Little Walter

I Gotta Go / Roller Coaster

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  • Artist: Little Walter
  • A Side: I Gotta Go
  • B Side: Roller Coaster
  • Label: Checker
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Rare 1955 Promo copy of this wicked Blues growler, a thing of beauty for those of you who appreciate the cool label vistas of the rarest forms and historical labels.

Astonishing Mint minus vinyl, just a couple of soft turntable retrieve brushes on the "I Gotta Go" side, "Roller Coaster" is a true unblemished full gloss mint minus. Sound playback could not be crisper, so now listen to Little Walter at his intimidating rasping best.

"I Gotta Go" is a heavy duty snarling slab of authentic Chicago R&B, a relentless thumping Jump Blues mover with all the elements complimenting Little Walter's vocal attack on the senses; from start to finish a command to stand up and dance.

The flipside has a more considered approach, with a calculated guitar intro that is soon overwhelmed by the muscular bustling presence of magnificent displays of Harmonica manipulation, relentless drumming follows Little Walter's invitation to join him releasing Southside energy.

Two rip-roaring mid-50's R&B stompers in their most attractive rarest promo clothes, with the vinyl in significantly superior dream condition.

Condition Report

As described above.

A Side

  • Title: I Gotta Go

    B Side

  • Title: Roller Coaster
  • Year: May 1955
  • City: Chicago, Illinois