Arhoolie
o'williams Artist:
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Larry O'Williams
Hear Me Calling Baby / That's My Girl
Arhoolie
45 rpm 7"
$5
I haven't been able to find out much about Mr. Larry O'Williams, but one source suggests that he was a Texan and that this cool two-sider was cut roundabout 1966. The A-side is a hard electric blues slowburner with sharp cuts of electric guitar (hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEFUs-D6U3Y), while the flip is a feel good soul tune on the surface but with a threatening undercurrent of goin' to get his shotgun if his woman messes around on him. His only record? Tell me more!
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Big Mama Thornton
Swing it on Home / My Heavy Load
Arhoolie
45 rpm 7"
$8

"Swing it on Home" is a great piano blues stomper, while "My Heavy Load" features Big Mama digging deep into a slow number, accompanied only by Mississippi Fred McDowell on acoustic guitar. (Note that the label says both of these cuts are from the Big Mama Thornton in Europe LP on Arhoolie.) Hear Swing it on Home.