Beautiful Hot Mess
Posted by Jim "The Front Man" Wood on 18th Nov 2015
Bands in the 50s got one shot to get it right if they weren't proven hitmakers...here, Little Ernest Tucker and band rock pell-mell through this double-sided masterpiece, mistakes and all. The whole is held beautifully together by the unbridled spirit of all in the studio...every band member is balls-to-the-wall. This is just the kind of R&B that survives the ages, long after the clean professionalism of then-popular bands like Joe Liggins or Roy Milton are passed by on the turntable for the likes of Little Ernest Tucker. Listening to this song qualifies as exercise.