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Mississippi Juke Joint Blues 9th September 1941
RANDB036

Clarksdale, Mississippi: birthplace of Ike Turner, Sam Cooke, John Lee Hooker and Son House and home to five taverns visited by Library of Congress researcher Lewis Wade Jones in 1941. In each of these taverns, the Chicken Shack, the Dipsie Doodle, Lucky's, the Messenger's Cafe, and the New Africa, a jukebox. In each jukebox, a choice of records, painstakingly listed by Jones, who figured it was worth it. And now, sitting down in the comfort of your own home, you can pull yourself a beer and listen to the sounds that a 29 year-old Muddy Waters from nearby Stovall might have heard on a night out in Clarksdale on 9th September, 1941. Thanks, Lewis!

BONUS CD available free if you order the set from us direct (tracklisting below).

Disc One

1. Do You Call That A Buddy Louis Jordan Decca 8500 1940
2. Cool Kind Papa Ollie Shepard  OKeh 6277 May 1941
3. Good Feelin' Blues Blind Boy Fuller OKeh 6231 1940
4. God Bless The Child Billie Holiday OKeh 6270 1941
5. Wee Baby Blues Art Tatum w Big Joe Turner Decca 8526 Jan 1941
6. Vine Street Boogie Jay McShann Decca 8570 Apr 1941
7. Why Don't You Do Right Lil Green Bluebird 8714 Apr 1941
8. Things About Coming My Way Sammy Price  Decca 8557 1941
9. Boogie Woogie’s Mother-In-Law Buddy Johnson & His Band Decca 8546 Apr 1941
10. T-Bone Blues Louis Jordan Decca 8525 1940
11. Bottle It Up and Go Tommy McClennan Bluebird 8373 Nov 1939
12. Dig These Blues  The Four Clefs Bluebird 8655 May 1940
13. Fine And Mellow Andy Kirk & His Clouds Of Joy Decca 3282 Jun 1941
14. There Is Something Within Me Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca 8548 Mar 1941
15. Come Around To My House Georgia White Decca 7841 Mar 1941
16. Please Mr Johnson Buddy Johnson Decca 8507 Oct 1940
17. I Been Dealing With The Devil John ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson Bluebird 8580 May 1940
18. Come Back Baby Walter Davis Bluebird 8510 Jul 1940
19. She Belongs To Me Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum Bluebird 8529 May 1940
20. Blue Flame Woody Herman Decca 3643 1941
21. Beer Drinking Woman Memphis Slim Bluebird 8584 Oct 1940
22. Knock Me Out  Roosevelt Sykes  Decca 7796 Apr 1940
23. That's The Blues Old Man Johnny Hodges Bluebird 11117 Nov 1940
24. Getting Older Every Day Big Bill Broonzy OKeh 6116 Dec 1940
25. Goin' to Chicago Blues Count Basie w Jimmy Rushing OKeh 6244 Apr 1941
26. Red Wagon * Buddy Jones Decca 5950 Apr 1941

Disc Two

1. Whiskey Head Tommy McClennan Bluebird 8373 Nov 1939
2. Gangster's Blues Peetie Wheatstraw Decca 7815 Aug 1940
3. Jelly Jelly Earl Hines w Billy Eckstine Bluebird 11065 Dec 1940
4. My Mellow Man  Lil Green Bluebird 8640 1940
5. Stand By Me  Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca 8548 Mar 1941
6. When I Been Drinking Big Bill Broonzy Columbia 30041 May 1941
7. 2.19 Blues Louis Armstrong Decca 25099 1940
8. Grinder Man Blues Memphis Slim Bluebird 8584 Oct 1940
9. New Please Mr. Johnson Buddy Johnson & His Band Decca 8555 May 1941
10. War Time Blues John ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson Bluebird 8580 May 1940
11. Throw This Dog A Bone  Ollie Shepard  OKeh 6277 May 1941
12. Key To The Highway Bill ‘Jazz’ Gillum Bluebird 8529 May 1940
13. No Place To Go Walter Davis Bluebird 8510 Jul 1940
14. Blues Part 1 Artie Shaw Victor 27411 1941
15. Blues Part 2 Artie Shaw Victor 27411 1941
16. Love Me Lil Green Bluebird 8714 Apr 1941
17. Saxa-Woogie Louis Jordan Decca 8560 Apr 1941
18. Solitude Billie Holiday OKeh 6270 1941
19. Basie Boogie Count Basie & His Orchestra OKeh 6330 1940
20. Passenger Train Woman Blind Boy Fuller OKeh 6231 1940
21. She's In My Blood Roosevelt Sykes  Decca 7796 Apr 1940
22. Just Jiving Around  Sammy Price  Decca 8557 1941
23. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Louis Jordan Decca 8525 1940
24. Yes I Got Your Woman Washboard Sam Bluebird 8599 Aug 1940
25. Chocolate Jimmie Lunceford Decca 3807 Apr 1941
26. Undecided Blues Count Basie w Jimmy Rushing OKeh 6071 1940

Disc Three

1. All That Meat & No Potatoes Fats Waller Bluebird 11102 Jan 1941
2. Julia Earl Hines w Billy Eckstine  Bluebird 11199 Dec 1940
3. Mama Knows What Papa Wants  Georgia White Decca 7841 Mar 1941
4. I Know How To Do It  Sammy Price  Decca 8566 Jun 1941
5. Do You Call That a Buddy Larry Clinton Bluebird 11058 Jan 1941
6. Just Got To Hold You Washboard Sam Bluebird 8599 Aug 1940
7. Brotherly Love (Wrong Ideas) Louis Jordan Decca 8560 Apr 1941
8. You Might Have Belonged  Erskine Butterfield ** Decca 8551 1941
9. Whatcha Know Joe Jimmie Lunceford Columbia 35625 Jul 1940
10. Yes Indeed! Bing Crosby & Connie Boswell  Decca 3689 1941
11. Fifteen Minute Intermission Andy Kirk & His Clouds Of Joy Decca 3282 Jun 1941
12. Buckin' The Dice Fats Waller Bluebird 11102 Jan 1941
13. What Have I Done Lil Green Bluebird 8524 May 1940
14. Cross Your Heart Artie Shaw Victor 26763 1941
15. You Betcha My Life Count Basie & His Orchestra OKeh 6221 1940
16. I'd Be Ever So Grateful Buddy Johnson Decca 8546 Apr 1941
17. Daddy Sammy Kaye Victor 27391 Mar 1941
18. Rockin' Chair Blues Big Bill Broonzy OKeh 6116 Dec 1940
19. l'll Get Mine Bye and Bye Louis Armstrong Decca 3900 Mar 1941
20. I Like My Sugar Sweet Fletcher Henderson  Columbia 36214 1941
21. Twenty-Four Robbers  Jimmie Lunceford Decca 3718 Mar 1941
22. Tonight You Belong to Me Erskine Hawkins Bluebird 11161 Jan 1941
23. Keep Cool Fool Ella Fitzgerald Decca 3754 Mar 1941
24. We Go Well Together Cab Calloway OKeh 6341 1941
25. Until The Real Thing Comes Along The Ink Spots Decca 3958 1941

Disc Four

1. Romance In The Dark Lil Green Bluebird 8524 May 1940
2. Perdido Street Blues Louis Armstrong Decca 25099 May 1940
3. Dupree Blues Count Basie Decca 3071 Jan 1939
4. Shine On Shine On Big Bill Broonzy Columbia 30041 May 1941
5. Call Me a Taxi Four Of The Bob Cats  Decca 2207 1938
6. Pompton Turnpike  Louis Jordan Decca 8500 1940
7. My Blue Heaven  Artie Shaw  Victor 27405 Jan 1941
8. Look Out For Yourself Peetie Wheatstraw Decca 7815 Aug 1940
9. Swingmatism Jay McShann Decca 8570 Apr 1941
10. Battle Axe Jimmie Lunceford Decca 3807 Apr 1941
11. Boulder Buff Glenn Miller Bluebird 11163 May 1941
12. Down, Down, Down Count Basie & His Orchestra OKeh 6221 1940
13. Battery Bounce Art Tatum Decca 8526 Jan 1941
14. Good Queen Bess  Johnny Hodges Bluebird 11117 Nov 1940
15. In There Buddy Johnson Decca 8555 May 1941
16. Let's Go Home Fletcher Henderson Columbia 36214 1941
17. Riff Time Erskine Hawkins Bluebird 11161 Jan 1941
18. Summit Ridge Drive  Artie Shaw  Victor 26763 1941
19. I Hear You Talking Four Of The Bob Cats   Decca 2207 Oct 1938
20. The Booglie Wooglie Piggy  Glenn Miller Bluebird 11163 May 1941
21. Swing Along With Me Buddy Johnson Decca 8507 Oct 1940
22. Pan Pan Louis Jordan Decca 8537 1940
23. Taboo Larry Clinton Bluebird 11058 Jan 1941
24. Comin' In Home Earl Hines Bluebird 11199 Dec 1940
25. Red Wagon Count Basie & His Orchestra Decca 3071 Jan 1939

BONUS DISC

1. 9:20 Special Count Basie Okeh 6244 Apr 1941
2. Misirlou Woody Herman Decca 3643 1941
3. Yes Indeed Tommy Dorsey w Sy Oliver Victor 27421 1941
4. I See a Million People Cab Calloway OKeh 6341 1941
5. I'm Falling For You Billy Eckstine w Earl Hines Bluebird 11065 1940
6. Yes Suh! Louis Armstrong Decca 3900 Mar 1941
7. I Had a Premonition Jimmie Lunceford Decca 3718 Mar 1941
8. Keep Cool Fool The Ink Spots Decca 3958 1941
9. No Nothing Ella Fitzgerald Decca 3754 Mar 1941
10. Let Me See Count Basie OKeh 6330 May 1940
11. Because Of You Erskine Butterfield Decca 8551 1941
12. Will You Still Be Mine Tommy Dorsey w Connie Haines Victor 27421 1941

BONSU DISC CONTINUED

13. Keep Cool Fool Erskine Hawkins Bluebird 11049 Jan 1941
14. Valetta Sammy Price Decca 8566 Jun 1941
15. Fan It Woody Herman Decca 3761 1941
16. Moonglow Artie Shaw Victor 27405 Jan 1941
17. No Use Squawkin' Erskine Hawkins Bluebird 11049 Jan 1941
18. Please Say the Word Jimmie Lunceford Columbia 35625 Jul 1940
19. The Two Little Squirrels Louis Jordan Decca 8537 1940
20. Tuesday at Ten Count Basie OKeh 6071 Jan 1941
21. Give Your Mama One Smile Lil Green Bluebird 8640 1940
22. South Woody Herman Decca 3761 1941
23. Tea for Two Bing Crosby & Connie Boswell Decca 3689 1940
24. Maria Elena Gene Autry OKeh 6435 1941


Overall across the four discs (77 +, 76 +, 74 +, 75 + minutes each) the sound is good/bordering on very good--especially for so many recordings from several labels--recorded from 1938-1941. While the sound has been cleaned up it still has that period warmth and feel which adds to the authenticity. There's occasional surface noise but nothing that gets in the way of enjoying the music. The 18 page booklet has details for each single--title, composer, artist, label, recording date--plus an essay reprinted from 1971 that includes pertinent information about the music/era, and a few photos of performers and other pertinent ephemera. This set is worth five "stars" not only because of the music/artists found that day, but also for the Rhythm and Blues label having the foresight and the chestnuts to release something as important as this. Blues fans looking for authentic music, the kind that patrons of those five clubs listened to using their hard earned nickels in juke boxes, as they drank with friends will find many surprises found on those juke boxes. This collection is from a two year field study of culture in the Mississippi Delta region during the summers of '41 and '42 in conjunction with the Archive of American Folk Song--Library of Congress & Fisk University. If you're a deep blues fan read "Lost Delta Found" and there you'll see one section that lists "Records on Machines in Clarksdale Amusement Places", that lists all the songs.

Obviously this collection is the real-deal authentic music heard in that region (and no doubt other areas) in the 1940's. There's no guess work, no random inclusion of songs/performers that fit comfortably in the "juke joint" mould of what people may envision as from that era. Because of the authenticity of the cultural study and Jones' work, this is one of the most important (and eye-opening) collections of music in the blues genre. Plus it makes for darn good listening. Blues fans/blues scholars will have a field day with this fine set--it upsets what many of us thought "juke joint music" was. But the juke box changed all that. It's the music that working people heard after a day of hard work while drinking and relaxing with their friends. On all accounts this collection has to be one of the most authentic, important releases in the blues genre for 2016. Many tracks aren't what people may think of as juke joint music, but the juke box ushered in a new era of music in taverns and local joints all across the South. But more than that--it's just great music.
Stuart Jefferson Amazon

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A series of five 4CD box sets presenting the very best R&B released between 1940 and 1949.

VOLUME ONE 1940-1941
RANDB030

‘You might think that when you’ve been around for a long time and love music as much as we all do at Blues Matters, that we might become a little blasé receiving CDs to review. You’d be wrong...This is a staggering project, a sheer delight...You can stick a pin in anywhere and come up with a gem of a recording. What these records will present to even the most avid R&B aficionado is a revelation... lifting the lid on a buried treasure chest of arcane recordings, all in a style decades ahead of their time... Every one of these tracks is utterly satisfying. If you’re a true R&B fan, you will not experience a finer collection this year or any other. Exhilarating, educational, historical, but above all, extremely musical, a complete evening’s unforgettable R&B entertainment...Think you know your blues history? Think again. As this has taught me, you’re never too old to learn.’
ROY BAINTON Blues Matters

Disc One

1. Central Avenue Breakdown (Victor 26652 May 1940) Lionel Hampton

2. Rockin' Chair Blues (Okeh 06116 Dec 1940) Big Bill Broonzy

3. After Hours (Bluebird 10879 June 1940) Erskine Hawkins and his Orchestra

4. Rock Island Line (Victor Jun 1940) Leadbelly & The Golden Jubilee Quartet

5. Down The Road A Piece (Columbia 35707 Aug 1940) Will Bradley  

6. Key To The Highway (Bluebird 8529 May 1940) Bill "Jazz" Gillum

7. T-Bone Blues (Varsity 8931 Jun 1940) T-Bone Walker  

8. Don't You Lie To Me (Bluebird 8654 May 1940) Tampa Red  

9. My Buddy Blues (Bluebird 8614 Nov 1940) The Five Breezes 

10. Joe Turner Blues (Bluebird 8508 Feb 1940) Adolph Hofner

11. Doggin´ The Dog (Decca 7824 Nov 1940) Big Joe Turner  

12. New Low Down Dog (Okeh 05769 Jun 1940) Champion Jack Dupree 

13. Dig These Blues (Bluebird 8655 May 1940) The Four Clefs 

14. Jivin' The Blues (Bluebird 8674 May 1940) John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson 

15. Preachin' Blues (Bluebird 8509 Feb 1940) Sidney Bechet       

16. Gangster's Blues (Bluebird 8592 Aug 1940) Peetie Wheatstraw   

17. Pipeliner's Blues (Okeh 05669 May 1940) Moon Mullican & The Sunshine Boys

18. Harlem Rhumbain' The Blues (Decca 8531 Dec '40) Hot Lips Page Et Son Orchestre

19. Step It Up and Go (Okeh 05476 Mar 1940) Blind Boy Fuller 

20. Natchez Mississippi Blues (Bluebird 8445 May 1940) Lewis Bronzeville Five

21. That's The Rhythm (Okeh 05971 Oct 1940) Three Sharps And A Flat

22. Boogie Woogie On St. Louis Blues (Bluebird 10674 Feb 1940) Earl Hine

23. Gran Prairie (Dallas Feb 1940) Happy Fats & Rayne-bo Ramblers

24. It Hurts Me Too (Bluebird 8635 May 1940) Tampa Red

25. Sidney's Blues (Bluebird 8509 Jan 1940) Sidney Bechet

26. The Valley Of Time (Bluebird 8388 Dec 1939) Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet

27. Mississippi Town (Decca 7792 Apr 1940) Creole George Guesnon

Disc Two

1. You Run Your Mouth, I'll Run My Business (Decca 3204 May 1940) Louis Armstrong & Luis Russell

2. You Got To Go When The Wagon Comes (Decca 7729 Mar 1940) Louis Jordan

3. Midnight Steppers (Okeh 05758 Jun 1940) Big Bill Broonzy

4. Low Down Gal Blues (Bluebird 8464 Apr 1940) Lewis Bronzeville Five

5. Oh Lawdy Mama (Decca 7811 Sep 1940) Sam Price And His Texas Blusicians

6. Dry Bones (Decca 8522 Dec 1940) Delta Rhythm Boys

7. Gabriel Meets The Duke (Bluebird 10571 Feb 1940) Erskine Hawkins

8. Cabbage Greens No. 1 (Okeh 05713 Jun 1940) Champion Jack Dupree

9. New Early In The Morning (Bluebird May 1940) John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson

10. Shake It (Commodore 634 Jan 1940) Jelly Roll Morton

11. Cotton Tail (Victor 26610 May 1940) Duke Ellington

12. Gospel Train (Okeh 05920 May 1940) The Wright Brothers

13. Ride My Blues Away (Bluebird 11032 Mar 1940) Leonard Harlan

14. Grinder Man Blues (Bluebird 8584 Oct 1940) Memphis Slim

15. If You Take Me Back (Okeh 06141 Dec 1940) Big Joe & His Washboard Band

16. Rock And Rye (Okeh 05699 Jun 1940) Charlie Spand

17. Drum Boogie (Okeh 06046 Sep 1940) Gene Krupa

18. Low Down Dirty Shame (Vocalion 05531 Feb 1940) Big Joe Turner

19. June Tenth Jamboree (Decca 7723 Jan 1940) Louis Jordan

20. Stop Pretending (Decca 3288 June 1940) The Ink Spots

21. 627 Stomp (Decca 18121 Nov 1940) Pete Johnson's Band

22. Harmonica Stomp (Vocalion 05538 Jun 1940) Blind Fuller & Sonny Terry

23. Evil Man's Blues (Bluebird 8634 Dec 1940) Hot Lips Page

24. What Is That She Got (Okeh 05601 Apr 1940) Big Bill Broonzy

25. Romance In The Dark (Bluebird 8524 May 1940) Lil Green

26. In A Mellotone (Victor 26788 Sep 1940)  Duke Ellington

Disc Three

1. I'm Gonna Pull My Hair (Bluebird 8665 Jan 1941) The Cats And The Fiddle
2. Slim Slam Boogie (Okeh 6135 Mar 1941)Slim & Slam
3. Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho (Decca 8522 Dec 1940) The Delta Rhythm Boys
4. Why Don't You Do Right (Bluebird 8714 Apr 1941) Lil Green
5. Keep A Knockin'  (Decca 7858 Jun 1941) Nora And Delle
6. Catfish Blues (Bluebird 8838 Mar 1941) Robert Petway
7. Confessin' The Blues (Decca 8559 Apr 1941) Jay McShann
8. Key To The Highway (Okeh 06242 May 1941) Big Bill Broonzy
9. Take The "A" Train (Victor 27380 Jan 1941) Duke Ellington
10. Junker Blues (Okeh 06152 Jan 1941) Champion Jack Dupree
11. Corrine Corrina (Decca 8563 Jun 1941) Big Joe Turner
12. Cuban Boogie Woogie (Decca 3663 Mar 1941) Andy Kirk
13. You Got To Step Back (Bluebird unreleased Jul 1941) John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
14. I'm The Winder (Okeh 5972 Oct 1941) Black Cats And The Kitten
15. Shoo Shoo Baby (Jubilee 56 Nov 1943) Phil Moore And His Combo
16. Boogie Woogie's Mother-In-Law (Decca 8546 Apr 1941) Buddy Johnson & His Band
17. I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long (Decca 7847 Feb 1941) Selah Jubilee Singers
18. Me And My Chauffeur (Okeh 06288 May 1941) Memphis Minnie
19. Knock Me A Kiss (Decca 8593 Nov 1941) Louis Jordan
20. Walkin' the Boogie (Victor 27505 Jun 1941) Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson
21. Rock Me (Decca 18353 Sep 1941) Lucky Millinder and his orchestra
22. Rock Me, Mama (Decca 8577 Jun 1941) Big Joe Turner
23. Wade In the Water (Vocalion 1941) The Charioteers
24. Knockin' Myself Out (Bluebird 8659 Jan 1941) Lil Green
25. Hold 'Em Hootie (Decca 8583 Apr 1941) Jay McShann
26. New Please Mr. Johnson (Decca 8555 May 1941) Buddy Johnson & His Band
27. Oh I'm Evil (Bluebird 11159 May 1941) Una Mae Carlisle

Disc Four

1. 9:20 Special (Okeh 06244 Apr 1941) Count Basie

2. Wee Baby Blues (Decca 8526 Jan 1941) Big Joe Turner

3. Bouncing at the Beacon (Victor 27634 Dec 1940) Lionel Hampton

4. Rip Up The Joint (Victor 27663 Oct 1941) Sidney Bechet

5. Worried Life Blues (Bluebird 8827 Jun 1941) Big Maceo

6. Are You Fer It (Decca 8604 Oct 1941) Nat King Cole Trio

7. Death Ray Boogie  (Decca 3830 May 1941) Pete Johnson

8. Going Down Slow (Bluebird 8901 Nov 1941) St. Louis Jimmy Oden

9. Shout, Sister, Shout (Decca unreleased Aug 1941) Lucky Millinder w Sister Rosetta Tharpe

10. Blitzkrieg Baby (Bluebird 11120 Mar 1941) Una Mae Carlisle

11. Dupree Shake Dance (Okeh 06104 Jan 1941) Champion Jack Dupree

12. Please Be Careful (Decca 8644 Oct 1941) Boone's Jumping Jacks

13. Crawlin' King Snake (Okeh 06351 Jun 1941) Tony Hollins

14. Topsy (Unreleased May 1941) Charlie Christian

15. The Rhumba Blues (Decca 8565 May 1941) Skeets Tolbert

16. Sixth Avenue Express (Victor 27506 Jun 1941) Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons

17. When I Been Drinking (Columbia 30041 May 1941) Big Bill Broonzy

18. I Like Pie, I Like Cake (Bluebird 8884 Jul 1941) Four Clefs

19. Saxa-Woogie (Decca 8560 Apr 1941) Louis Jordan

20. Vine Street Boogie (Decca 8570 Apr 1941) Jay McShann

21. Going Out The Back Way (Bluebird 300817 Jul 1941) Johnny Hodges

22. Cross Cut Saw (Bluebird 8897 Sep 1941) Tommy McClennan

23. Give It Up (Decca 7863 Jun 1941) Jewel Paige

24. Sun Risin' Blues (Decca 7889 Sep 1941) Big Joe Turner & Freddie Slack

25. Ah Now (Okeh 6295 Mar 1941) Slim & Slam

26. Come On Back (Bluebird 8699 Jan 1941) Washboard Sam

27. 47th Jive (Decca 4021 Jul 1941) Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy

28. Let's Be Friends (Bluebird 8895 Jul 1941) Lil Green

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VOLUME TWO 1942-1944
RANDB031

Disc One

1. The "C" Jam Blues (Victor 27856 Jan 1942) Duke Ellington
2. What's The Use Of Getting Sober (Decca 8645 Jul 1942) Louis Jordan
3. Blues In The Night  (Decca 4125 Dec 1941) Jimmy Lunceford
4. Little John Special (Brunswick 03406 Jul 1942) Lucky Millinder 
5. Mean Ol' Frisco (Victor 202659 Apr 1942) Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
6. Cow Cow Boogie (Capitol 102 May 1942) Ella Mae Morse (w/ Freddie Slack & His Orchestra)
7. See See Rider Blues (Decca 8633 Mar 1942) Bea Booze
8. I Feel So Good (Okeh 06688 Dec 1941) Big Bill Broonzy
9. Mean Old World (Capitol 10033 Jul 1942) T-Bone Walker
10. Five Guys Named Moe (Decca 8653 Jul 1942) Louis Jordan
11. Flying Home (Decca 18394 May 1942) Lionel Hampton Orchestra
12. Why Don't You Do Right (Columbia 36652 Jul 1942) Peggy Lee & The Benny Goodman Orchestra
13. Pitchin' Up A Boogie (Excelsior 104 Mar 1943) Nat King Cole
14. Hey Lawdy Mama (Decca 4405 Jul 1942) Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy
15. (Baby) Please Don't Go (Bluebird 8969 Dec 1941) Big Joe Williams
16. Deacon Jones (Decca 8654 Oct 1943) Louis Jordan
17. Big Time Mama (Okeh 06597 Nov 1941) Champion Jack Dupree
18. Take It And Git (Decca 4366 Jul 1942) Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy
19. Blues In The Night (Decca 8606 Jul 1942) Big Joe Turner
20. Didn't It Rain (Okeh 06529 Dec 1941) Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
21. Evil Gal Blues (Keynote 605 Dec 1943) Dinah Washington
22. I Want A Tall Skinny Papa (Decca 18386 Feb 1942) Lucky Millinder with Sister Rosetta Tharpe
23. She Don't Love Me That Way (Bluebird 340701 Dec 1941) John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
24. I Got A Break, Baby (Capitol 10033 Jul 1942) T-Bone Walker
25. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (Bluebird 11447 Jul 1942) Johnny Hodges
26. SK Blues (Part 1) (Rhythm 3 Jun 1942) Saunders King

Disc Two

1. Fat Meat Is Good Meat (Beacon 104 1942) Savannah Churchill And Her All Star Seven
2. Ain't No Business We Can Do (Bluebird 9021 Mar 1942) Doctor Clayton
3. Stormy Monday Blues (Bluebird 11567 Mar 1942) Earl Hines
4. That's All (Decca 18496 Nov 1941) Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra w Sister Rosetta Tharpe
5. Downtown Cafe Boogie (Commodore 1512 Nov 1943) Edmond Hall
6. Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer (Bluebird 300815 Jan 1943) The Four Vagabonds
7. That Ain't Right (Decca 8630 Oct 1941) Nat King Cole
8. Unlucky Woman (Decca 8613 Feb 1942) Helen Humes
9. You Can't Get That No More (V-Disc Nov 1943) Louis Jordan
10. Moppin' And Boppin' (Victor 404003 Jan 1943) Fats Waller
11. St. Louis Blues (Victor 27926 Feb 1942) John Kirby
12. Let Me Play With Your Poodle (Bluebird 340700 Feb 1942) Tampa Red & Big Maceo
13. Oh Miss Jaxson (Decca 18547 Jul 1942) Charlie Barnet
14. Savoy (Decca 18353 Feb 1942) Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra; Trevor Bacon, vocal;
15. Jumpin' Blues (Decca 4418 Jul 1942) Jay McShann And His Orchestra 
16. Minor Jive (Brunswick 58045 Nov 1943) Roy Eldridge
17. Don't Stop Now (Savoy 102 1942) Bonnie Davies
18. Hit That Jive, Jack (Decca 8630 Oct 1941) Nat King Cole
19. Rusty Dusty Blues (Columbia 36675 Jul 1942) Count Basie
20. You'll Get Them Blues (Decca 8611 Feb 1942) Buddy Johnson
21. Gonna Hit The Highway (Bluebird 8997 Nov 1942) Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
22. Apollo Jump (Decca 18529 Sep 1941) Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
23. Don't Cry Baby (Bluebird 300813 May 1942) Erskine Hawkins
24. Groove Juice Special (Unissued Apr 1942) Slim & Slam
25. Amen (Transcription 1942) The Charioteers
26. Amen (Decca 18346 Apr 1942) Woody Herman

Disc Three

1. T-Bone Boogie (Rhumboogie 4002 Oct 1944) T-Bone Walker w/Marl Young And His Orchestra
2. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My baby? (Decca 8659 Nov 1943) Louis Jordan
3. Main Stem (Victor 201556 Jun 1942 rel 1944) Duke Ellington
4. Come On Over To My House (Capitol 10030 Nov 1944) Julia Lee
5. Boogie No 1 (Specialty 500 Aug 1944) Sepia Tones
6. Jericho (Savoy 502 Mar 1944) Cozy Cole
7. Fine Brown Frame (Deluxe 11000 Oct 1944) Buddy Johnson
8. Hamps Boogie Woogie No 1 (Decca 18613 Mar 1944) Lionel Hampton
9. Salty Papa Blues (Mercury 8004 Dec 1943) Dinah Washington
10. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (Capitol 169 March 1944) Nat King Cole Trio
11. Besame Mucho (Brunswick 80125 Dec 1944) Edmond Hall
12. Book Of The Seven Seas (Regis 1008 Jul 1944) The Dixie Hummingbirds
13. Blow Top Blues (B&W 53 Dec 1944) Etta Jones
14. Boogie Rocks (Commodore 617 1944) Albert Ammons
15. Milk Shake Stand (Savoy 527 Nov 1944) The Three Barons
16. The Sheik of Araby (V-Disc 1944) Hot Lips Page
17. Blowin' The Blues Away (Audio-Lab 1549 Sep 1944) Billy Eckstine
18. Mean Old World Blues (Rhumboogie 4003 Oct 1944) T-Bone Walker
19. Low Down The Chariot (Decca 8662 rel Nov 1944) Coleman Brothers
20. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch (Decca 8671 Oct 1944) Ella Johnson w/Buddy Johnson and His Band
21. Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night (Beacon 7133 May 1944) The Five Red Caps
22. Sure Enough I Do (Bluebird 340731 Dec 1944) Tampa Red
23. Cow Cow Boogie (Decca 18587 Nov 1943) Ella Fitzgerald
24. Blue Harlem (Blue Note 1634 Jul 1944) Ike Quebec
25. Lester Leaps Again (Keynote 1302 Mar 1944) Lester Young
26. Back Door Stuff - Part 1 (Decca 18594 Aug 1944) Jimmie Lunceford

Disc Four

1. Nice And Cozy (Savoy 502 Mar 1944) Cozy Cole
2. Hurry Hurry (Capitol 144 Oct 1943) Benny Carter
3. G.I. Jive (Decca 8659 Mar 1944) Louis Jordan
4. Evil Gal Blues (B&W 10 Dec 1944) Etta Jones
5. Boogie Woogie Boogie (Rex J501 Dec 1944) Errol Garner
6. Sail On Boogie (Rhumboogie 4003 Oct 1944) T-Bone Walker
7. Tess's Torch Song (Hit 7075 Jan 1944) Cootie Williams
8. Just Make It In (Regis 1007 Jul 1944) Ernestine B Washington & The Dixie Hummingbirds
9. Pro-Sky (Feb 1944 Transcription) Nat King Cole
10. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (Decca 23628 Nov 1943) Louis Jordan
11. The Blues Jumped The Rabbit (Commodore 593 Mar 1944) Hot Lips Page
12. Straighten Up and Fly Right (Capitol 154 Nov 1943) King Cole Trio
13. Blue Lester (Savoy 581 May 1944) Lester Young
14. When My Man Comes Home (Decca 8655 rel Apr 1944) Buddy Johnson
15. Cecil's Boogie (Gilt-Edge 500 Jun 1944) Cecil Gant
16. You Don't Love Me Blues (Rhumboogie 4003 Oct 1944) T-Bone Walker
17. The House Of The Rising Sun (Musicraft 312 Feb 1944) Leadbelly
18. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me (Decca 4440 rel Apr 1944) Delta Rhythm Boys
19. Boogie Woogie Ball (Beacon 7121 1944) The Five Red Caps
20. I Would If I Could (Savoy 5513 Nov 1944) Helen Humes
21. Jump Lester Jump (Savoy 535 May 1944) Lester Young
22. Ration Blues (Decca 8654 Oct 1943) Louis Jordan
23. Till Then (Decca 18599 Feb 1944) The Mills Brothers
24. One of them good ones (Deluxe 8671 Oct 1944)  Buddy Johnson
25. I Love My Man (Commodore 614 April 1944) Billie Holiday
26. Low Down Dirty Shame (Dec 1944 live recording) T-Bone Walker
27. These Young Men Blues (Decca 8658 Feb 1944) Wee Bea Booze

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VOLUME THREE 1945-1946
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Disc One

1.        Dirt Road Blues Victor 202757 Oct 1945 Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup

2.        Detroit Jump Victor 20-2173 Jul 1945 Big Maceo

3.        Since I Fell For You Decca 48016 Nov 1945 Ella Johnson

4.        S. K. Blues Pt. 1 National 9010 Feb 1945 Big Joe Turner

5.        M.F.T. Boogie Hub 3001 1945 Ace Harris

6.        Baby Look At You Apollo 361 Aug 1945 Wynonie Harris

7.        Jump Jack Jump Gilt-Edge 538 1945 Cecil Gant

8.        Blues At Sunrise Exclusive 209 1945 Ivory Joe Hunter

9.        Two Timin' Blues Columbia 20437 Feb 1945 Clyde Moody

10.     Blues for a Day Apollo 388 Dec 1945 Dinah Washington

11.     Stop Breaking Down Victor 20-3047 Oct 1945 John Lee 'Sonny Boy' Williamson

12.     Jimmy’s Round The Clock Blues Excelsior 142 Sep 1945 Jimmy Rushing

13.     V Day Stomp Victor 20-1656 1945 Four Clefs

14.     Play Jackpot Memo 1002 1945 Dusty Brooks & His Four Tones

15.     Left A Good Deal In Mobile Exclusive 208 1945 Herb Jeffries

16.     Cherry Red Blues Mercury 8003 Dec 1945 Eddie Vinson

17.     Strange Things Happening Decca 8669 Apr 1945 Sister Rosetta Tharpe

18.     Cement Mixer Folklyric 9038 1945 Slim Gaillard

19.     He May Be Your Man Aladdin 105 1945 Helen Humes

20.     Jammin' The Boogie  Commodore 1516 1944 Albert Ammons

21.     Buzz Me Decca 8734 Jan 1945 Louis Jordan

22.     When The Sun Goes Down Black & White 106 1945 Alton Redd

23.     Salt Peanuts Guild 1003 May 1945 Dizzy Gillespie

24.     When I've Been Drinking Aladdin 109 1945 Jay McShann

25.     See See Rider Blue Note 509 Aug 1945 Pigmeat Markham

26.     After Hours Boogie Laurent 1451 1945 Pee Wee Crayton

 

Disc Two

1.        The Honeydripper Pt. 1 Exclusive 207 Mar 1945 Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
2.        Be-baba-leba Aladdin 106 1945 Helen Humes
3.        Harlem Nocturne Excelsior 142 Sep 1945 Johnny Otis
4.        If It´s Good Premier 29012 1945 Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends
5.        Reefer Head Woman  Columbia 36873 Feb 1945 Buster Bennett
6.        Texas Stomp Victor 20-2028 Jul 1945 Big Maceo
7.        Somebody´s Gotta Go Hit 7119 Aug 1944 Eddie Vinson
8.        Bartender Boogie Black & White 750 1945 Jack McVea
9.        Rock Me Mama Bluebird 340725 1944 Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
10.     Rock Boogie Gilt-Edge 528 Oct 1945 Jim Wynn
11.     Doggin' The Blues  Savoy 2223 May 1945 Big Joe Turner
12.     Blow Top Blues  Decca 23792 May 1945 Dinah Washington
13.     Tippin' In Victor 20-1639 1945 Erskine Hawkins
14.     Voo-It, Voo-It Jukebox 502 1945 Marion Abernathy
15.     Anytime Is the Right Time Bluebird 340745 Jul 1945 Roosevelt Sykes Trio
16.     Topsy Blue Note 515 Jul 1945 Ike Quebec
17.     It's Just the Blues Mercury 2001 Sep 1945 The Four Jumps Of Jive
18.     That's The Blues Continental 6013 Jan 1945 Rubberlegs Williams
19.     Milton's Boogie Jukebox 503 Dec 1945 Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
20.     My Baby's Business Excelsior 141 Sep 1945 Jimmy Rushing
21.     Swingin' The Boogie Modern Music 101 1945 Hadda Brooks
22.     Travelin' Blues Queen 4121 Sep 1945 Slim Gaillard
23.     Beulah´s Boogie Decca 18719 May 1945 Lionel Hampton
24.     Wynonie's Blues Apollo 362 Aug 1945 Wynonie Harris
25.     Get Away Mr. Satan Get Away Decca 8673 Sep 1945 The Coleman Brothers
26.     Rocky Road Blues Columbia 20013 1945 Bill Monroe
27.     Stone Cold Dead In The Mkt Decca 23546 Oct 1945 Ella Fitzgerald

Disc Three

1.        Port Wine Mercury 8012 1946 Bill Samuels

2.        Freight Train Boogie King 570 1946 The Delmore Brothers

3.        Voodoo Woman Blues Mercury 8020 Jul 1946 Jay McShann

4.        Weddin' Day Blues Savoy 5527 Feb 1946 Cousin Joe

5.        Let's Have A Ball Continental 6065 Sep 1946 Champion Jack Dupree

6.        Just A Sittin' And A-Rockin' Decca 18739 1946 The Delta Rhythm Boys

7.        Don't Stop The Carnival Broadcast Dec 1946 The Duke Of Iron & Choru

8.        Get the Mop Victor 20-1808 Jan 1946 Henry 'Red' Allen

9.        Atom And Evil Columbia 37236 Jun 1946 The Golden Gate Quartet

10.     Everything's Moving Too Fast Capitol 343 1946 Peggy Lee

11.     Shorty's Got To Go Decca 18867 Feb 1946 Lucky Millinder

12.     Everything Will Be All Right Modern Music 140 1946 Johnny Alston Orchestra

13.     Bye Bye Baby Blues Hub 3033 1946 The Ravens

14.     Hawk's Boogie Victor 20-2169 Oct 1946 Erskine Hawkins

15.     How Far from God Decca 48030 Jan 1946 Sister Rosetta Tharpe

16.     Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got Capitol 308 Aug 1946 Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends

17.     Oklahoma Stomp Columbia 20573 May 1946 Spade Cooley

18.     Old Maid Boogie Mercury 8028 Jan 1947 Eddie Vinson & Orchestra

19.     My Baby Apollo 379 1946 The Melody Masters

20.     I Feel So Bad Aladdin 168 Nov 1946 Lightnin' Hopkins

21.     Texas & Pacific Decca 23810 Oct 1946 Louis Jordan
22.     You've Got To Move Asch AA1 1946 Two Gospel Keys
23.     Shufflin' Boogie Atlas 122 1946 Luke Jones
24.     If I Were A Itty Bitty Girl Pt. 1 Aladdin 139 May 1946 Velma Nelson
25.     Here Am I Do Send Me Apollo 103 Feb 1946 Georgia Peach
26.     That's Alright Victor 202205 Sep 1946 Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
27.     Come Back To Me Baby Mercury 8016 Dec 1945 T-Bone Walker

 

Disc Four
1.        Don't Leave Me Baby Black & White 111 Sep 1946 T-Bone Walker
2.        Chicago Breakdown Victor 20-2910 Oct 1945 Big Maceo
3.        Open The Door, Richard  National 4012 Jan 1946 Dusty Fletcher
4.        Tanya Exclusive 231 Jul 1946 Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
5.        My Gal's A Jockey National 4002 Jan 1946 Big Joe Turner
6.        The King Columbia ‎37070 Feb 1946 Count Basie

7.        Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho Columbia 37833 Jun 1946 The Golden Gate Quartet

8.        Lotus Blossom Mercury 8013 Nov 1946 Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends

9.        Red Light Black & White 781 1946 Red Callender Trio

10.     Going Down Slow Continental 6066 Sep 1946 Champion Jack Dupree

11.     Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop Decca 18754 Dec 1945 Lionel Hampton

12.     Slim's Jam Bel-Tone 761 Dec 1945 Slim Gaillard

13.     Seventh Street Boogie Pacific 601 Dec 1946 Ivory Joe Hunter

14.     Happy Go Lucky Local Pt. 2 Musicraft 461 Nov 1946 Duke Ellington Orchestra

15.     Let The Good Times Roll Decca 23741 Jun 1946 Louis Jordan

16.     Calypso Daddy Modern Music Jun 1946 Jeanne Demetz

17.     When I'm In My Tea Aladdin 144 Jun 1946 Jo Jo Adams

18.     Indiana Avenue Stomp Circle 1008 Apr 1946 Montana Taylor

19.     Fare Thee Well Deacon Jones Decca 24495 May 1946 Lucky Millinder

20.     Playful Baby Apollo 372 Dec 1945 Wynonie Harris

21.     Cool Breeze National 9052 Mar 1946 Billy Eckstine

22.     I Want To Be Loved Manor 1046 1946 Savannah Churchill

23.     Atomic Boogie National 4003 Jan 1946 Pete Johnson All Stars

24.     Down The Road Apiece  Aladdin 161 Sep 1946 Amos Milburn

25.     Floyd's Guitar Blues Hy-Tone 29 Nov 1946 Floyd Smith

 

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VOLUME FOUR 1947-1948
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Disc One

1.        Grandma And Grandpa Savoy 5547 1947 Baby Face Lewis

2.        Li'l Dog Decca 48076 Oct 1947 Buddy Johnson
3.        She's Got Great Big Eyes Deluxe 1104 Sep 1947 Dave Bartholomew
4.        Box Car Shorty And Peter Blue Decca 48045 Jul 1947 Cousin Joe
5.        You Got to Run Me Down Victor 20-2405 Apr 1947 Bill 'Jazz' Gillum
6.        Midnight In The Barrel House Excelsior 536 1947 Johnny Otis
7.        Oop-Pop-A-Da Victor 20-2480 Aug 1947 Dizzy Gillespie
8.        Tired Apollo 194 1947 Mahalia Jackson
9.        Move It On Over MGM 10033 Apr 1947 Hank Williams
10.     Fluffy's Debut Excelsior 500 1947 Fluffy Hunter
11.     Rockin' Boogie Specialty 512 Apr 1947 Joe Lutcher
12.     Late Freight Miracle 128 Sep 1947 Sonny Thompson
13.     El Ritmo Century 4009 Mar 1947 Little Brother Montgomery
14.     Whose Hat Is That Deluxe 3154 Oct 1947 Roy Brown
15.     Turn On Your Volume Baby Deluxe 3099 Sep 1947 Smiley Lewis
16.     Well Well Well Aladdin 2035 Feb 1947 The Soul Stirrers
17.     Hey Lawdy Mama Modern 572 Jun 1947 Gene Phillips
18.     Blue Harlem Atlantic 854 Dec 1947 Tiny Grimes
19.     Okie Boogie Capitol 341 1947 Jack Guthrie
20.     Elevator Baby Exclusive 35 1947 Mabel Scott
21.     I Feel Like Crying  Aristocrat 1103 Oct 1947 Andrew Tibbs
22.     Joe's Boogie Manor 1157 1947 Johnny Griffin
23.     Gospel Boogie King 4223 1947 Lee Roy Abernathy
24.     God's Mighty Hand Manor 1051 1947 Rev. Utah Smith
25.     Blues For The Red Boy King 4240 Oct 1947 Todd Rhodes
26.     Earl's Rhumboogie King 4198 1947 Earl Bostic
27.     Sixteen Tons Capitol 48001 1947 Merle Travis
28.     Let's Throw A Boogie Woogie Trilon 192 Aug 1947 Lowell Fulson

Disc Two
1.        Drinking Ink Splink  Aristocrat 1102 Aug 1947 Andrew Tibbs
2.        Louie's Guitar Boogie Supreme 1501 Nov 1947 Jay McShann
3.        One O' Clock Jump Victor 202463 1947 The Delta Rhythm Boys
4.        Baby Please Don't Go Columbia 37945 Jul 1947 Big Joe Williams
5.        I Want A Bowlegged Woman King 4189 Aug 1947 Bull Moose Jackson
6.        Groovy Movie Blues Exclusive 107 1947 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
7.        Go Devil Go Modern unissued 1947 Madam Ira Mae Littlejohn
8.        All States Boogie King 4314 1947 Ivory Joe Hunter
9.        Ebony Rhapsody Columbia 37573 Jun 1947 Rosetta Howard
10.     Mother Fuyer Aladdin 194 1947 Dirty Red
11.     Bum Mae Deluxe 1104 Sep 1947 Dave Bartholomew
12.     Big Legs Modern 527 1947 Gene Phillips
13.     Bell Boy Boogie King 4239 Jul 1947 Todd Rhodes
14.     Swing Down Chariot Broadcast 1947 The Jubalaires
15.     Signifying Monkey Bullet 275 1947 Big Three Trio
16.     Razor Strap Boogie Broadcast 1947 Jack Rivers
17.     Diggin My Potatoes Folkways FP 4 1947 Leadbelly
18.     Salee Dame Circle J 1018 Jun 1947 James P. Johnson
19.     Rock It Gotham 256 1947 Lil Armstrong
20.     Choo Choo Apollo 1075 1947 The Four Vagabonds
21.     Gypsy Woman Aristocrat 1302 Sep 1947 Muddy Waters
22.     Puerto Vootie MGM 10231 Feb 1947 Slim Gaillard Trio
23.     Long Gone Pt. 2 Miracle 126 Sep 1947 Sonny Thompson
24.     Traffic Song Specialty 304 Apr 1947 Joe Lutcher
25.     Hot Sauce Boss King 4204 Jul 1947 Earl Bostic
26.     Ooh Looka There Ain't She Pretty Columbia 38065 1947 The Charioteers
27.     Hackberry Hop Cajun Classics 1007 1947 Harry Choates
28.     Barrelhouse Stomp Excelsior 536 1947 Johnny Otis

 

Disc Three
1.        Chicken Shack Boogie Aladdin 3014 Nov 1947 Amos Milburn
2.        Mississippi Boogie Specialty 353 Nov 1948 Jimmy Liggins
3.        Ain't Nobody's Business Pt. 1 Swing Time 263 Nov 1947 Jimmy Witherspoon
4.        Wild Wig Savoy 682 Nov 1948 Big Jay McNeely
5.        Boogie Chillen Modern 627 Sep 1948 John Lee Hooker
6.        I'm Crazy Bout That Boogie Tru-Blu 119 May 1948 Clyde Bernhardt
7.        Go Long Gotham 163 1948 The Dixieaires
8.        Lowe Groovin' Atlantic 855 Dec 1947 Joe Morris
9.        Lightnin's Boogie Imperial 5852 Feb 1948 Lightnin' Hopkins
10.     Write Me a Letter National 9038 The Ravens
11.     Lost John Boogie King 719 Dec 1947 Wayne Raney

12.     I Can't Be Satisfied Aristocrat 1305 Dec 1947 Muddy Waters
13.     Stop Messin’ Around JVB 75827 1948 Walter Mitchell
14.     A Little Bird Told Me Supreme 1507 1948 Paula Watson
15.     Good News Specialty 310 Dec 1947 The Pilgrim Travelers
16.     Bull Fiddle Boogie Victor 20-3232 1948 Pee Wee King
17.     Robbie Doby Boogie  Savoy 5550 1948 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
18.     Parrot Bar Boogie King 4257 1948 Tina Dixon
19.     Hey Little Girl  DeLuxe 1138 Nov 1947 Paul Gayten
20.     Texas Hop Modern D107643 Dec 1948 Pee Wee Crayton
21.     Swingin' Rhythm 206 Dec 1948 Saunders King
22.     Fine Brown Frame Capitol 15032 1948 Nellie Lutcher
23.     Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket Excelsior 522 1948 King Perry
24.     Down On My Knees King 4344 1948 Swan Silvertone Singers
25.     Superstitious Woman Modern 20-614 Oct 1947 Gene Phillips
26.     The Twister Savoy 665 1948 Paul Williams
27.     D'Natural Blues Victor 203351 Jan 1949 Lucky Millinder

Disc Four

1.        Fat Stuff Boogie Savoy 693 Jul 1948 Beale Street Gang

2.        Guitar Boogie Shuffle MGM 10293 1948  Arthur Smith

3.        Hip Shakin' Mama Deluxe 3199 Nov 1948 Chubby Newsome

4.        Good Morning Little Schoolgirl Modern 574 Dec 1947 Smokey Hogg

5.        Corn Bread Savoy 671 Oct 1948 Hal Singer Sextet

6.        Rockin' With Big John Sittin' in With 510 1948 Big John Greer

7.        Hogan's Alley King 4231 Dec 1947 Cecil Gant

8.        Long Tall Brown Skinned Gal Apollo 398 1948 The Four Blues

9.        The Spider Atlantic 859 Dec 1947 Joe Morris

10.     Bewildered Aladdin 3018 Oct 1948 Amos Milburn

11.     Wait Now  Excelsior 600 1948 King Perry

12.     You Gonna Miss Me Aristocrat 1307 Nov 1948 Muddy Waters

13.     Turtle Rock Savoy 773 Mar 1948 Paul Williams

14.     Bounce Pee Wee Modern 20-719 Sep 1948 Pee Wee Crayton

15.     How Sweet It Is  Capitol 1948 Prof J Earle Hines

16.     Ol' Man River  National 9035 1948 The Ravens

17.     Red Hot Blues National 9072 1949 T.J. Fowler

18.     Hop, Skip, Jump Speciality 314 Jul 1948 Roy Milton

19.     We're Gonna Rock Savoy 666 Dec 1947 Wild Bill Moore

20.     Cadillac Boogie Specialty 521 Nov 1947 Jimmy Liggins

21.     Milky White Way Score 5001 May 1948 The Trumpeteers

22.     Pettin' And Pokin' Decca 24527 Dec 1947 Louis Jordan

23.     Better Cut That Out Victor 20-3218 Nov 1947 John Lee 'Sonny Boy' Williamson

24.     King Size Papa Capitol 15588 Nov 1947 Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends

25.     Midnight Jump Miracle 125 1948 Memphis Slim

26.     T-Bone Shuffle Capitol 70042 Nov 1947 T-Bone Walker

27.     Deacon's Hop Savoy 685 Dec 1948 Big Jay McNeely's Blue Jays

28.     Big Bug Boogie Exclusive 130 1948 Gene Phillips

When many of these records were cut I was 4 years old and playing in the rubble of a bombed-out Hull, courtesy of the Luftwaffe. Back then, in the UK, any one of these 111 (yes, 111 even!) tracks would have given the BBC a coronary thrombosis because the nearest we got to black music was the bellowing burnt cork of Al Jolson. Following the previous R&B Anthology sets from R&B Records, I knew I’d be in for more thrills with this and I’m not disappointed, yet restricted wordage here precludes a full ecstatic overview. However - if you thought big strident in-your-face electric guitar chords arrived in the 1960s, check out 1947’s Midnight in The Barrel House by Johnny Otis. And there’s Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson and even Hank Williams and Merle Travis. Needing wild, wanton and utterly danceable? You need Fluffy Hunter and Buddy Banks with the manic piano of Fluffy’s Debut. Disc 2 is replete with rare gems too. The sorely neglected Andrew Tibbs pre-empting Jerry Lee Lewis’s Wine Spodey-Odey by over a decade with the rousing Drinking Ink Splink. This is a magical mystery tour with Madam Ira Mae Littlejohn’s boisterous Go Devil Go and even a 1947 Muddy Waters with Gypsy Woman, contrasting nicely with the raucous front porch fiddling of Harry Choates and his Hackberry Hop. By the time you reach disc 3 you feel like you’ve drunk a half bottle of Bourbon. Amos Milburn kicks in with a rolling Chicken Shack Boogie, the sinister, dark and energetic 1948 cut of Hooker’s Boogie Chillen, Nellie Lutcher’s uplifting Fine Brown Frame and the honking saxes of The Twister by Paul Williams, the scintillating acapella harmonies of the Swan Silvertone Singers. Disc 4 boogies along just as agreeably with The Beale Street Gang’s Fat Stuff Boogie, followed by Arthur Smith’s seminal guitar hit, Guitar Boogie, there’s more 1948 Muddy Waters, a bouncy Pettin’ and Pokin’ by Louis Jordan and 20 other delights. This hefty collection curated by Nick Duckett, who also provides the entertaining liner notes, feels like stumbling into a sealed cave of musical pirate treasure; golden nuggets, jewelled crowns, dancing diamonds and rhythmic rubies. Sometimes musical history can jolt you from the terror and torpor of the present and take you to a long forgotten place of joy. That may sound like Pseud’s Corner, but these R&B Anthologies do it for me. Try it - you’ll be well rewarded. ROY BAINTON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A new series of 4CD boxsets working its way forward chronologically from 1940 presenting the very best music released during each period.
VOLUME FIVE 1949
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Disc One

1. Mountain Oysters King 4321 Aug 1949 Henry Glover w Eddie Davis
2. Venus Blues Atlantic 909 Oct 1949 Sticks McGhee
3. Boogie Guitar Savoy Nov 1949 Johnny Otis
4. Let 'Em Roll Mercury 8143 Apr 1949 Cootie Williams & Orchestra
5. I'll Always Be In Love With You  Savoy 681 1949 The Ray-O-Vacs  
6. Square Dance Boogie Aladdin 3056 Dec 1949 Amos Milburn
7. Let's Have Some Fun Freedom 1513 1949 Jesse Thomas
8. K&H Boogie  Exclusive 122 Apr 1949 Big Jay McNeely
9. Good Daddy Blues Mercury 8154 Mar 1949 Dinah Washington
10. Big Three Stomp Columbia 30166 Feb 1949 The Big Three Trio
11. Roly Poly Mama Gotham 196 1949 Harry Crafton
12. Ma-Ma Savoy 709 1949 Jimmy Smith
13. Hadacol Bounce Mercury 8184 Sep 1949 Professor Longhair
14. Hadacol Boogie Mercury 6190 1949 Bill Nettles
15. Camel Walkin'  Star 719  1949 Charlie Singleton
16. After Dark Blues  Savoy 741 Sep 1949 Billy Wright
17. Rock-A-Bye Baby Deluxe Mar 1949 Roy Brown
18. Rock A While Freedom 1506 1949 Goree Carter
19. Rock The House  Atlantic 894 Mar 1949 Tiny Grimes Rockin' Highlanders
20. Rock And Roll Blues Deluxe 3220 Apr 1949 Erline Harris
21. Boogie's The Thing Mercury 8183 Aug 1949 George Miller
22. Fat Mama Excelsior 600 1949 King Perry
23. Jumpin' At The Jubilee Freedom 1546 Dec 1949 Joe Turner
24. Rub A Little Boogie  Apollo 440 1949 Duke Bayou (Jack Dupree)
25. Take A Swing With Me Bullet 315 1949 B.B. King
26. Creole Gal Blues Peacock 1514 1949 Edgar Blanchard & The Gondoliers
27. New Orleans Lover Man DeLuxe 3213 Jan 1949 Chubby Newsome
28. Early Dawn Boogie Imperial 5054 Nov 1949 Tommy Ridgley

Disc Two

1. Last Saturday Night  Columbia 30162 Apr 1949 Chris Powell & 5 Blue Flames
2. Saturday Night Savoy 691 Mar 1949 Kansas City Jimmy Smith
3. Cook That Stuff  Capitol 70059 1949 Cleo Brown  
4. Sittin' On It All The Time King Aug 1949 Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
5. I Like My Baby's Pudding King 4342 Oct 1949   Wynonie Harris
6. Sugar Hill Blues King 4328 Aug 1949 Earl Bostic
7. Josephine RPM 1949 Jimmy McCracklin
8. Ja-Hoosey Baby King 4319 Mar 1949 Marion Abernathy
9. Rag Mop Bullet 696 Dec 1949 Johnnie Lee Wills
10. How Blue Can You Get  Victor 1949 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
11. My Baby's Comin' Back  Atlantic 909 Oct 1949 Stick McGhee  
12. Psycho Loco Decca 47058 Apr 1949 Louis Jordan
13. Rocking After Midnight Swing Time 196 1949 Lowell Fulson
14. If It's So Baby Savoy 726 Jan 1949 The Robins
15. Milt's Boogie  MGM 10383 Mar 1949 Milt Buckner
16. Gator Tail Pt. 1 Mercury ‎8131 Mar 1949 Cootie Williams
17. Gator Tail Pt. 2 Mercury ‎8131 Mar 1949 Cootie Williams
18. The Fish Pt. 1 Swingmaster 1011 Apr 1949 Sonny Thompson
19. The Fish Pt. 2 Swingmaster 1011 Apr 1949 Sonny Thompson
20. Easy Baby Victor 22-0036 Feb 1949 LaVern Baker w Eddie Penigar
21. Hoogie Boogie Modern 20-663 1949 John Lee Hooker
22. Five Feet Seven  Mercury 8126 Feb 1949 Big Bill Broonzy
23. Bear Hug Regal Aug 1949 Paul Gayten
24. Beans And Cornbread Atlantic 878 May 1949 Joe Morris
25. Thinking Of You Exclusive 145 1949 Frantic Fay Thomas
26. Triflin' Woman King Oct 1949 Wynonie Harris & Allstars
27. Ain't That Fine Swing Time 216 Nov 1949 Maxim Trio w Ray Charles
28. Blues Stay Away from Me King 803 May 1949 Delmore Brothers

Disc Three

1. Gravy Train King 4337 Nov 1949 Tiny Bradshaw
2. Marijuana Boogie Imperial DI-535 1949 Lalo Guerrero
3. My Be-Bop Daddy Aladdin 3042 Nov 1949 Lil Green and Her Band  
4. Rock The Joint Columbia 30175 Sep 1949 Chris Powell & 5 Blue Flames
5. Riding High Deluxe 3226 Jul 1949 Roy Brown
6. Head Hunter Regent 1028 Dec 1949 Johnny Otis
7. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It 4-Star 1383 1949 T-Texas Tyler  
8. Down In The Groovy Freedom 1519 1949 Lonnie Lyons
9. Mellow Woman Blues DeLuxe 3227 1949 The Johnson Brothers Combo
10. Rain Is A Bringdown Atlantic Apr 1949 Ruth Brown
11. Bogey Man Apollo 450 Aug 1949 Willie Mabon
12. Drinking Beer Gotham 203 1949 Tiny Grimes
13. Hung Out Swing Beat 191 1949 Maxwell Davis
14. Walk Your Blues Away Atlantic 906 Dec 1949 Professor Longhair
15. Blazer Boy Blues Regal 3231 Aug 1949 James 'Blazer Boy' Locks
16. Adams Alley RCA 50-0015 Jun 1949 lllinois Jacquet  
17. Blues for What I've Never Had Victor 22-0020 Feb 1949 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
18. Tonight You're Mine Modern 20-723 Oct 1949 Viviane Greene
19. Moosey King 4288 Feb 1949 Bull Moose Jackson  
20. Cleo's Boogie Capitol 57-7057 Sep 1949 Cleo Brown
21. Eatin' Watermelon Torch 6911 1949 Crown Prince Waterford
22. Moody Baby MGM 10719 1949 Joe Turner
23. Don't Come Too Soon Capitol 1111 Apr 1949 Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends
24. Cross Bones King 4307 Mar 1949 Russell Jacquet  
25. Still Gone Pt. 3 Miracle 139 Apr 1949 Sonny Thompson
26. Still Gone Pt. 4 Miracle 139 Apr 1949 Sonny Thompson
27. Scrambled Eggs Gotham 243 1949 Panama Francis
28. Lousiana Boogie Goldstar 1380 1949 Harry Choates

Disc Four

1. Shout Sister Shout Victor 22-0029 Mar 1949 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
2. Shout Baby Shout Freedom 1517 1949 L. C. Williams
3. Take Me Back, Baby Modern 665 Feb 1949 Jimmy Witherspoon
4. Gospel Train Decca 48092 1949 Marie Knight
5. I'll Send You Freedom 1511 1949 Goree Carter
6. Walkin' Blues Aladdin 3049 Jul 1949 Amos Milburn
7. Jelly Roll Boogie Savoy 711 Jan 1949 Paul Williams
8. Rickey's Blues National 9073 1949 The Ravens
9. She's My Baby Imperial 5077 Dec 1949 Fats Domino
10. No Good Woman Blues King 4355 Aug 1949 Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
11. Down Yonder Deluxe 27087 Dec 1949 Buddy Johnson
12. Boogie Rambler Peacock 1505 1949 Clarence Gatemouth Brown
13. Around About Midnight Score 4010 1949 The Robins
14. Blue Dreams Miracle 131 1949 Sonny Thompson
15. Rollin' Woman Blues  Gold Star 656 1949 Lightnin' Hopkins
16. The Little Red Hen Regent 1017 Dec 1949 Johnny Otis w/ Jimmy Ryder
17. Gran'ma Plays The Numbers  Decca 24594 Feb 1949 Sy Oliver  
18. I'm Gonna Rock Abbey 3005 1949 Ralph Willis
19. Little Geneva Aristocrat 1311 Jul 1949 Muddy Waters
20. Trouble Ain't Nothing But Blues King 4346 Nov 1949 Lonnie Johnson
21. Cheating Woman Savoy 691 1949 Kansas City Jimmy
22. Doctor Daddy-O Regal 3230 Aug 1949 Paul Gayten
23. So Mistreated Mosaic 153 Mar 1949 Charles Brown
24. Willie The Cool Cat Exclusive 96 Feb 1949 Big Jay McNeely
25. Baby Won't You Jump With Me Swing Time 227 1949 Lowell Fulson
26. Midnight Jump  Savoy Feb 1949 Hal Singer
27. A New Shade Of Blue Victor 22-0025 Apr 1949 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
28. Back Street  Miracle 133 1949 Eddie Chamblee

 

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The Definitive Coaters - A sides & B sides
The Coasters are widely considered to be the pre-eminent vocal group of the original rock ´n´ roll era both in sound and attitude, and to have created some of the best vocal group harmonies ever waxed. They had made their musical debut as the Robins during the early years of rhythm and blues and as the Coasters they contributed to shape rock'n'roll with some of the most cheeky, exciting and entertaining songs of the 50s. The original line-up disbanded early but the crucial team of singers and their mentors Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, moved from California to New York and created most of the greatest hits we know today. They were important influences for many later artists who covered their songs, such as the Beatles, the Stones, the Who and the Kinks.

This compilation includes 19 hits listed in the Billboard pop and R&B charts between 1956 and 1962 and an accompanying 24-page booklet with many rare photos and notes on the group's evolution.

Disc One: A Sides & Hits

1. Riot In Cell Block #9
2. Framed
3. Whadaya Want?
4. One Kiss
5. I Must Be Dreamin
6. Smokey Joe's Cafe
7. Down In Mexico
8. One Kiss Led To Another
9. Searchin'
10. Young Blood
11. Idol With The Golden Head
12. Sweet Georgia Brown
13. Dance!
14. Yakety Yak
15. The Shadow Knows
16. Charlie Brown
17. Three Cool Cats
18. Along Came Jones
19. Poison Ivy
20. I'm A Hog for You
21. What About Us
22. Run Red Run
23. Besame Mucho (Part I)
24. Wake Me, Shake Me
25. Shoppin' For Clothes
26. The Snake And The Book Worm
27. Wait A Minute
28. Little Egypt (Ying Yang)
29. Girls Girls Girls (Part II)
30. (Ain't That) Just Like Me
31. Teach Me How To Shimmy

Tracks 1-6 released as The Robins

Disc Two: B Sides & Bonus Tracks

1. Wrap It Up
2. Loop De Loop Mambo
3. If Teardrops Were Kisses
4. I Love Paris
5. The Hatchet Man
6. Just Like A Fool
7. Turtle Dovin'
8. Brazil
9. Lola
10. My Baby Comes To Me
11. What Is The Secret Of Your Success
12. Gee, Golly
13. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
14. Sorry But I'm Gonna Have to Pass
15. I'm A Hog For You
16. Crocodile
17. Hey Sexy
18. That Is Rock & Roll
19. Stewball (mono)
20. Keep On Rolling
21. Besame Mucho (Part II)
22. Lady Like
23. Thumbin' A Ride
24. Ridin' Hood
25. Girls Girls Girls (Part I) mono
26. Hongry
27. Bad Blood
28. My Babe
29. The Climb
30. Bull Tick Waltz

 

Superlative compilations of essential American music history

Not many groups of any kind can claim to have such a distinct influence on pop and rock n roll music as The Coasters. Their lengthy string of iconic hits, mostly courtesy of the pen of their mentors and genius song writing team Leiber & Stoller, and also their unique blend of personality and vocal harmony, took the mixture of doo wop, rock n roll, soul and jazz to new territory, and put them at the pinnacle of the original Rock n Roll and R’n’B era. Covered by everyone from The Beach Boys, Elvis, Zappa, Leon Russell, Alex Harvey, the Grateful Dead, these tunes were also central to the Brit Beat boom of the early 60s (Hamburg-era Beatles’ live set was heavy on Coasters covers). In addition, it’s difficult to understate the sheer magnitude of their influence on popular music; Put simply; these are the explosive and innovative bricks and mortar of all the rock n roll and R’n’B you’ve ever loved. These two new lavishly packaged and annotated double CD collections from the ‘History of RnB’ stable certainly do justice to the legacy and the fantastic energy of this incendiary, funny, and entertaining music. This is energetic music that screams youth, attitude and sass, with jokes, wit, satire and risque humour in spades (the likes of ‘Little Egypt’ were banned on release) that even after all this time still leap from the speakers at full pelt.

The Definitive Coasters – The A & B sides collects both sides of the groups first 30 7” singles from their faultless run comprising 1954 to 1962. As such, the crammed-full first disc of A-Sides is as damn near perfect as an 80 minute receptacle of music can conceivably be, and an essential inclusion for anyone with even a passing interest in the development of American music. The B sides disc, quite understandably, has a moderately lower strike rate, and features some less exceptional ballads when compared with the vibrancy of the revolutionary hits, however its hard to argue with the likes of the genuinely funky ‘Turtle Dovin’ and ‘What is the Secret of Your Success’ which both rank as high as any A-Side. Absolutely essential.

Those Hoodlum Friends…Coasters in Stereo comprises 49 tracks of rare stereo takes of some of the hits and also key album cuts and out-takes, as well as a full disc packed with composite studio tracks and alternate versions and studio chatter from the archive, many of which have never been released before. Jazz standards like ‘Moonglow’, ‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ and ‘Sunny Side of the Street’ are recorded with orchestras and show a more polished traditional jazz and balladeering side to their style, which although perfectly good is not quite as exciting as their more forthright material. While many early stereo recordings are inferior to their mono comparisons, the mixes here are sharp, luxurious and well defined. Definitely one for the already converted, collectors and connoisseurs, but it’s a look at this important music from a slightly altered angle (‘Run Red Run’ and ‘The Snake and the Bookworm’ offer very fresh perspectives in their alternate forms).

Both these generous collections are finely packaged, expertly compiled sets, that are lovingly annotated with encyclopedic attention to detail. History has never been so much damn good fun!

Ian Fildes AmericanaUK 9/10

A simply fabulous collection! If you missed out on the limited edition four CD set issued by Rhino Handmade in 2007 the History Of RnB label comes to the rescue with two double sets featuring everything that this fabulous group recorded for Spark and Atco between 1954 and 1962 including a couple of items that were not on the Rhino set but omitting the post 1962 recordings which were generally not as good as the earlier sides. Set comes with 24 page booklet with informative notes, rare photos, label shots and posters. A fabulous set with great sound. Roots & Rhythm

 

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Those Hoodlum Friends - Outtakes, Stereo Versions and Album Tracks
The Coasters had the benefit of recording in the best studios, backed by the best musicians and produced by the top producers of their generation, Leiber and Stoller. Naturally, they were required to run through as many takes of each song as was necessary to satisfy the exacting demands of their mentors. Luckily for us, many of these alternate takes have survived. Mono was the standard recording format until the late 1960s, but many of the big selling artists also recorded alternate versions specifically for the stereo market, which was targeted to the discerning adult listener. Disc One features all the alternate stereo versions of Coasters songs that were issued at the time on album and subsequently on CD. Disc Two takes you deep into the heart of Coasters sessions with composite tracks which combine studio chatter together with the finest moments from various different takes. This disc contains several outtakes which have until now been unavailable anywhere and gives an invaluable insight into the genesis of many well-loved tracks and also into the character and working practice of the Coasters and of their producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

The accompanying 24-page booklet includes many rare photos and an exhaustive session discography by Claus Röhnisch.
A collection for Coasters and early rock 'n' roll aficionados!

Disc 1: Alternate Stereo Versions & Album tracks (in stereo)

1. Three Cool Cats (extended stereo) 2. Yakety Yak
3. I'm A Hog For You (slow version) 4. Sexy
5. Charlie Brown
6. Along Came Jones
7. That Is Rock & Roll
8. Poison Ivy
9. Run Red Run
10. What About Us
11. Wake Me, Shake Me
12. Stewball
13. The Snake And The Book Worm 14. Little Egypt (Ying Yang)
15. Girls Girls Girls (Part I)
16. Keep On Rolling
17. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
18. The Way You Look Tonight
19. Moonglow
20. But Beautiful
21. Moonlight in Vermont
22. Autumn Leaves
23. On the Sunny Side of the Street 24. Easy Living
25. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 26. Satin Doll
27. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
28. Willow Weep for Me

Disc 2: Composites & Alternate Takes

1. Yakety Yak take 9
2. Poison Ivy (echo guitar)
3. The Shadow Knows take 2
4. Besame Mucho (Pts 1 & 2)
5. Riding Hood take 28
6. Bad Blood
7. The Slime
8. Soda Pop
9. Dance (extended)
10. My Baby Comes To Me
11. Shadow takes 11/12/13
12. I'm A Hog For You takes 1/2/3/4
13. Yakety Yak takes 1/2/5
14. Yakety Yak (alt - take 3)
15. Charlie Brown tracks 14/22/23/27
16. Three Cool Cats takes 1/7/8
17. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart takes 1/2/7
18. Crocodile takes 3/5/12
19. Hey Sexy tracks 8/10/12
20. Sorry But I'm Gonna Have to Pass takes 2/3/11
21. Stewball takes 8/9/10

 

 
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