Friday, March 16, 2018

Junior Parker - You Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues

Had Junior Parker not died Far too soon, who knows what additional treasures he could have left us. Given a longevity like Bobby or B.B. he appears to have had the creativity to have been a major dude for a long time. This Groove Merchant LP from 1971 certainly seems to indicate that he had plenty left to say and the open ears to stay relevant.

Ya gotta love the cover!

13 comments:

Christophe said...

Thanks a lot. Junior Parker is great singer in my opinion.

pmac said...

listened to this today - nice one, King.

Jazzjet said...

Thanks for this, KC. I think I've managed to track down a copy of Junior Parker's 'Blues Man' (1969, Minit) on vinyl, the one that I was seeking in the Chat Box. Once I've got it, cleaned it up and lovingly digitised it I'll share it here somehow.

Jazzjet said...

And as if by some kind of malign magic the online dealer at Music Stack has just contacted me to say he can't find the LP in his racks. Bummer.

KingCake said...

Cliff and I both have some back-channel requests out that should produce it eventually - I think Discogs has a few available as well - pretty sure it is vinyl only as I've not come across any evidence of a cd version

indigonoir said...

Thanks KingCake. Listened to it yesterday. great album.

Jazzjet said...

That sounds great, King Cake.

KingCake said...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/qg4l4ulxapsd8gh/226_you_don_t_have_to_be_black_to_love_the_blues.7z

Raulo said...

Thanks King

Tommy C said...

Thanks - only know his older stuff.

GuitarGus said...

Already have this...but I noticed JJ's comment re 'Blues Man' in 2014...I have a reasonable LP mp3@320 d/l from unknown source - Wonder if he still wants this ( I do have a contact email ) Did you or Cliff ever have any luck ?

rivercityslim said...

I would be interested in that Minit release as well. I do own the LP but have no way to properly digitize it.

Kurt hricz said...

Mille grazie for this never seen before item!

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