• Arthur ALEXANDER - Lay Down Your Arms

ARTHUR ALEXANDER Jr. was perhaps the catalytic figure in the birth of Muscle Shoals as an important musical hotbed, 'You Better Move On' being the first national hit recorded at Rick Hall's legendary Fame Studios, in late 1961.

A profound influence on the early 60s Beat Boom/British Invasion, Alexander's songs have been recorded by artists like The Beatles (who recorded three of his songs), The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike & Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Ry Cooder, Robert Plant, The Searchers, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Dave Edmunds, Johnny Rivers, etc.

This compilation includes all his early recordings for the Dot label in 1961-62, notably 'You Better Move On', 'A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues', 'Where Have You Been', 'Soldier Of Love', 'Anna (Go To Him)', 'Go Home Girl', and the stereo version of his LP, You Better Move On.

Also included is his unfeasibly rare debut single, 'Sally Sue Brown'/'The Girl That Radiates That Charm', on which he was billed as 'June Alexander' ('June' being an abbreviation of 'Junior').

Alexander died unexpectedly in 1993 on the verge of a major comeback, at the age of just fifty-three, which led to a massive revival of interest in his early recordings.

Track Listing

1. SALLY SUE BROWN
2. THE GIRL?THAT?RADIATES THAT CHARM
3. YOU BETTER MOVE ON (single version)
4. A?SHOT OF RHYTHM AND BLUES
5. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
6. SOLDIER OF LOVE
7. ANNA (Go To Him)
8. I?HANG MY HEAD AND CRY
9. GO HOME GIRL
10. YOU'RE THE REASON
11. DREAM GIRL
12. I?WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT
13. PRETTY GIRLS EVERYWHERE
14. BABY, BABY
15. WHERE DID SALLY?GO
16. KEEP HER GUESSIN'
17. YOU BETTER MOVE ON (LP version)
18. LOVE LETTERS
19. HEY! BABY
20. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
21. YOUNG WORLD
22. A THOUSAND STARS
23. A?HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY
24. LOVER PLEASE
25. LOVE ME WARM AND TENDER
26. THE WANDERER
27. DON'T BREAK THE HEART THAT LOVES YOU

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date July 8th, 2016
UPC Bar Code No 604988 09412 1

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Arthur ALEXANDER - Lay Down Your Arms

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