Monday, October 17, 2005

Johnny Adams - Who's Gonna Love You (RON 986)

Who's Gonna Love You

Here is the B side of "A Losing Battle", which scored the Tan Canary's biggest dent into the national R&B charts in 1962. Although his 1959 RIC debut "I Won't Cry" would become his signature tune, this two-sided Mac Rebennack slab of soul just rocks the house!

Johnny Vincent's "stone hustling partner" Joe Ruffino complained that all New Orleans records were starting to sound the same, and set out to change all that with his own company. By hiring guys like Rebennack, Edgar Blanchard, and Eddie Bo to produce for his RIC and RON labels, he managed to create a sound all his own. Sadly, Ruffino died shortly after the release of our current selection, and his labels folded forever.

Johnny Adams (he of the legendary pipes) went on to record and perform for many years, finally receiving some of the recognition he deserved before his death in 1998.

His early recordings for RIC and RON have been re-issued on CD, but oddly enough today's B side somehow didn't make the cut!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it up - This is great stuff!!!

Found you from a Funy16Corners link

1:01 PM  
Blogger Larry Grogan said...

Great song! I love Johnny Adams voice. Thanks for posting it.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Red Kelly said...

thanks for the feedback, fellas!

(and once again, larry thanks for the link, man!)

9:37 AM  
Blogger Paul McCormick said...

Word. This song rocks.

And how cool are those shades!

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new blog. Seems to be a blog I better check on a regular basis!
All tracks are quality! Boss tunes!
Great start.
Keep the Allen Toussaint/Naomi Neville related stuff coming :-).

Incidentally, this Adams track is very nice as well.


9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know what's more of a gem - this track or your site. thanks for the dance and keep up the good work. ~christina

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT SITE. I'm only 25, so I wasn't old enough to appreciate this stuff back in the day. These songs are INCREDIBLE, and I keep learning more and more. I've been discovering so many great New Orleans and other blues artists that simply blow me away. Thanks for the site, and KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!

3:10 AM  

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