Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

02 February 2014

Readings in Astrology

Here are a few singles featuring the vocal styling of Jesse Anderson.

Jesse was born Octiver Jesse Anderson on August 21, 1940 in Paris, Arkansas. He is a singer, songwriter, & saxophonist. Jesse recorded for Federal, Chess & Thomas Records. He was known as the "ow-wow man" in Chicago in the late 60s & early 70s. His most well-known song, “I Got a Problem” was written by Anderson & Gene Barge & has been covered by a lot of artists like Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, & Bobby Rush. The flip-side was “Mighty Mighty” written by Curtis Mayfield. Jesse co-wrote “Somebody Loan Me a Dime” covered by The Blues Brothers.

He played & toured with Otis Rush, Little Jimmy Johnson, Earl Hooker, & Sonny Thompson as a vocalist & saxophonist. He had his own band, The Blues Toppers, in Kansas in the late 50s & got his earliest recording break as vocalist for Willie Wright & His Sparklers. My favorite song of the four is “Readings in Astrology”, the b-side of the “Let Me Back In” single. “Readings” was also written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield.

Side A –
I’m Gonna Leave You Baby & I’m Goin’ Away to Stay

Side B –
Just Let Me Love You, Don’t Change Your Mind

Side A –
Let Me Back In

Side B –
Readings in Astrology


1 comment:

  1. Willie Wright
    Jesse Anderson