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Little Willie Littlefield began his career as a recording artist at the age of 16 for Eddie's Records in Houston. His first recording "Little Willie's Boogie" was a hit in Texas. In Houston Willie recorded 8 tracks for Eddie's Records and Freedom Records in 1948/1949. While in Houston, word reached the Bihari brothers (owners of the Modern-label in Los Angeles) about a teenage wonderboy pianist who was currently breaking up at the Eldorado Ballroom. Before leaving Houston Jules Bihari had already inked a contract, recorded Littlefield's first side "It's Midnight" and arranged for Littlefield to come to the West Coast. When Littlefield arrived in L.A.later that month "It's Midnight" was a big hit (peaked at 3) in the charts nationwide and he was booked in L.A.'s Melody Club and in Johnny Otis' famous Barrelhouse in Watts


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New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp: Bringing Music History to Life

New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp: Bringing Music History to Life

Before Kansas City was recorded by everyone from the Beatles to Peggy Lee, the song was first released in 1952 as K.C. Loving by an obscure Houston pianist named Little Willie Littlefield. The single became a regional hit in the Los Angeles area, where Littlefield was recording for Federal Records, but it would be up to ...


The Red One

Label: Mast Records
Released: 1997


Singalong With Little Willie Littlefield

Label: Mast Records
Released: 1990


Plays The Boogie Woogie

Label: Mast Records
Released: 1987


I'm In The Mood

Label: Mast Records
Released: 1983



Label: Mast Records
Released: 1982


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