Little Willie John

William Edward John

Also known as D. Kirwen, J. E. William, John, L. W. John, L.W. John, Little W. John, Little Willi John, Little Willie J., Little Willie John, Little Willy John, W. John, W.E. John, William E. John, William Edward John, Willie John
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=133

Discography of Little Willie John:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Let Them Talk / Talk To Me (Talk To Me) 2 Audio 1963 King Records (3)
2 Fever 2 Audio Parlophone
3 So Lovely / Inside Information 2 Audio 1963 King Records (3)
4 Fever: The Best Of Little Willie John 20 Audio 1993 Rhino Entertainment Company
5 14 Of His Chart Hits (1953-1962) 14 Audio 1977
6 Fever / Letter From My Darling 2 Audio 1956 King Records (3)
7 Are You Ever Coming Back / I'm Stickin' With You Baby 2 Audio 1956 King Records (3)
8 All My Love Belongs To You / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me 2 Audio 1958 King Records (3)
9 Heaven All Around Me - The Later King Sessions 1961-63 24 Audio 2009 Ace
10 Walk Slow / You Hurt Me 2 Audio 1960 King Records (3)
11 I'm Shakin' / A Cottage For Sale 2 Audio 1960 King Records (3)
12 Walk Slow / The Hoochi Coochi Coo 2 Audio 1960 Parlophone
13 Talk To Me 12 Audio 1975 Power Pak
14 Half A Love / Without A Friend 2 Audio 1962 King Records (3)
15 Fever / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) 2 Audio 2010 King Records (3)
16 Grits And Soul 16 Audio 1985 Charly Records
17 Sleep / There's A Difference 2 Audio 1960 King Records (3)
18 Talk To Me, Talk To Me / Spasms 2 Audio 1958 King Records (3)
19 The Masquerade Is Over / Katanga 2 Audio 1962 King Records (3)
20 Mister Little Willie John 12 Audio 1987 Official Record Company APS
21 Fever / Sleep 2 Audio 1988 Collectables
22 Tell It Like It Is / Don't Be Ashamed To Call My Name 2 Audio 1958 King Records (3)
23 Let Nobody Love You / Leave My Kitten Alone 2 Audio 1959 King Records (3)
24 Talk To Me / Let Them Talk 2 Audio 1988 Collectables
25 A Cottage For Sale / The Continental Walk 2 Audio 1983 Gusto Records (2)
26 Let's Rock While The Rockin's Good / You're A Sweetheart 5 Audio 1958 King Records (3)
27 Are You Ever Coming Back / I'm Stickin' With You Baby 2 Audio 1956 King Records (3)
28 Don't Play With Love / Heaven All Around Me 2 Audio 1963 King Records (3)
29 Take My Love (I Want To Give It All To You) / Now You Know 2 Audio 1961 King Records (3)
30 Talk To Me 12 Audio 1988 Sing
31 The Sweet, The Hot, The Teenage Beat 6 Audio 1961 King Records (3)
32 Tell It Like It Is / Don't Be Ashamed To Call My Name 2 Audio 1958 King Records (3)
33 Until Again My Love / Mister Glenn 2 Audio 1962 King Records (3)
34 Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me) / Do You Love Me 2 Audio 1960 King Records (3)
35 Fever / Bo-Da-Ley Didd-Ley 2 Audio 1962 King Records (3)
36 All 15 Of His Chart Hits (1953-1962) 15 Audio 1977
37 My Nerves / Do Something For Me 2 Audio 1956 King Records (3)
38 Home At Last / Need Your Love So Bad 2 Audio 1955 King Records (3)
39 Flamingo / (I've Got) Spring Fever 2 Audio 1961 King Records (3)
40 Young Girl / If I Thought You Needed Me 2 Audio 1957 King Records (3)
41 Autumn Leaves / There Is Someone In This World For Me 2 Audio 1961 King Records (3)
42 Fever / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) 2 Audio 2010
43 Bill Bailey / My Love Will Never Change 2 Audio 1964 King Records (3)
44 Don't Play With Love 2 Audio 1963 King Records (3)
45 Home At Last / (I Need) Someone 2 Audio 2009 Kent Select
46 Mister Little Willie John + Talk To Me 31 Audio 2010 Hoodoo Records
47 Mister Little Willie John 12 Audio 1958 King Records (3)
48 Talk To Me 12 Audio 1958 King Records (3)
49 I'm Sorry / The Very Thought Of You 2 Audio 1961 King Records (3)
50 It Only Hurts A Little While / Don't Play With Love 2 Audio 2013 Jukebox Jam Series


R&B singer, born 15 November 1937 in Cullendale, Arkansas, died 26 May 1968 in Walla Walla, Washington.

During his short career Willie had many hits, from 1956's [i]Fever[/i] to 1961's [i]Take My Love (I Want To Give It All To You)[/i]. He was signed to [l=King Records (3)] his whole career and headlined at New York City's Apollo Theater alongside [a=James Brown] many times.

He went to prison after stabbing a man at his own engagement party in Seattle and eventually died in Washington State Prison of pneumonia in 1968 (although the report of death states it was a heart attack). James Brown managed to get Willie out on parole two years before he died, but he had to go back in again after crossing the state line to Los Angeles thus violating the parole regulations. James Brown eventually recorded a tribute album to him: [i]Thinking Of Little Willie John... And A Few Other Nice Things[/i].

Little Willie John was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996.

Brother of [a=Mable John] and [a=Mertis John].


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