Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Love Shock !

Little Sonny, whose birth name is Aaron Willis, is a product of Detroit's blues scene. He moved to the Motor City in 1953 after growing up on his dad's farm in Alabama (his mom gave him his nickname). When Little Sonny wasn't working local haunts with John Lee Hooker, Eddie Burns, Eddie Kirkland, Baby Boy Warren, or Washboard Willie (who gave him his first paying gig), he was snapping photos of the patrons for half a buck a snap. Sonny Boy Williamson rambled through town in 1955 and gave Willis some valuable pointers.
In 1958, Sonny made his blues recording debut, cutting for both Duke and local entrepreneur Joe Von Battle, who leased Little Sonny's "Love Shock" to Nashville's Excello imprint.

Little Sonny - Love Shock

Little Sonny - I'll Love You Baby (Until The day I Die)


Anonymous bbb said...

super photo du MB
elle vient d'ou?

y a du Little Sonny sur ENTREPRISE & sur REVILOT

8:37 AM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

je ne dévoile pas mes sources mon ami :)
Revilot rocks!

6:18 PM  

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