Box Top

In July 1959 “Box Top” b/w “Walking Down The Aisle” by Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm was released as Cobra 5033.  “Box Top” was a rerecording of a song that Turner’s band did for the tiny Tune Town label the previous year (Tina sang on that one).  This is also the last known Cobra 78.

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Little By Little

This has to be a rare item:  Junior Wells’s “Little By Little” backed with “Come On In This House.”  It was issued as Profile 4011 in February 1960.  Unlike previous Wells blues songs, “Little By Little” featured a back-up vocal group.  This must have paid off, because it was on the national R&B charts in the late spring and early summer.  The flip side is “Come On In This House” not “Come On A My House.”  Junior Wells may have consented to using group harmony, but he would have sounded ridiculous singing “Come On A My House.”

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