Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One of the forgotten great ballad singers
L. E STOTTLEMEYER | KCMO | 04/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You know for every Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, and Clyde McPhatter there were hundreds of other great singers who never hit the big time. Bubber Johnson falls into that category. Back in the early 80's in Valdosta,Georgia on WGOV 950 radio I did a Sunday nite R&B oldies show called "The Wax Museum". This was back in the days of vinyl lp's (cd's didn't exist). There was this record store in town that had these great King Records compilations. I think I bought every last one of em- about 6 or 7 albums total.Included on one of these various artist albums was Bubber Johnson's " Come Home". It was love at first hearing. It is one of the finest ballad performances of the 50's.The song was a top 10 smash in 1955 and is one of those forgotten classics that you will probably never hear on radio-except maybe if you ever catch my show. Bubber unfortunately proved to be a one hit wonder- for that top 10 in 1955 was his only chart entry on Billboards R&B Chart. But if I were to ever have one hit record in my life- I would hope that providence would bless me with one as beautiful and classic as this.---P.S. Bubber sounds remarkably like Jesse Belvin."
Come Home to a treasure chest of surprises
Mark Johnson | Burlington, NC USA | 08/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Come Home is a delightful collection of songs all written by a very versitile singer/songwriter, Bubber Johnson. The title song is warm, smooth, and honest. Bubber displays his sultry crooning ability with several titles on this cd. It was impossible to hear "A Crazy Afternoon" and "Muddy Water" without breaking out in smiles. This is a testament to his versatlilty and the ability to not take himself too seriously. A credit to his genre'; past and present. You can also see Bubber in "Red Ball Express" Starring Jeff Chandler and Sidney Poitier. Submitted by a very proud Grandson; Mark Johnson."