I'll Drown in My Tears [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
Subtitled - the King Anthology 1952-55. The first ever legal anthology of one of the greatest & most individual r&b ladies of the 1950s. Lula's soft brittle style was a direct precursor of what evolved into soul music in the early 1960s. Echoes of her phrasing can be heard in the recordings of Maxine Brown, Esther Phillips, & particularly her contemporary Mabel John. 24 tracks, featuring every important recording by King's first lady of Chicago r&b including the original versions of 'Rock Love' & 'Drown in My Own Tears'. 12-page booklet contains extensive liner notes with many photos. Ace. 2003.