Monday, 28 January 2019

When A Man Cries

Here we have a relatively new find for me, and what a find it is! With only a handful of singles and a lone LP, Johnny Robinson holds his own along side his southern soul contemporaries and doled out some top-notch deep soul senders; taking some familiar standards to new heights.


As is often the case with obscure but essential deep soul, the only site with any detailed information is the mighty Sir Shambling's so head on over THERE for a bio and breakdown of Robinson's brief but righteous body of work.

When A Man Cries collects the complete Johnny Robinson solo recordings. The debut 45 for Strike Records as 'Johnny R', the three 45s for OKeh Records and the Willie Mitchell produced LP, Memphis High. Also included is one of Robinson's two sides fronting Que Sunryse released in 1973. All files chronicled, cleanly tagged and mp3 @ 320kbs. Thanks to original uploaders, enjoy.

*missing:
Que Sunryse - 1973 - A Storm Brewing (Just Sunshine 514)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is not the same guy who sang under the name prince
johnny robinson on PHIL L.A. and virtue,the philly singer is it young un?

whitby willie

pmac said...

At first I thought this was another unheralded, superb, soul singer, J.P. Robinson. But, different guy who apparently was also criminally under-appreciated. Many thanks for this one!

JJMURA said...

Very appreciated. Thanks

s13 said...

don't believe so

s13 said...

JP Robinson is great also, i should post his collection as well soon.

Bob Mac said...

Thank you for this.

Anton said...

My Cheers Too !

Aussie said...

beautiful thank you - Aussie

BillyMac said...

This is a find, S13. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic find for a fantastic post, from a fantastic site doing a fantastic job!!! Thank you so much for all the hard work!!!