)" mp3
by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1968.
available on Electric Ladyland

5 comments:

bbb said...

thanks for the great music

but the picture is not Earl King from N.O
it's Earl Connelly King (walking slowly ) (don't take it so hard) etc. .

Ted Barron said...

bbb
i've looked up earl connelly king and found a picture on a web page that matches this one, but the odd thing is i made this graphic from the cover of earl's pearls (see link in post.) is it possible the record company that reissued this stuff had the wrong picture? it came out on westside uk in 1997 while earl was still alive.
i'm not sure who to believe.
ted

dean said...

I wasn't aware of Darling Honey Angel Child, great choice. Fess playing Big Chief while on top of his game is religion. Lovely stuff.

bbb said...

maybe i'm wrong but this picture don't look like N.O Earl King

mother's love on WESM-520 is not the original 1954

there's a great atl take of
lonely nights on WESD-240

& thank you for your great blog

elduderido said...

Hi Ted, the links don't seem to work anymore. Hardly surprising, since you posted the Earl King songs years ago. I discovered his genius only recently, and i'm trying to get hold of a copy of the oop-Westside-comp, but it's doing unaffordable sums nowadays. Any chance you can restore the links, just for a while maybe? Hope you don't mind my question.