Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jesse James - Singles 1961 to 1971 and I Can Do Bad By Myself 1988

An interesting singer...I had some, and Dr. Hepcat had some more...

From "Soulwalking"
"Born James McClelland in 1943 in Eldorado, Arkansas, Jesse moved to the Bay Area of California as a young child.

Jesse had to move there as his father was a longshore fisherman.

His 'James' surname was handed to him by a compere at a concert who couldn't pronounce his real name during one of his early shows.

During his early years, in between singing in nightclubs, Jesse had a job at a local chemical factory.

In the '60's he recorded for the Shirley label where 'I Will Go' (featuring Sly Stone on guitar), was the first of six singles before he switched to Hit Records for 'I Call On You' in 1966.

He later recorded for labels including 20th Century (including 'Believe In Me Baby' and 'Jesse James'), Uni ('Ain't Much Of A Home'), Zea ('Don't Nobody Want To Get Married' and 'I Need You Baby'), Zay ('I Know I'll Never Find Another'), and back to 20th Century in 1974 ('No Matter Where You Go', 'You Ought To Be Here With Me' and 'If You Want A Love Affair').

'Believe In Me Baby' sold 50,000 copies in a fortnight and became number one R & B!

Through the '80's he recorded for labels including Moonlite Hope, Midtown ('I Can Feel Your Love Vibes', 1984), TTED ('It Takes One To Know One', 1988), and two albums for Gunsmoke, 'I Can Do Bad By Myself' (featuring a 9 minute live version of 'Cheatin' In The Next Room' from 1988 and a collaboration with Harvey Scales) and 'Looking Back' (1990).

Real soul fans will point to the 1990 Gunsmoke 45, 'I've Been There Before', as one of Jesse's finest vocal performances."

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15 comments:

Alanmb43 said...

thanks for that King Cake, I love Jesse James, saw him live in London he was amazing, he did "cheating in the next Room"

Alanmb43 said...

sorry King Cake Rar file not opening

Anton Lijs said...

Thanks Once More !

Bob Mac said...

Many thanks King Cake.

muddyw123 said...

What a nice surprise! Thank you.

D0dge57 said...

Looks great unfortunately I cannot open the file either: I'm using a mac and the file won't open with either Unarchiver or Stuffit Expand. Could it be something PC-related? Thanks in advance

pmac said...

Never heard of thus guy before today. Listened to the first three songs and am very impressed. Will give the entire DL a listen this weekend. Many thanks, KC.

Alanmb43 said...

Thanks KC, got it ok this time, I noticed some the singles come from "Jesse James Meets Clarence Ashe (SOS 1005)" please could you post up the Clarence Ashe tracks if you have them, Thanks again

D0dge57 said...

Thanks KC, the alternative link works great, much appreciated.

drhepcat said...

Also did a LP for 20th Century. Unfortunately sold my copy years ago in a bulk sale! The 20th Cent singles are on the LP but looking for the missing other tracks (6 or so)!

drhepcat said...

Got 15 Clarence Ashe traks if KC wants to do a post on them??

drhepcat said...

I can't unpack the first file and I'm getting "de-crunching error" on 2nd link...WTH??!!

JennyD said...

Incredible! I haven't even gotten to the album yet because I can't stop playing his singles over and over again. As I type this, "A Sad Sad Situation" is on at least its 4th play and it's divine. Whole darn thing is GREAT! A million thanks for all your work :D This is so wonderful, honestly.

lucky5 said...

Much appreciated, KC!
These songs bring up a lot of memories :)

Alanmb43 said...

Hi Drhepcat if KC is not posting the Clarence Ashe, would you be able to post a box.net link or similar, would be much appreciated, Thanks

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