October 22, 2016 Records of the Day

Little Willie John 45Little-Willie-John“Fever” was first a hit for Little Willie John in 1956 but was later covered by many stars like Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Elvis, and even Madonna. Little Willie John shot to stardom with 15 hits on the R & B charts. Unfortunately, like so many others to break out in the 50s, his career ended tragically, dying in prison in 1968 under mysterious circumstances. Marvin Gaye once called Little Willie John “the soul singer’s soul singer.” The single “Fever” is worth up to $40.00. The album “Fever,” released on King records in 1956, can get you $100.00 if the cover is blue and $600.00 if the cover is brown.

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