The Wham of That Memphis Man is a 1963 album by Lonnie Mack. This album, Mack's first, was recorded in several sessions beginning in March, 1963 and was released by the small Cincinnati label Fraternity Records in October of that year. It reached only on the charts, but music critic Jimmy Guterman ranked it No. 16 in his book The 100 Best Rock 'n' Roll Records of All Time.
It is called "For Collectors Only" and is the same exact sessions but more tracks. I own both because I wanted the original cover and release version and the other because of the extra tracks. Two of which are Chicken Pickin' & Farther On Down The Road. This record, released in 1963, inspired no less than Stevie Ray Vaughan and many other blues giants. On this great album, Lonnie Mack shows off awesome guitar skills, as well as a soulful, gospel-tinged voice that was ahead of its time. Every cut on this record is choice, but in particular, his famous instrumental "Wham," "Where There's A Will, There's A Way," "I'll Keep You Happy," "Why," and his cover of Chuck Berry's "Memphis" are standouts.
By the way, in one of those inexplicable occurrences bound to cause collectors to run around in circles, the song titled "Farther on Down the Road" on The Wham of That Memphis Man recording is here titled "Farther on up the Road" and listed as previously unreleased, although in fact it seems to be the same track as the one given a different. title on the LP. (To cause further confusion, Mack definitely sings the lyric "Farther on up the road, " not "Farther on down the road, " as it was originally titled.
Lonnie Mack cut his first album, The Wham of That Memphis Man, in 1963 after his instrumental version of Chuck Berry's "Memphis" became an unexpected hit. In 1970, after Mack had recorded a pair of fine albums for Elektra Records, the label had Bruce Botnick remix the debut album in stereo and they reissued it under the title For Collectors Only. Regardless of the name, Mack's first album is a soulful stew of hot guitar picking and blue-eyed blues wailing that finds a comfortable and satisfying middle ground between country, R&B, and rock & roll.
The Wham Of That Memphis Man! (LP, Album, Mono). The Wham Of That Memphis Man! (LP, Album, RE). Alligator Records.
Artists Lonnie Mack The Wham of That Memphis Man! The Wham of That Memphis Man! Lonnie Mack. The Wham of That Memphis Man! 1963. This album has an average beat per minute of 138 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 82/199 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Wham of That Memphis Man! 1. Wham.
The Wham Of That Memphis Man! Авторы текста и музыки. WMG, PIAS (от лица компании "Ace Records"); BMG Rights Management, Audiam (Publishing), LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, LatinAutor, CMRRA, UBEM, BMI - Broadcast Music In. и другие авторские общества (4).
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Lonnie Mack - Memphis 02:32. Lonnie Mack - Baby, What's Wrong 03:47. Lonnie Mack - Down And Out 02:48.