Title: Come On: The Complete Imperial Recordings
Style: Louisiana Blues
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Earl Silas Johnson IV (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003), known as Earl King, was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of blues standards such as "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix, Freddy King, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and "Big Chief" (recorded by Professor Longhair), he was an important figure in New Orleans R&B.
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The recording was released as "Come On Part 1 b/w Come On Part 2 (Imperial 5713) in 1960. The most well known cover of this song is the one done by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968. It appears on their third album Electric Ladyland. Hendrix sped up the tempo to give more rock and roll feel, however the original guitar licks remain intact. Stevie Ray Vaughan covered the song on his third album Soul to Soul (1985). The cover is based on Hendrix's version rather than on the original. Since he never played a song the same way twice live, many of his versions are unique to the original. Steve Miller Band covered the song on their album Bingo!. Other artists who did the song include Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets on their first album Talk To You By Hand (1981). v · d · eThe Jimi Hendrix Experience. Jimi Hendrix · Mitch Mitchell · Noel Redding.
Released: June 10, 2003. Come Along with Me. 8. You Better Know.
Come On: The Complete Imperial Recordings. Main genre: Jazz, Blues. Was covered in 1 song. Come on (Let the Good Times Roll) by Jimi Hendrix (1968).
Type: Album + Compilation.
See a detailed Earl King timeline, with an inside look at his albums & more through the years. Come On: The Complete Imperial Recordings released. Earl King passed away.
Come On: Complete Imperial Recordings. Definitely the best tune on the CD, and if you've heard Dr. John's version then you know what you're in for. Also, all of these cuts are classic Imperial recordings, featuring the famous New Orleans "Rhythm Section", as well as piano work by Huey "Piano" Smith. Check Huey's classic rolling piano solo on Lonely, Lonely Nights. These recordings really exemplify what New Orleans R&B was all about.
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Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Love Me Now|
|2||Things That I Used To Do
Written-By – E. Jones*
|3||Come On, Pts. 1 & 2|
|4||You're More To Me Than Gold|
|5||My Mother's Love|
|7||Come Along With Me|
|8||You Better Know|
|9||Mama And Papa|
|11||Case Of Love|
|13||Always A First Time|
|15||We Are Just Friends|
|16||Don't You Lose It|
|17||Don't Cry My Friend
Written-By – Earl "King" Johnson*, S. Washington*
- Arranged By – Wardell Quezergue
- Arranged By, Vocals, Guitar – Earl King
- Backing Band – Unknown Artist (tracks: 12 to 15)
- Baritone Saxophone – Carl Bluin* (tracks: 4 to 11), Edward "Kid" Jordan* (tracks: 1 to 3)
- Bass – George Davis (tracks: 1 to 3), George French (tracks: 4 to 11), Irving "Punchy" Williams (tracks: 16 to 17)
- Design – Erika Elder
- Drums – Robert French* (tracks: 1 to 11), Joe Butler (tracks: 16 to 17)
- Liner Notes – Jeff Hannusch
- Piano – James Booker (tracks: 1 to 11), Willie Tee (tracks: 16 to 17)
- Producer – Dave Bartholomew
- Reissue Producer – Jerry Roche
- Remastered By – Mantis Evar
- Tenor Saxophone – James Rivers (tracks: 1 to 3), Morris Bechamin (tracks: 1 to 11, 16 to 17)
- Trombone – Waldren "Frog" Joseph (tracks: 4 to 11)
- Trumpet – Dave Bartholomew (tracks: 4 to 11, 16 to 17), Leroy Derbigny (tracks: 1 to 3), Wardell Quezergue (tracks: 4 to 11)
- Vocals – Benny Spellman, Bobby Lacour, Gerri Hall
- Written-By – Earl "King" Johnson* (tracks: Except as noted)
NotesThis is New Orleans rhythm and blues.
Love Me Now (Imp.5730, 1960)
The Things That I Used To Do (Imp.5730, 1960)
Come On (Parts I & II) (Imp.5713, 1960)
You're More To Me Than Gold (Imp.5750, 1961)
My Mother's Love (1961, previously unissued)
Nervous Breakdown (1961, previously unissued)
Come Along With Me (Imp.5750, 1961)
You Better Know (Imp.5774, 1961)
Mama & Papa (Imp.5774, 1961)
It's Wrong (1961, previously unissued)
Case Of Love (Imp.5981, 1961)
Trick Bag (Imp.5811, 1961)
Always A First Time (Imp.5811, 1961)
Something Funny (1961, previously unissued)
We Are Just Friends (Imp.5858, 1961)
Don't You Lose It (Post 10004, 1962)
Don't Cry My Friend (Post 10004, 1962)
Recorded between 1960 - 1962
Recording information: 10/27/1960-11/20/1962.
Come On: The Complete Imperial Recordings chronicles guitarist Earl King's brief affiliation with the label between 1960 and 1962. New Orleans R&B was at its most productive in that era, with gems being cranked out one after another. The man at the helm of those recordings was producer Dave Bartholomew. In between cutting monumental sides for the label with Fats Domino, Bartholomew hooked up with King and the results speak for themselves on these 17 tracks. Assisted by the cream of Crescent City musicians and vocalists, including James Booker, Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Willie Tee, and Benny Spellman, King recorded his paramount singles "Come On, Pts. 1 & 2," "Always a First Time," and "Trick Bag." The only drawback to this compilation is the omission of King's first hit, "Those Lonely, Lonely Nights," which was recorded for Ace Records a few years prior to his association with Imperial. Nevertheless, these tracks (including six unreleased cuts) undoubtedly stand as some of the finest R&B to come out of New Orleans. ~ Al Campbell
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Label Code: OKR-CD-4970
- Barcode: 691874497029