Lonnie Mack ‎– The Wham Of That Memphis Man!

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Fraternity Records ‎– F-1014
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A1 Wham!
Written-By – Lonnie Mack
2:12
A2 Where There's A Will
Written-By – L. Williams*
4:10
A3 The Bounce
Written-By – Fizer*, Lewis*, Ward*
2:05
A4 I'll Keep You Happy
Written-By – Hank Ballard
2:30
A5 Memphis
Written-By – Chuck Berry
2:30
B1 Baby What's Wrong
Written-By – Jimmy Reed
3:35
B2 Down And Out
Written-By – Lonnie Mack
2:37
B3 Satisfied
Written-By – Martha Carson
2:50
B4 Suzie-Q
Written-By – Hawkins*, Broadwater*, Lewis*
2:23
B5 Why
Written-By – Lonnie Mack
4:38
B6 Down In The Dumps
Written-By – Lonnie Mack
2:07

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Pressed by RCA Victor Custom Record Dept.

Reverse tip-on sleeve, no printing on spine
Pictured on back cover: (left to right) Marv Lieberman, Ron Grayson, Wayne Bullock, Truman Fields, Irv Russotto, and Lonnie Mack

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix, Side A): PR4M-3452
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix, Side B): PR4M-3453
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): PR4M-3452-1B Ω
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): PR4M-3453-1B Ω

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AL 3903 Lonnie Mack The Wham Of That Memphis Man!(LP, Album, RE) Alligator Records AL 3903 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
CDCHM 1134, F-1014 Lonnie Mack The Wham Of That Memphis Man!(CD, Album, RM) Ace, Fraternity Records CDCHM 1134, F-1014 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
EKS-74077 Lonnie Mack For Collectors Only: The Wham Of That Memphis Man(LP, RE) Elektra EKS-74077 US 1970 Sell This Version
SF-1014 Lonnie Mack The Wham Of That Memphis Man!(LP, Album) Fraternity Records SF-1014 US 1963 Sell This Version
WG-B-1763 Lonnie Mack The Wham Of That Memphis Man!(LP, Album) W & G WG-B-1763 Australia 1964 Sell This Version

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wonderbrat

wonderbrat

March 9, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Essential! Stereo version on Fraternity with deep groove, cat. no. SF 1014 is available and a stunner. John Peel once stated that he was using „ Baby what’s wrong?“ to impress a lassie with the effects of stereo. Way back then, in 1964 Lonnie Mack was an amazing singer and guitarist, using a Gibson Flying V plugged into an amp with a rotating Leslie Speaker generally employed by musicians applying their craft to a B3 Hammond Organ. Thus Lonnie could increase his intense and searing tone, like an R'n'B version of Dick Dale.
His sole problem appears to have been at this very climax of his artistic achievements, that he might have been more successful had he been either black (possibly also the problem of Ella Mae Morse ten years earlier and Mitch Ryder in a few years to come) or British: it was not appropriate for a white US American artist to sound that tormented and urgent. „Why?“ is a song, where you may ask yourself: Is that lad going round the bend? As if there were but a small dividing line between forsaken love and lunacy. And we all know that is certainly NOT the case. And Why? is a good song as well.
If there was a chart for records unfairly forgotten, this might deserve being considered for inclusion. For all lovers of Magic Sam, Chuck Berry, Otis Rush, Howlin’ Wolf and Jimi Hendrix – all the major league blues welders and belters at that time. Like Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield rolled in one, but a couple years before East/West came out.