Little Willie John

Real Name:
William Edward John
Profile:
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 Fever to 1961's Take My Love (I Want To Give It All To You). He was signed to King Records (3) his whole career and headlined at New York City's Apollo Theater alongside 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: Thinking Of Little Willie John... And A Few Other Nice Things.
Little Willie John was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996.

Brother of Mable John and Mertis John.
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Albums

564 Fever — Little Willie John Little Willie John Fever (Album) King Records (3) 564 US 1956 Sell This Version
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603 Mister Little Willie John — Little Willie John Little Willie John Mister Little Willie John (Album) King Records (3) 603 US 1958 Sell This Version
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596 Talk To Me — Little Willie John Little Willie John Talk To Me (Album) King Records (3) 596 US 1958 Sell This Version
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691 In Action  — Little Willie John Little Willie John In Action (LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3) 691 USA & Canada 1960 Sell This Version
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767 The Sweet, The Hot, The Teen-Age Beat — Little Willie John Little Willie John The Sweet, The Hot, The Teen-Age Beat (Album) King Records (3) 767 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
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PMC 1163 Sure Things — Little Willie John Little Willie John Sure Things (Album) King Records (3) PMC 1163 UK 1959 Sell This Version
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LP-802, 802 Come On And Join Little Willie John At A Recording Session — Little Willie John Little Willie John Come On And Join Little Willie John At A Recording Session (Album) King Records (3) LP-802, 802 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
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CDKEND 305 Nineteen Sixty Six (The David Axelrod & HB Barnum Sessions) — Little Willie John Little Willie John Nineteen Sixty Six (The David Axelrod & HB Barnum Sessions)(CD, Mono, RM) Kent Soul CDKEND 305 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

7-6900 Mommy What Happened To Our Christmas Tree / Jingle Bells  — Little Willie John Willie John* And The Three Lads And A Lass* Willie John* And The Three Lads And A Lass* - Mommy What Happened To Our Christmas Tree / Jingle Bells (Single) Prize Records (7) 7-6900 US 1953 Sell This Version
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4351 All Around The World / Don't Leave Me Dear — Little Willie John Little Willie John All Around The World / Don't Leave Me Dear (Single) King Records (3) 4351 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
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4841 Home At Last / Need Your Love So Bad — Little Willie John Little Willie John Home At Last / Need Your Love So Bad King Records (3) 4841 US 1955 Sell This Version
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none Lucky 7 Blues Show — Little Willie John Champion Jack Dupree, Earl King, Little Willie John, George Smith (4), Marie Knight, Otis Williams & The Charms, Hal Singer And His Orchestra Champion Jack Dupree, Earl King, Little Willie John, George Smith (4), Marie Knight, Otis Williams & The Charms, Hal Singer And His Orchestra - Lucky 7 Blues Show(10", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Not On Label none US 1955 Sell This Version
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4935, 5083 Fever / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) — Little Willie John Little Willie John Fever / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby)(Shellac, 10") King Records (3), King Records (3) 4935, 5083 US 1956 Sell This Version
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45-4935 Fever  — Little Willie John Little Willie John Fever (Single) King Records (3) 45-4935 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4893 Are You Ever Coming Back / I'm Stickin' With You Baby — Little Willie John Little Willie John Are You Ever Coming Back / I'm Stickin' With You Baby (Single) King Records (3) 4893 US 1956 Sell This Version
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45-5003 A Little Bit Of Loving — Little Willie John Little Willie John A Little Bit Of Loving King Records (3) 45-5003 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4989 I've Been Around / Suffering With The Blues — Little Willie John Little Willie John I've Been Around / Suffering With The Blues (Single) King Records (3) 4989 US 1956 Sell This Version
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4960 My Nerves / Do Something For Me — Little Willie John Little Willie John My Nerves / Do Something For Me (Single) King Records (3) 4960 US 1956 Sell This Version
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624X Look What You've Done To Me — Little Willie John Little Willie John Look What You've Done To Me (Single) King Records (3) 624X Canada 1957 Sell This Version
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5023 Love, Life And Money / You Got To Get Up Early In The Morning — Little Willie John Little Willie John Love, Life And Money / You Got To Get Up Early In The Morning (Single) King Records (3) 5023 US 1957 Sell This Version
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5091 Person To Person / Until You Do — Little Willie John Little Willie John Person To Person / Until You Do (Single) King Records (3) 5091 US 1957 Sell This Version
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5066 Young Girl / If I Thought You Needed Me — Little Willie John Little Willie John Young Girl / If I Thought You Needed Me (Single) King Records (3) 5066 US 1957 Sell This Version
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5083 Dinner Date / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) — Little Willie John Little Willie John Dinner Date / Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) (Single) King Records (3) 5083 US 1957 Sell This Version
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45-5154 All My Love Belongs To You / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me — Little Willie John Little Willie John All My Love Belongs To You / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me King Records (3) 45-5154 US 1958 Sell This Version
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5142 Let's Rock While The Rockin's Good / You're A Sweetheart — Little Willie John Little Willie John Let's Rock While The Rockin's Good / You're A Sweetheart (Single) King Records (3) 5142 US 1958 Sell This Version