THE WALK – London 1958
THE DRAG – Top Rank
Dog Pt1 and 2 (Minit)
Can’t Raise Me – Liberty UK – Checker USA
The Walk by Jimmy McCracklin was R n B at its very best, both a soul hit and a blues hit ‘The Walk’ was a great big favourite at the ‘Wheel’ Manchester.
He was not simply a ‘blues’ only guy – Jimmy McCracklin did the Dog Pt1 and 2 (Minit) similar to Lowell Fulsom’s ‘Tramp’ (later covered by Jerry ‘O’ the DJ soul rapper: ‘Soul Lover’ and by Otis and Carla). A true legend Jimmy was born on 13th August 1921 in St. Louis, a singer and a pianist.
1945 was when he first made it to a recording studio after leaving the war and the US Navy behind; “Miss Mattie Left Me” on Globe.
1954 “Couldn’t Be a Dream” – a novelty track with a massive sax and harmonica accompaniment
1956 “The Walk,” a real dance number took two further years to be released on Checker – it became a mainstream Top Ten hit.
1961 “Just Got to Know”, “Shame, Shame, Shame,”
1965 – Every Night, Every Day (covered by Magic Sam)
Think, My Answer
Last we heard he was still going!
Jimmy McCracklin – Wikipedia