Junior Parker – Love Ain’t Nothin’ But A Business Goin’ On / 1971

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Love Ain’t Nothin’ But A Business Goin’ On
1. Love Ain’t Nothin’ But A Business Goin’ On
2. Outside Man
3. Darling Depend On Me
4. Taxman
5. River’s Invitation
6. (i Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone
7. Just To Hold My Hand
8. You Know I Love You
9. Lady Madonna
10. Tomorrow Never Knows

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Herman Parker Jr. was born at the heart of the blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1932. He died tragically young, from a brain tumour in 1971. In between, he produced some of the most soulful
blues of the ’50s and ’60s. Mentored by Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf and talent-spotted by Ike Turner, Parker started out as Little Junior who, with The Blue Flames cut the riotous
Feelin’ Good and the eerie Mystery Train for Sun Records. Parker’s downhome late-’50s sides for Duke brought him success but when he moved away from hard blues he lost his audience. As a result,
most scholars tend to write off Parker’s later, more soulful sound. This is a shame as his final recordings contain some of the most warm-heated sunshine soul of the period. Cratediggers rate
this album (alt. titled Outside Man in its Capitol incarnation) because of Sonny Lester’s clear production, and in-the-pocket groove from Jimmy McGriff’s soul-jazz combo and Parker’s three

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“Taxman” mp3


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