"Little Willie" Patterson & The Famous South Land Singers:
Letter From Jesus
New Born Soul
First of all, Happy Mothers Day to all mothers who stop by this blog today. God bless you all!
Today's selection features "Little Willie" Patterson, one of the many gospel-singing minors whose records dot the landscape. Truthfully, soul and gospel records featuring kids are not always that good, but fortunately "Letter From Jesus" b/w "New Born Soul," a 45 on Designer (another one of those awesome, "pay-as-you-go" labels that are so interesting to collectors), is actually very good. Patterson is backed by the Famous South Land Singers, an adult male group who backed up quite a few Designer artists. On "Letter From Jesus" Patterson and the group's soulful vocals ride the slightly-strutting groove. "New Born Soul" is a stronger recording. Over a more traditional gospel backing, Patterson sings and shouts while the group rambles along. This is a fun 45 that I hope to get my hands on soon; in the meantime, I thank John Glassburner for these great tracks.