13 – Bobby Mitchell (Part 2)

I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday – A Rare Interview with Bobby Mitchell (Part 2) 

This episode is Part 2 of a showcase on New Orleans R&B man Bobby Mitchell, featuring a rare early ’80s interview from the collection of New Orleans historian Rick Coleman. Also thanks to Coleman’s archive, we’ll hear interview clips from producer Dave Bartholomew, songwriter Roy Hayes and Bobby’s wife, Marcie.  We’ll pick things up from 1957 tonight, the year that Bobby recorded one of his all-time classics — “I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday.” Featured in this installment are some real rarities, including the original demo of “Wheel” by the song’s writer, Roy Hayes, as well as Bobby’s last commercial recordings done for Earl Stanley’s Thunder Productions — two tracks that have never been heard by the public!



You Always Hurt the One You Love

I Would Like to Know

Roy Hayes – I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday (demo)

I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday

You Better Go Home

64 Hours

I Love to Hold You

Well, I Done Got Over It

Just Say You Love Me

Send Me Your Picture

You’re Doing Me Wrong

Mama Don’t Allow

I Never Knew What Hit Me

I Got to Call That Number

My Southern Belle

Walking In Circles

You Can’t Resist Me, Baby (unreleased recording courtesy of Earl Stanley)

A Lot of Lies (unreleased recording courtesy of Earl Stanley)


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