Monday, January 22, 2018

Willie Hobbs - A Penny For Your Thoughts +

Repost by request:

There certainly isn't much in the way of info about this guy out there. Even Sir Shambling couldn't produce much more than date and place of birth and some disco-graphical info (born: Doerun, Georgia on 1 Sept 1944).

Hobbs had a 20+ year career, appears to have moved around a fair amount, but the largest portion of his work was issued on John Richbourg's family of Sound Stage 7 labels. There IS one compilation out there that focus' on the SS7 material, but neither Cliff nor I have it - If you do, please drop me a note and a link if possible.

I went on a search the other evening after listening to the song on the Sun anthology and cobbled together 18 tracks spanning the first decade or so of his recordings. This is really kind of a fishing expedition to see if any of you have any more.

Okay, since I wrote all that Preslives has blessed me with the Sound Stage 7 disc! This flushes us out to some 28 tracks which I've combined to one file for this repost.

9 comments:

Moe said...

Thanks! I really liked his song on the Sun compilation too.

Preslives said...

Nice, KC. I will be contributing to your fishing expedition shortly. :)

KingCake said...

http://www.embedupload.com/?d=8ZYRL1QTU5

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this repost - really looking forward to playing this - another example of a great southern soul voice who has been almost wrongly ignored

xLeox said...

many Thanks for this gem!

i12rok said...

I can't imagine how much work it takes to track down all these obscure cuts but it is so great to hear them in one place. I think you and Gerald on Blue Eye are the only ones doing it.Very much appreciated-Thanks !!

KingCake said...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/1rsj0ak31rj0njf/339_Willie_Hobbs.rar

muddyw123 said...

What a find! Thank you SO much for sharing.

kingofblues said...

thanks for the repost

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