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ジュニア・パーカーはゴージャスなアーバン・サウンドが似合うだけでなく、サニー・ボーイIIから学んだダウンホームなハーモニカも吹く。十代の時には、ハウリン・ウルフのバンドのハーモニカ奏者としてジェイムズ・コットンやマット・マーフィーとセッションをおこなったこともある。1952年にモダンに初録音をおこなっていたが、それは、60年代まで未発表のままだった。53年にサンで出した「Feelin' Good」のヒットによって、パーカーはその名を一躍世に知らしめた。続いて発売された「Mystery Train」は不発に終わったが、その後エルヴィス・プレスリーのカヴァーによって大有名曲に。54年、デューク・レコードに移ると、パーカーのゴスペル色の濃いヴォーカルは、鳴り響くホーンのアレンジに包まれていった。「Driving Wheel」「Next Time You See Me」などのヒットを重ね、やはり同じデュークのスターだったボビー・“ブルー”・ブランドと何年間か一緒にツアーをおこなった。71年に脳腫瘍で亡くなっている。

CDガイド

[A]:Mystery Train

Mystery Train

[B]:Junior's Blues : The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1

Junior's Blues : The Duke Recordings, Vol. 1

[C]:Way Back Home: Last Sessions

Way Back Home: Last Sessions

楽曲情報

Feelin' Good
Memphis TN, June 18, 1953
Junior Parker (vocal); probably Floyd Murphy (guitar); possibly Kenneth Banks (bass); John Bowers (drums)
[A]
Fussin' and Fightin'
Memphis TN, June 18, 1953
Junior Parker (vocal); probably Floyd Murphy (guitar); William Johnson (piano); possibly Kenneth Banks (bass); John Bowers (drums); James Wheeler (saxophone)
[A]
Mystery Train
Memphis TN, Sept./Oct. 1953
Junior Parker (vocal); probably Floyd Murphy (guitar); William Johnson (piano); possibly Kenneth Banks (bass); John Bowers (drums)
[A]
Love My Baby
Memphis TN, Sept./Oct. 1953
Junior Parker (vocal); probably Floyd Murphy (guitar); William Johnson (piano); possibly Kenneth Banks (bass); John Bowers (drums)
[A]
Love My Baby (alt. take)
Memphis TN, Sept./Oct. 1953
Junior Parker (vocal); probably Floyd Murphy (guitar); William Johnson (piano); possibly Kenneth Banks (bass); John Bowers (drums)
[A]
Feelin' Bad
Memphis TN, Sept./Oct. 1953
Junior Parker (vocal); probably Floyd Murphy (guitar); possibly Kenneth Banks (bass); John Bowers (drums)
[A]
Sittin' at the Bar
Memphis TN, 1953/4
Junior Parker (vocal); unknown group
[A]
Sittin' at My Window (Please Baby Blues)
Memphis TN, 1953/4
Junior Parker (vocal); unknown group
[A]
Sittin' Drinkin' and Thinkin'
Memphis TN, poss. March 2, 1954
Junior Parker (vocal); Pat Hare (guitar); unknown group
[A]
I Wanna Ramble
Houston TX, 1954
Junior Parker (vocal); Dale McJown (piano); Pat Hare (guitar); Hamp Simmons (bass); Sonny Freeman (drums)
[B]
Mother-In-Law Blues
Houston TX, May 7, 1956
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica); Connie McBooker (piano); Pat Hare (guitar); Hamp Simmons (bass); Sonny Freeman (drums)
[B]
Next Time You See Me
Houston TX, May 7, 1956
Junior Parker (vocal); Joe Scott (trumpet); Pluma Davis (trombone); Bill Harvey (tenor); Connie McBooker (piano); Pat Hare (guitar); Hamp Simmons (bass); Sonny Freeman (drums)
[B]
That's All Right
Houston TX, 1957-58
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica); Connie McBooker (piano); Pat Hare (guitar); Otis Jackson (bass); Sonny Freeman (drums)
[B]
Sitting And Thinking
1957-58
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[B]
Sweet Home Chicago
Chicago IL, 1958
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[B]
Sometimes
Chicago IL, 1958
Junior Parker (vocal)
[B]
Stand By Me
prob. 1960
Junior Parker (vocal)
[B]
Driving Wheel
1960-61
Junior Parker (vocal)
[B]
Seven Days
1960-61
Junior Parker (vocal)
[B]
In The Dark
prob. 1961
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[B]
Someone Somewhere
prob. Sept. 1962
Junior Parker (vocal)
[B]
It's A Pity
prob. Sept. 1962
Junior Parker (vocal)
[B]
Yonder's Wall
prob. 1962-63
Junior Parker (vocal)
[B]
Strange Things Happening
1963
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[B]
The Things I Used To Do
1963
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[B]
Jivin' Woman
1964
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[B]
Cryin' For My Baby
1964
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[B]
Blue Shadows Falling
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[C]
Love Ain't Nothing But A Business Goin' On
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
The Outside Man
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
Darling Depend On Me
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
The River's Invitation
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
Five Long Years
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[C]
Look On Yonders Wall
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[C]
You Know I Love You
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
Lady Madonna
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
Man Or Mouse
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[C]
Pretty Baby
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica); Jimmy McGriff (organ); O'Donel Levy (guitar); Fats Theus (tenor sax); Horace Ott (electric piano)
[C]
Sweet Home Chicago
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[C]
Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica); Jimmy McGriff (organ); O'Donel Levy (guitar); Fats Theus (tenor sax); Horace Ott (electric piano)
[C]
Way Back Home
Junior Parker (harmonica)
[C]
I Like Your Style
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
I Need Love So Bad
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
A Losing Battle
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
That's Alright
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[C]
Tin Pan Alley
Junior Parker (vocal, harmonica)
[C]
Drowning On Dry Land
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
Oh Darling
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
Workin'
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]
Ain't That A Shame
Junior Parker (vocal)
[C]