January 3, 2016

With Chuck Higgins and his Mellotones backing, this was Johnny 'Guitar' Watson's first vocal and first recording put on a 45. He also played piano on this side with Chuck Higgins playing saxophone.
Great early R&B sound, but really in the tradition of a "Jump Blues" style one might hear in the late 1940s, a few years before.
The flip side is 'Pachuko Hop' by Chuck Higgins and his Mellotones. John Watson also recorded another version of 'Motor Head Baby' a year later, in 1953, as the Young John Watson on the Federal label.

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