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ALADDIN 3049; FEBRUARY, 1950

 
 

 

After being critical of the mindset of Aladdin Records when it came to recording a cover version of a currently popular, but nonetheless still out of date, non-rock tune and then releasing it as an A-side on their biggest artist, we’re back to grant them something of a reprieve when it comes to their choice of what to pair it with.

Yet in spite of this song satisfying all of the basic needs of a flip-side – different tempo, different lyrical perspective, different instrumental highlights and even assuring that the artist himself got a writer’s credit on the back of a song written by someone else – this record also illustrates why after coming off a fifteen month stretch where he was the most popular AND most consistently impressive artist in all of rock Amos Milburn now seemed to be walking instead of driving all of a sudden.
 
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