Little Junior Parker

Real Name:
Herman Parker, Jr.
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Little Junior Parker or Junior Parker (born March 3, 1927, West Memphis, Arkansas, USA or May 27, 1932, Clarksdale or Bobo (Coahoma County), Mississippi, USA - died November 18, 1971, Blue Island, Illinois, USA) was an American Memphis blues singer, harmonica player and songwriter.

He first came to blues as a harmonica player, and backed Howlin' Wolf when he came to West Memphis in 1948. By 1950, Parker, now known as "Little Junior" due to the closeness with Wolf, had formed a band with pianist Bill Johnson (13). Known as Little Junior's Blue Flames, the band included Matt Murphy and L.C. Dranes and they were recorded by Ike Turner for Modern Records (2) early in 1952. By this time Parker was almost primarily a vocalist. The following year Pat Hare and John Bowers replaced Murphy and Dranes on guitar and drums respectively, and the band began to record for Sam Phillips (2)' new Sun Record Company label. Their first record, "Feelin' Good" was a hit, so much so that Parker was soon signed by Duke/Peacock Records in Houston in 1954. Bill Johnson took over the Blue Flames and together they made several hits such as "Mother In Law Blues" and Barefoot Rock". Parker later recorded in a soul style but occasionally reverted to playing the blues with a harp.
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Little Junior Parker - Driving Wheel album art Little Junior Parker Driving Wheel (Album) Duke, Duke US 1962 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Like It Is album art Junior Parker* Like It Is (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1967 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Honey-Drippin' Blues album art Junior Parker* Honey-Drippin' Blues (Album) Blue Rock US 1969 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Blues Man album art Little Jr. Parker* Blues Man (Album) Minit US 1969 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - The Outside Man album art Junior Parker* The Outside Man (Album) Capitol Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - The Dudes Doin' Business album art Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker* Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker* - The Dudes Doin' Business (Album) Capitol Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - You Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues album art Junior Parker* You Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues (Album) Groove Merchant Australia 1971 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - I Tell Stories Sad And True I Sing The Blues And Play Harmonica Too It Is Very Funky album art Junior Parker* I Tell Stories Sad And True I Sing The Blues And Play Harmonica Too It Is Very Funky (Album) United Artists Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker album art Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker* Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker* - Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker (Album) United Artists Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Sometimes Tomorrow My Broken Heart Will Die album art Junior Parker* Sometimes Tomorrow My Broken Heart Will Die Bluesway US 1973 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Blues In The Night album art Junior Parker*, Jimmy McGriff, Dakota Staton, Groove Holmes* Junior Parker*, Jimmy McGriff, Dakota Staton, Groove Holmes* - Blues In The Night (Comp, Album) LaserLight Digital Germany 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

120 Little Junior Parker, Bill Johnson's Blue Flames* Little Junior Parker, Bill Johnson's Blue Flames* - Dirty Friend Blues(7", Single, Mono) Duke 120 US 1954 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - I Wanna Ramble / Backtracking album art Little Junior Parker I Wanna Ramble / Backtracking Duke US 1955 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Mother-In-Law Blues / That's My Baby album art Little Junior Parker And Bill Harvey's Band Little Junior Parker And Bill Harvey's Band - Mother-In-Law Blues / That's My Baby Duke US 1956 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Next Time You See Me / My Dolly Bee album art Little Junior Parker Next Time You See Me / My Dolly Bee (Single) Duke US 1956 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Pretty Little Doll / Peaches album art Little Junior Parker With The Al Smith Orchestra Little Junior Parker With The Al Smith Orchestra - Pretty Little Doll / Peaches (Single) Duke Canada 1957 Sell This Version
301 Little Junior Parker Sweet Home Chicago / Sometimes(7", Single, Promo) Duke 301 US 1958 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Stranded / Blue Letter album art Little Junior Parker Stranded / Blue Letter (Single) Duke US 1959 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Dangerous Woman / Belinda Marie album art Little Junior Parker Dangerous Woman / Belinda Marie Duke US 1959 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - The Next Time / You're On My Mind album art Little Junior Parker The Next Time / You're On My Mind (Single) Duke US 1960 Sell This Version
326 Little Junior Parker - That's Just Alright / I'll Learn To Love Again album art Little Junior Parker That's Just Alright / I'll Learn To Love Again(7", Single) Duke 326 US 1960 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Driving Wheel / Seven Days album art Junior Parker* Driving Wheel / Seven Days (Single) Duke US 1961 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - In The Dark / How Long Can This Go On album art Little Junior Parker In The Dark / How Long Can This Go On Duke US 1961 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Mary Jo / Annie Get Your Yo-Yo album art Little Junior Parker Mary Jo / Annie Get Your Yo-Yo (Single) Duke US 1961 Sell This Version
Little Junior Parker - Stand By Me / I'll Forget About You album art Little Junior Parker Stand By Me / I'll Forget About You (Single) Duke US 1960 Sell This Version

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