“Shoot You Full Of Love” by Wilbert Harrison - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1971Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Following on from his revival success with “Let’s Work Together”, Wilbert recorded two albums for Juggy Murray – “Let’s Work Together” (Sue SSLP-8801, 1970) and “Shoot You Full of Love”, issued in January 1971 on the new Juggernaut label. Two tracks get a reworking from Wilbert’s back-albums – “CC Rider” (Kansas City, 1965) and “Near To You” (Anything You Want, 1970). There are six originals on-board as well as four cover versions – “Little Liza Jane” (Huey Smith and His Rhythm Aces, 1956); “That’s All Right Baby” (Jimmy Rogers and his Trio, 1950); “Down On The Corner” (Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969) and “Things I Used To Do” (Guitar Slim, 1953). The overall feeling is relaxed – Wilbert plays all of these tunes from the heart and soul, but in a fashion which suggests a carefree spirit is at play, often not even bothering with technical issues such as adding proper lyrics, contenting himself by exclamations, grunts and wailed vocalisms instead. Stylistically, the set is characterised by a strange old potpourri that incorporates old folk, blues, soul, psychedelic and funk eras – he’s been there to see it all before so, hell, why not? This is a good fun, homely record by a talented guy.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [05:41] 4.5.png Wilbert Harrison - Shoot You Full Of Love (T. Kaye, M. Cupersmith) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [03:53] 6.0.png Wilbert Harrison - C.C. Rider [1971 version] (Wilbert Harrison, Lloyd Price) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [03:54] 5.4.png Wilbert Harrison - Little Liza Jane (Huey Smith) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [04:10] 6.4.png Wilbert Harrison - Soul Harmonica (Wilbert Harrison) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [03:50] 6.7.png Wilbert Harrison - That’s All Right Baby (Jimmy Rogers) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [05:26] 7.9.png Wilbert Harrison - Down On The Corner (John Fogerty) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:48] 7.2.png Wilbert Harrison - Near To You (Wilbert Harrison) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [04:29] 6.8.png Wilbert Harrison - Something Else (Wilbert Harrison) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B4 [03:52] 5.3.png Wilbert Harrison - Shake A Hand (Wilbert Harrison) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [04:54] 7.1.png Wilbert Harrison - Things I Used To Do (Eddie Jones) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
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