Saturday, December 21, 2013

Record #0524: I Hear You Knocking / Black Bill – DAVE EDMUNDS

MAM 3601 (original) USA, Dec. 1970
Words & Music bySide AEarl King, Dave Bartholomew; Side B – Dave Edmunds
Musicians: Dave Edmunds (everything except the bass), John (David) Williams (bass)
Recording sessions: Produced by Dave Edmunds at his 8-track home studio, Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, 1970
Highest chart positions:  US #4, UK #1

This was Edmunds' debut solo single. He had had a taste of success already with his band Love Sculpture and their single "Sabre Dance" (UK #5) in 1968.

The title song is a Smiley Lewis original from 1955. The flip is a nice roots instrumental.

List price:  Very Good+ is $4, Near Mint is $8

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