BLO 1 – Wilko Johnson – Oh Lonesome Me

13 Jul

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Wilko Johnson had a solo record released by Stiff in 1980 during his stint as a Blockhead. The A-side was a cover of a song originally recorded by Don Gibson and which topped the US country charts in 1958. The flip meanwhile was Beauty, a no-nonsense slab of 12-bar blues co-written by Dury and Russell Hardy, and which dated back to their days in Kilburn & The High Roads. The single wasn’t given a BUY prefix, instead being issued on the Blockhead label set up by Stiff for releases by members of Dury’s group. However, this and Davey Payne’s Saxophone Man (HORN 1) were the only records to appear on this label.

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