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.



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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