Little Willie

Settle Down / I'm Ashamed

Blue Beat : BB 151


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  • Artist: Little Willie
  • A Side: Settle Down
  • B Side: I'm Ashamed
  • Label: Blue Beat
  • Format: 45s



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

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For the second time this month we are showcasing the mesmerizing talents of Little Willie Littlefield, the gifted piano playing R&B singer of "Ruby-Ruby" fame.

This rare 1963 UK release offer two of Willie's R&B recordings that were, as far as we know. Issued in the USA or Jamaica, if fact he is erroneously credit as being "Little Willie" the Jamaican artist, which he certainly isn't. My hunch is he toured Europe some years before his well documented trips over the pond in the 70's. Perhaps these two were British or European moonlighting sessions that found their way into the Blue Beat catalog? Whatever the story both sides showcase this "Boogie Kings" talent for lively R&B.

Both sides underline his dynamic personality whilst performing, a rare event that few collectors can boast of owning.

But more importantly this mysterious release is an unbelievable Mint minus copy!

Rare near perfect 45.. one for the connoisseurs we think.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals on the merest sleeve storage hairlines under direct light.

A Side

  • Title: Settle Down

    B Side

  • Title: I'm Ashamed
  • Year: 1963
  • City: United Kingdom