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LATEST ADDITIONS  01/24/2012

COMPACT DISCS
EDEN AHBEZ

THE ALBION DANCE BAND
OSCAR ALEMAN
LITTLE JOE AYERS
RAY BAILEY
LAVERN BAKER
SONNY BURGESS
RAY CHARLES
CORTELIA CLARK
FATS DOMINO
THE EL SIERROS/ THE YOUNG ONES
GEORGE JONES
THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS

LITTLE RICHARD
BONNIE LOU
BONNIE MCCOY
HANK MIZELL
JELLY ROLL MORTON
JOHNNY OTIS
BUCK OWENS
DOUG SAHM
DENNIS STROUGHMATT
JOE TEX
LONNIE & THE CAROLLONS/ THE DEANS
VARIOUS ARTISTS
T-BONE WALKER
ROBERT WARD
J.W. WARREN
WASHBOARD SAM
JOSH WHITE
THE WILBURN BROTHERS

 

 

COMPACT DISCS

 
EDEN AHBEZ Collector's Choice 467 Eden's Island ● CD $12.98 $8.98
Originally issued on LP by Del-Fi in 1960 this is described by the book "Incredibly Strange Music" as "One of the truly strange masterpieces on record". Ahbez was responsible for writing Nat King Cole's #1 hit Nature Boy in 1948 after which he disappeared and when Capitol eventually tracked him down to pay him royalties he gave them away! He was discovered by Del-Fi pres Bob Keane in 1959 living on commune and persuaded to record this album - a blend of exotical, beatnik jazz and poetry with Ahbez singing, speaking and playing flute accompanied by an orchestra led by Stan kenton alumnus Paul Moer. Includes Eden's Island/ Mynah Bird/ Tradewind/ Mongoose/ Banana Boy/ Island Girl and six more.

 
THE ALBION DANCE BAND Talking Elephant 106 Dancing Days Are Here Again ● CD $19.98 $12.98
Two CDs, 28 tracks, highly recommended
Great of performances recorded by Ashley Hutchings and his ever changing electric folk group The Albion Band. The first features 13 tracks recorded live at The Royal Festival Hall in 1976 from around the time of their "Prospect Before Us" album - one of my favorites and features many of the performers from that album (Shirley Collins, Simon Nicol, Phil Pickett, the twin drumming of Michael Gregory and Dave Mattacks and others). The material is partly drawn from that album and partly other traditional pieces along with a couple of tunes dating back to Renaissance times. All the performances are superb. The second album is from a 1983 studio session with a somewhat different lineup including Jean-Pierre Rasle (bagpipes, crumhorn, recorder, etc.) and Dave Whetstone (melodeon, concertina, guitars, etc). This is an all instrumental set of dance tunes, mostly composed by members of the group but with a strong traditional feel. Perhaps not quite as strong as the first disc this makes for entertaining listening. (FS)

 
OSCAR ALEMAN EMI (Argentina) DBN 41687 Grandes Exitos, Vol. 1 ● CD $11.98
Superb collection of jazz guitar from this brilliant Argentinean guitarist. There is no information given but I would assume that these recordings are from the 30s and 40s when Aleman was at his peak. He is usually accompanied by small groups - often with second guitar and fiddle. Stylistically Aleman and his group have an affinioty with the music of Django Reinhardt but Aleman is far from a copyist. Tunes include Improvisaciones Sobre Boogie-Woogie/ Comienzo A Darme Cuenta/ Polva De Estrellas/ / Senora Sea Buena/ Saint Louis Blues/ Viaje Sentimental?, etc - most of which are the Spanish titles of American jazz tunes.

 
LITTLE JOE AYERS Devil Down 005 Backatchya ● CD $13.98
13 tracks, recommended
Little Joe Ayers is a fine singer and guitarist born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He worked as guitarist and bassist with Junior Kimbrough's band for 30 years up until Kimbrough's death in 1988 and, since then, performs only occasionally. He is an excellent performer in the Mississippi Hill Country style accompanying his powsrful voice with hypnotic acoustic guitar riffs as well as some single string picking. His songs are a mix of originals as well as old Mississippi favorites - all grounded in the traditional Mississippi blues idiom. Although not as compelling as his former associates Junior Kimbrough or R.L. Burnside he is certainly a worthwhile artist and it's nice to know that someone is still continuing the tradition unencumbered by flashy production. (FS)

 
RAY BAILEY Tondef 201201 Cruisin' For A Bluesin' ● CD $13.98
First album in many years by Los Angeles singer/ guitarist Bailey who looked to have a bright future in the early 1990s but was sidetracked by personal problems. On this new album he does ten original songs plus a cover of the St. Louis Jimmy classic Going Down Slow. Bailey is a powerful singer and an energetic guitarist and is mostly accompanied by just bass and drums with keyboards on a few tracks and harmonica on one.

 
LAVERN BAKER Collector's Choice 2132 Saved ● CD $12.98 $8.98
18 tracks, 45 mins, highly recommended
Reissue of Atlantic 8050 from 1961 with six bonus tracks. The original LP was issued in the wake of the success of the title song - one of Lavern's biggest hits in a while - a clever gospel flavored composition by Leiber & Stoller with effectively bombastic arrangements produced by Phil Spector. The flip Don Juan (included here) is another exciting number by L&S. The rest of the original LP and the bonus cuts is mostly drawn from singles issued between 1959 and '62 and includes such gems as For Love Of You/ Must I Cry Again/ Bumble Bee/ Shake A Hand, her great answer song to Elvis's Little Sister called Hey Memphis and others. Excellent sound and booklet has new notes by Gene Sculati. (FS)

 
SONNY BURGESS Stomper Time STCD 27 Everybody's Rocking Again ● CD $18.98
28 tracks, highly recommended
Excellent collection of rockabilly from Sun legend Sonny Burgess combining self produced recordings made at Wayne Raney's studio in 1959 and 1960 along with sides produced in England and Arkansas by Dave Travis in 1985. Sonny was among the major talents to emerge from Sun even though he never was able to crack the charts. He was a superb singer and an outstanding and underrated guitarist and wrote much of his own material. While the recordings here lack the magic of those Sun sides they find Sonny's prowess undiminished. There are some remakes of his Sun classics along with new material and covers of R&B favorites. The early sides find him accompanied by his original band with Joe Lewis on guitar and Bobby Crafford on drums. The later sides find him accompanied by a solid British band. Songs include We Wanna Boogie/ Down At Big Mary's House/ Get On The Right Track/ Sunrock Boogie/ Hootchie Kootchie/ Louisiana Lady/ Hello Memphis, etc. A splendid collection of material originally issued on long out of print LPs. (FS)

 
RAY CHARLES Concord 3258 Singular Genius ● CD $59.98
Five CD deluxe box set from the music icon which collects all his ABC-Paramount singles during this prolific period in his career (1960-1972). The digitally remastered deluxe 106-song collection presents the A and B sides of 53 singles, including 11 #1 hits, such Grammy Award winners Hit the Road Jack/ Busted/ Georgia on My Mind/ I Can't Stop Loving You/ Crying Time/ America the Beautiful and many more. 30 of these tracks have never previously been available on CD. Liner notes were written by R&B recording artist and music historian Billy Vera and rare photographs are included.

 
CORTELIA CLARK Collector's Choice 487 Blues In The Street ● CD $13.98 $8.98
12 tracks, recommended
Reissue of intriguing 1966 RCA album that actually won the folk music Grammy that year though it never sold and is now a rare collector's item. Clark was one of the vanishing breed of African-American street singers who collected money from passers by from his music and selling shopping bags. His recording was cut "live" on the street by Felton Jarvis who later went on to produce Elvis and includes Clark talking as well as singing and playing. Clark was a limited performer though an engaging one and like most street singers his repertoire covered various genres including traditional and original blues and folk songs as well popular songs including a version of Bye Bye Love that The Everly Brothers probably wouldn't recognise! Since Jarvis didn't think the original recordings were "authentic" enough he overdubbed additional car noises to improve the "authenticity". These additional sounds are very annoying but are confined to the left channel so you can cut them out if you wish but I'm puzzled why Collector's Choice didn't just issue it without the "enhancements". Clark was certainly not a major discovery but worth a listen and Colin Escott's interesting new notes give us a lot of insight into these recordings and the sad fate that ultimately befell this improbable Grammy winner. (FS)

 
FATS DOMINO Collector's Choice 2009 Fats Is Back ● CD $12.98 $8.98
11 tracks, 30 mins, highly recommended
A most welcome reissue from Collector's Choice of Fats Domino's 1969 Reprise album. This was the first album by Antoine that was actually conceived as an album and, with the exception of I'm Ready is all songs not previously recorded by him including his distinctive takes on two Beatles songs - Lady Madonna and Lovely Rita. It also includes a superb original One For The Highway, James Bookers great So Swell When You're Wel'l and Barbara George's classic I Know. The session was recorded in New York with a great mix of "big easy" and "big apple" musicians including King Curtis, Eric Gale, James Booker, Earl Palmer and others. Twenty years after his first recordings Fats still had that magic touch and magic voice. (FS)

 
THE EL SIERROS/ THE YOUNG ONES Crystal Ball 1119 The El-Sierros Meet The Young Ones ● CD $17.98
32 tracks, recommended
Fine collection of mostly acapella sides from two of the groups that were active in the mid 60s when several artists and labels (mostly based around New York) were trying to revive the much loved "street corner sound." Most of the sides here were recorded for Irving "Slim" Rose's Time Square or Joe Schulman's Yussels label. Most of the tracks here are acapella with a few featuring small group accompaniments. The material is mostly versions of doo-wop songs from the classic era along with pop standards given the doo-wop treatment. Includes Daddy's Coming Home/ Pretty Little Girl/ Picture Of Love/ Glory Of Love/ This Is The Nite/ Whehn I Fall In Love/ To Make A Long Story Short/ Gloria/ This Is My Love/ Marie, etc. These sides won't make you forget the great groups of the 50s but do make for pleasing listening. (FS)

 
GEORGE JONES Raven 343 We Can Make It/ I Wanta Sing + Bonus Tracks ● CD $19.98
28 tracks, 77 mins, recommended
Re-issued on CD for the first time are these two GJ albums from the 70's; 1972's "We Can Make It" - his first LP for Epic Records - is a semi-concept album built around his feelings of joy from his marriage to Tammy Wynette; songs like the title track, I'll Take You to My World/ She's All I Got, and Loving You Could Never Be BetterOld King Kong, and They've Got Millions in Milwaukee will attest. In between the two LP tracks, lies six bonus tracks-recorded between 1973 and 1976-that attempts to fill in the stylistic gaps between the two albums. Of these, the keepers are "That Singing Friend of Mine", "Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You)", and "Borrowed Angel". Although neither of these albums are pivotal in Jones' career, both are welcome additions to his CD catalog and worth checking out for fans. (GMC)

 
THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS B.A.C.M. 363 Vol. 2 - Roll Up The Carpet ● CD $14.98
24 tracks, highly recommended
A great collection of early sides (1933 to 1939) by this popular Western Swing band when they were in their prime featuring the talents of pianist Knocky Parker, banjoist Marvin Montgomery, fiddler Cliff Gross, pioneering electric guitarist Zeke Campbell and various others. Vocalists include Leon Huff, Dick Reinhart and others. Though later recordings showed a propensity towards more pop flavored material most of the sides here are fine Western Swing with excellent vocals and instrumental work - Dusky Stevedore/ I Had Someone Else Before I Met You/ I'm A Ding Dong Daddy/ Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers/ My Million Dollar Smile, etc. (FS)
THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS: Dusty Steveador/ Happy Cowboy/ Horsie Keep Your Tail Up/ I Had Someone Else Before I Met You/ I'll Get Mine/ I'm A Ding Dong Daddy/ It's Funny What Love Will Make You Do/ Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers/ My Mary/ My Million Dollar Smile/ My Pretty Quadroon/ Oh Baby Blues You Won't Have To Mama At All/ Please Come Back To Me/ Prairie Lullaby/ Ragtime Anne/ Rochester Schottische/ Roll Up The Carpet/ She's Still That Ole Sweetheart Of Mine/ Snow Deer/ There's A Little Grey Mother Dreaming/ Thousand Mile Blues/ Waitin' For The Robert E Lee/ Weary Blues/ Your Own Sweet Darling Wife

 
LITTLE RICHARD Collector's Choice 2021 The Rill Thing ● CD $12.98 $8.98
In 2005 Rhino Handmade issued "King of Rock and Roll: The Complete Reprise Recordings" which contained all the material Little Richard recorded during his stint on Reprise Records in the early 70's: four albums (one of which was never issued before), one movie soundtrack, non LP singles, alternate takes, unissued songs, and radio spots. Unfortunately, that comprehensive collection is now out of print; however Collector's Choice has taken up the slack somewhat by releasing the three issued LPs on CD for the first time. Produced by H.B. Barnum, "Bumps" Blackwell, and Richard himself, these tracks range from well-chosen covers of popular Rock, R&B, and Country songs to Little Richard originals. Although these CDs, from 1971 and 1972, lack any bonus tracks, if anyone missed the boat on the Rhino comp, well here's your chance to see that Richard Penniman still had "it" and complete that rock and roll library. This first set, recorded at the Fame studios in Alabama, includes six new songs by Richard including the hit Freedom Blues plus fine covers of Hank Williams' Lovesick Blues and The Beatles' I Saw Her Standing There.

 
BONNIE LOU GVC 1004 Friction Heat (1953-58) ● CD $11.98
32 tracks, 77 mins, highly recommended
Bonnie Lou was one of the early movers of female rockabilly, who never became as well known as she should have because she lived and worked in Cincinnati, not exactly the center of the (Country) music business. But Bonnie Lou deserves your attention if only for the songs Tennessee Wig Walk, Seven Lonely Days (both Country Top 10 hits in 1953), and Daddy-O, a Top 20 hit in 1955, all recorded for King Records. This collection contains all of her singles recorded for King and Fraternity, who signed her in 1958, and they display a cheeky liveliness that is positively infectious, whether it's a cover of LaVern Baker's Tweedle Dee, Sheb Wooley's Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight or Murry Wilson's Two Step Side Step. While not as hardcore as Wanda Jackson, Bonnie Lou did leave a mark and she's been covered by the likes of Patsy Cline and k d lang. That's not a bad legacy for a recording career that only lasted five years, and if that's not enough, the CD's final track, Friction Heat, practically jumps out through the speakers. That song alone is worth the price of admission. (GMC)
BONNIE LOU: Bo Weevil/ Daddy-O/ Dancing In My Socks/ Darling, Why?/ Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight/ Drop Me A Line/ Finger Of Suspicion/ Friction Heat./ Hand-Me-Down Heart/ Have You Ever Been Lonely?/ Huckleberry Pie/ I Want You/ Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)/ Kit ‘N' Kaboodle/ La Dee Dah (Duet With Rusty York)/ Little Miss Bobby Sox/ Lonesome Lover/ Miss The Love I've Been Dreaming Of/ No Heart At All/ No One/ No One Ever Lost More/ Old, Faithful And True Love/ One Track Love/ Please Don't Laugh When I Cry/ Seven Lonely Days/ Tennessee Wig Walk/ The Barnyard Hop/ Train Whistle Blues/ Tweedle Dee/ Two Step - Side Step/ Wait For Me, Darling/ Welcome Mat

 
BONNIE MCCOY Arcola 1009 A Child Of The Blues ● CD $16.98
18 tracks, 66 mins, recommended
Bonnie McCoy has quite a lineage! She is the daughter of superb St. Louis country blues singer George McCoy who, together with his sister Ethel made some superb recordings in the 1960s and 70s which are sadly unavailable. George and Ethel were the nephew and niece of Joe & Charlie McCoy so were related, by marriage, to Memphis Minnie! Bonnie started singing with her father and aunt in the late 1970s as a teenager but never pursued a musical career further until now. Arcola owner Bob West of Arcola contacted Bonnie who came to Seattle and recorded two sessions in May, 2011. Bonnie is a pleasing vocalist thogh lacking the raw intensity of her aunt and uncle. Most of the repertoire comes from them along with a couple of originals. Nine of the tracks find her accompanied by a small group of Seattle musicians (guitars, piano & drums) and are pleasant enough but the group settings don't really play to her strengths as a vocalist. There are also two cuts with just Bob West on acoustic guitar which are much more effective and include a version of the gorgeous Bessie Tucker song Penitentiary Blues which was a favorite of her aunt. The remaining seven tracks were recorded in 1979 and features George McCoy on vocals and guitar on most of the tracks and I must confess that these are my favorite tracks on this CD - George was a lovely mournful singer and a solid guitarist. 18 year old Bonnie does a vocal on Bumble Bee and the two of them do a medley of songs that Ethel sang as a tribute to her (she was sick in the hospital at the time). So this is a bit of a mixed bag though certainly worth a listen. (FS)

 
HANK MIZELL Gusto 2246 Jungle Rock ● CD $7.98
17 tracks, 39 mins, recommended
Hank Mizell was a minor rockabilly artist who's claim to fame is the song Jungle Rock, which went unnoticed when released in 1958 and again when released in 1959. It wasn't until 1976 that the song became a hit in Europe, and that seems to be the sole reason for the existence of this collection of Mizell's songs. Although these songs mostly seem to adhere to the same minor key shuffle, they are not without some charm-notably, Rumble in the Jungle/ Rockin' Goodnight/ Monkey Hop, and Jungle Rock itself. And just when single-mindedness of Mizell's vision kicks in, he shifts gears with Country laments like Teenage Runaway/ Till the Day I Die, and We're Drifting Too Far (From the Shore of Love) (which actually comes off as more folk than Country). There isn't anything especially mind-blowing here, but there's some pleasant Country balladry that goes down really easy. (GMC)

 
JELLY ROLL MORTON Jazz Oracle 8065 Jelly Roll Morton Rarities, 1923-1930 ● CD $17.98
26 tracks, 78 mins, highly recommended
Although everything the great pianist Jelly Roll Morton recorded has been reissued at one time or another this disc features 26 of his rarest recordings - most not available on currently available reissues and those that are are in superior sound. It includes sides from 1923 and '24 with various groups originally issued on Paramount, OKeh, Carnival and Autograph. There are two superb duets with cornet giant King Oliver from 1924 and accompaniments to blues vocalists Edmonia Henderson, Lizzie Miles and the astonishing Miss Billie Young and more. A treasure trove of Morton rarities with superb sound and extensive documentation. (FS)

 
JOHNNY OTIS Rev-Ola CRBAND 9 Rock Me Baby - The Mercury & Peacock Sides ● CD $15.98 $10.98
29 tracks, 79 mins, highly recommended
What a fine collection of tracks from Johnny Otis' early 1950's, a period that brought on a whole lot of hot R&B. Some of my favorite Johnny Otis recordings come from this era. Recordings represent output for the Mercury and Peacock record labels. Considered a bit of a down time before his big resurgence with Capitol records and the "Johnny Otis Show" that was a hit on TV and radio starting around 1957, there was still a lot of great stuff coming out from him at this time, it's just that the charts and sales didn't reflect it. Most of the vocals on this are by Johnny Otis, Mel Walker, or Junior Ryder with the great exception of Yes Baby, a Leiber & Stoller number, which features vocals from Johnny Ace and Big Mama Thornton, both of whom Otis was very busy with promoting and producing as part of his tenure as an A&R man and leader of the house band for Duke/ Peacock records. Great throughout. (JM)

 
BUCK OWENS Rockbeat 3028 Bound For Bakersfield, 1953-1956 Complete Pre-Capitol ● CD $14.98
24 tracks, 49 mins, highly recommended
Before Buck Owens found fame and fortune with Capitol Records, he paid his dues on these early recordings-some cut for the obscure Pep label and others that were demos that were released later after Buck hit it big. These tracks, cut in Los Angeles and Bakersfield recording studios, are raw and vibrant and show Buck's chops being honed into the powerhouse he would later become. His commercial sheen and "It" factor are present on Down on the Corner of Love/ The House Down the Block/ Right After the Dance/ Hot Dog, and Rhythm and Booze. This is the first complete reissue of these important recordings with alternate takes and studio chatter. Anyone who's a fan of Buck Owens needs to pick up a copy of this important (and sanctioned by the Owens family) release. (GMC)

 
DOUG SAHM Evangeline 4042 The Return Of Wayne Douglas ● CD $15.98 $10.98
12 tracks, 45 mins, recommended
The last recordings of the legendary Texan is a collection of straight ahead Texas country honky-tonk imbued with Doug's patented Tex-Mex sensibilities. 10 of the 12 songs are Sahm originals - the two non-originals include an unexpected but splendid version of Dylan's Love Minus Zero/No Limit and Leon Payne's classic honky tonk ballad They'll Never Take Her Love From Me. Doug is accompanied by a fine band including excellent steel guitar from Tommy Detamore and fiddle by Bobby Flores. Former bandmate Augie Meyers contributes piano or organ on several tracks. (FS)

 
DENNIS STROUGHMATT Swallow 6195 The Gambler's Fiddle ● CD $15.98
Not a new release but not listed before. A lovely collection of old French Creole fiddle tunes and ballads from Old Upper Louisiana featuring the superb fiddle playing and vocals of Stroughmatt with guitar, spoons, triangle and mandolin accompaniments.

 
JOE TEX Ace CDCHD 1197 Get Way Back - The 1950s Recordings ● CD $18.98 $14.98
27 tracks, 65 mins, highly recommended
Gut bucket R&B singer Joe Tex had hits in the late 60's and early 70's, but his recording career began in the mid 1950's and this compilation focuses on the sides he cut for his first two labels: King and Ace (he also cut for Anna, Checker, Jalynne and Dial in the decade or so before he made it). Since this is the first legally-licensed collection of this material--which covers all of his 50's sessions and ends with the earliest 60's releases--that makes this CD a valuable document of Tex's growth as a singer. His first two singles show his diversity: Davy, You Upset My Home, a novelty tune dis of the then-current Davy Crockett craze, is big beat fun; conversely, Come in This House is bluesy testifying beautifully sung. Fans of Show Me and Skinny Legs and All, absolutely need to hear this astutely compiled collection of Joe Tex at his young, raw, and explosive best. (GMC)
JOE TEX: Ain't Nobody's Business/ Another Man's Woman/ Baby You're Right (i'll Hold What I Got)/ Blessed Are These Tears/ Boys Will Be Boys/ Charlie Brown Got Expelled/ Come In This House/ Come On In This House (with Group Overdubbed)/ Cut It Out/ Davy You Upset My Home/ Don't Hold It Against Me/ Gee, I Really Want You (with Group Overdubbed)/ Get Way Back/ Grannie Stole The Show/ I Had To Come Back To You/ I Want To Have A Talk With You/ Just For You And Me/ Mother's Advice/ My Biggest Mistake/ Open The Door/ Pneumonia/ Put Your Confidence In Me/ Right Back To My Arms/ She's Mine/ You Little Baby Face Thing/ Yum, Yum, Yum

 
LONNIE & THE CAROLLONS/ THE DEANS Crystal Ball 1120 Lonnie & The Carollons Meet The Deans ● CD $17.98
Early 60s recordings of two fine white groups from Brooklyn, NY. Most of the recordings were made for Irving Spice's Mohawk label but there are also a couple of sides by The Deans recorded for Laurie along with five previously unissued titles by them. There are also three solo sides (one previously unissued) by Lonnie (Irving Brosky) and one by Carollons member Eric Nathanson as Ricky Reynolds. Many of the tracks here are making their first appearance on CD.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS BGP CDBGPD 194 The Godfather's R&B - James Brown's Productions,1962-67 ● CD $18.98 $14.98
22 tracks, 59 min, highly recommended
Having one of the sharpest bands in the business was never enough for James Brown, so he put together his famous Revue, which resembled a sort of farm team of up and coming soul acts. This compilation collects Brown-produced sides featuring his revue artists, including his back up band. Because of ongoing trouble with King Records owner Sid Nathan, Brown began producing sides for the Mercury, its Smash subsidiary, as well as the associated Blue Rock label, his own Try Me label, Crescent, and a few others. While not uniformly excellent, plenty are just that and the others are at least uniformly interesting. Of Brown's female singers, only Anna King merited an LP (released on Philips and recently reissued on CD), and That's When I Cry and If You Don"t Think offer more than a glimpse into the reason why. Still, for many, the shamefully under-promoted Vicki Anderson was the real star of the stable, and her Wide Awake In A Dream, while far from the proto-funk sound Brown was developing, easily out-classes everything here. Still, Bobby Byrd's I'll Be Pressing On, The Jewell's Lookie Lookie Lookie, Yvonne Fair's I Found You (later reworked by Brown as I Feel Good), Rev. Willingham's (ex-Swanee Quintet) That's The Spirit and others are outstanding. And, yes, Tammy Montgomery, who sings I Cried and worked for Brown for 9 months, later recorded for Motown as Tammi Terrell. Other artists include James Crawford, Al "Brisco" Clark & His Orchestra, Dizzy Jones, The Poets, Elsie Mae, and The Five Royales. If you were taking a college class on James Brown, this stuff would be on the mid term, as it is, it should be in you CD player. (JC)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Dee-Jay Jamboree 55120 Teen Scene! Vol. 8 ● CD $21.98
28 tracks, recommended Another volume in the Teen Scene series with more obscure and semi-obscure rock 'n roll, rockabilly, and Doo Wop songs from the 50's and 60's including Junior Shank and the Jesters Locked Out, Sonny Geno's You Tear Me Up, Willie Zango's Nancy Jane, Allen Page's I Wish You Were Wishing, Clyde Stacy's So Shy, and Bobby Comstock's Do That Little Thing among others. (GMC)
THE BLUE TEMPOS: Rock and Roll Rhythm/ BOB & DENNY: Hush Hush Little Baby/ BOOBIS & BOBBY: Emma-Lee/ MARC CAVELL: School Day Romance/ WAYNE COCHRAN: Funny Feeling/ BOBBY COMSTOCK & COUNTS: Do That Little Thing/ THE CREWNECKS: I'll Never Forget You/ DON & NEAL: One Kiss From You/ THE DUAL TONES: Bubble-Gum Bop!/ DOUG FRANKLIN & THE BLUENOTES: My Lucky Love/ SONNY GENO & THE CUT UPS: You Tear Me Up!/ JOHNNY GIBSON: Club For Broken Hearts/ JACK GILLEN & THE INTERNATIONALS: Don't Treat Me This Way/ KENNETH HAGLER: Your Love's So Hard To Understand/ BILLY HAMBLET: Everyday/ Woe Me/ CHUCK HARROD & ANTEATERS: You'll Always Remember/ THE NITE ROCKERS: Waitin' At the Bus Station/ ALLEN PAGE: I Wish You Were Whishing/ ROYCE PORTER: Lookin'/ Beach of Love/ JOEY PRESTON: Pretty Little Girl/ GENE PRINCETON & HIS PLAIDS: Deana Jo/ EDDIE RINGO: Teardrops On My Letter/ JUNIOR SHANK & THE JESTERS: Locked Out/ CLYDE STACY: So Shy/ BUDDY WHITE & THE KNIGHTS: Betty Jean/ WILLIE ZANGO: Nancy Jane

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Dust-To-Digital 23 I Have My LIberty - Gospel Sounds From Accra, Ghana ● CD $14.98
Exciting collection of gospel music recorded in churches in Accra in Ghana in 2008 - mostly by female groups accompanied by small groups featuring electric guitars and drums.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Jasmine 3560/1 Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues, Vol. 1 ● CD $18.98 $13.98
Two CD set with 48 tracks recorded between 1948 and 1950 - the title explains the theme. Chosen by British country expert Al Turner it includes many tracks not previously on CD. Includes sides by Redd Stewart & His Kentucky Colonels, The Buchanan Brothers, Louis Innis & The String Dusters, Jimmie Osborne, Jerry Irby with his Texas Ranchers, Kenny Roberts, Happy Wilson, Bob Eaton & His Lone Star Boys, Eddie Crosby, Tennesseee Ernie Ford, Jimmie & Leon Short, The Down Homers, etc. Excellent sound and too brief notes by Turner.
CHET ATKINS & HIS GUITAR PICKERS: Boogie Man Boogie/ YORK BROTHERS: Motor City Boogie/ THE BUCHANAN BROTHERS: Hootin' Nanny Papa/ BUZ BUTLER: Rubber Ball Bounce/ JERRY BYRD & THE STRING DUSTERS: Byrd's Boogie/ CECIL CAMPBELL'S TENNESSEE RAMBLERS: Spookie Boogie/ CAROLINA COTTON: Lovin' Ducky Daddy/ CLAUDE CASEY: Juke Box Gal/ SPADE COOLEY & HIS BAND: Big Chief Boogie/ EDDIE CROSBY: Blues Stay Away From Me/ Sugarfoot Boogie/ AL DEXTER: Diddy Wah Boogie/ Hi De Ho Boogie/ THE DOWN HOMERS: Nothin' Clickin' Chicken/ BOB EATON & HIS LONE STAR BOYS: Virginia On A Saturday Night/ ESMERALDY: (i Had) A Good Man In Memphis/ TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD: I Ain't Let It Gonna Happen Anymore/ WALLY FOWLER & HIS GEORGIA CLODHOPPERS: Mountain Boogie/ ART GIBSON & HIS MOUNTAIN MELODY BOYS: Everybody's Sweetheart/ LONNIE GLOSSON & HIS RAILROAD PLAYBOYS: It'll Make A Change In Business/ BUD HOBBS WITH HIS TRAIL HERDERS: Lazy Mazy/ ROY HOGSED: Easy Payment Blues/ PAUL HOWARD & HIS COTTON PICKERS: Cotton Picker's Special/ Rootie Tootie/ LOUIS INNIS & HIS STRING DUSTERS: My Dreamboat Struck A Snag/ LOUIE INNIS & THE STRING DUSTERS: Jug Band Boogie/ LOUIS INNIS & THE STRING DUSTERS: Good Morning Judge/ LOUIS INNIS WITH THE STRING DUSTERS: Better Back Up Mama/ JERRY IRBY WITH HIS TEXAS RANCHERS: 49 Women/ Hillbilly Boogie/ ANN JONES: You've Got To See Mama Ev'ry Night (or You Can't See Mama At All)/ GRANDPA JONES & HIS GRANDCHILDREN: Grandpa's Boogie/ LEON MCAULIFFE & HIS WESTERN SWING BAND: Birmingham Bounce/ SAM NICHOLS WITH THE MELODY RANGERS: Keep Your Motor Hot/ Who Puts The Cat Out When Papa's Out Of Town/ JENE O'QUIN: The Hard Way/ JIMMIE OSBORNE: What A Price To Pay For Love/ RED PERKINS: Hoedown Boogie/ JACK RIVERS: Jelly Bean Rag/ KENNY ROBERTS: Choo Choo Ch'boogie/ JESSE ROGERS & HIS '49ERS: Hadacol Boogie/ Mind Your Own Business/ SMOKEY ROGERS & HIS STRING BAND: Lose Your Blues/ Tamburitza Boogie/ JIMMIE & LEON SHORT: Long Gone Daddy/ REDD STEWART & HIS KENTUCKY COLONELS: Brother, Drop Dead (boogie)/ CURLEY WILLIAMS & THE GEORGIA PEACH PICKERS: Georgia Boogie/ HAPPY WILSON: The Haunted House Boogie

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Official 0005 Rare Grooves, Volume 5 ● CD $16.98
24 tracks, 63 mins, highly recommended
Another excellent selection of rocking blues and R&B from the Groove label. Apart from a few duds (The Gypsies, Bobby & Melvin) most of it is very fine including two superb sides by the obscure Emmett Hobson with tough guitar (probably Mickey Baker), another outstanding track by the underrated Bertice Reading and the raucous I'm Gonna Keep My Good Eye On You from Mr. Bear (Teddy McRae). Other artists include The Coronets, Jack Dupree, Big Connie, Roy "Mr. Guitar" Gaines (two great sides showing how he got his nickname), Peppermint Harris and others. (FS)
ANNIE ALFORD: It's Heavenly/ BIG CONNIE: Wait Till Next Week, Baby/ OSCAR BLACK: Into Each Heart (Some Tears Must Fall)/ Ain't Nobody Home But Me/ BOBBY & MELVIN: She's Got Eyes (Roly-Poly Eyes)/ LITTLE TOMMY BROWN WITH THE FOUR STUDENTS: The Thrill Is Gone/ THE CORONETS: Crime Doesn't Pay/ The Bible Tells Me So/ THE DAPPERS: That's All, That's All, That's All/ CHAMPION JACK DUPREE: Shake Baby Shake/ JACK DUPREE: When I Got Married/ ROY "MR. GUITAR" GAINES: De Dat De Dum Dum/ Right Now Baby/ BIG JOHN GREER WITH THE FOUR STUDENTS: A Man And A Woman/ THE GYPSIES: I'm Good To You Baby/ One-Two-Three-Go/ PEPPERMINT HARRIS: Need Your Lovin'/ EMMETT HOBSON: Mattie Bee/ Where Is Joe?/ MR. BEAR & HIS BEARCATS: I'm Gonna Keep My Good Eye On You/ VIKKI NELSON: Like A Baby/ KENNETH RANKINS: Needing You/ BERTICE READING: Sweet Goody/ THE TWO SWEETHEARTS: True Love Is Missing

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Satellite 01 Satellite Fever & The Asiatic Flu ● CD $15.98
25 tracks, 59 mins, highly recommended
A great collection of rock 'n' roll and R&B on two highly topical subjects in the late 50s - space travel and Asian flu. Paul Perryman opens the proceedings by combining both in his hot Satellite Fever - Asiatic Flu and Timmie Rodgers channels Chuck Berry for his take me to your leader. Johnny Greco give us some doo-wop on Rocket Ride as do the Equadors on Sputnik Dance. Bluesman Roosevelt Sykes started his career in the 1920s but is bang up to date with his rocket Sputnik Baby which also mentions "asiatic flu" in passing and features the great Joe Willie Wilkins on guitar. Of course medically obsessed Huey Smith & The Clowns are here with the improbably titled Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas & Sinus Blues. There's more from the likes of LIl Randolph, The Spacemen, Ebe Sneezer (with Asiatic Flu of course), The Ravens, Gene & Al and others. (FS)
BOB & GERRY: Ghost Satellite/ ALLEN BRADLEY QUINTET: Space Race/ THE EQUADORS: Sputnik Dance/ LEON EVANS: Satellite Beep Bop/ GENE & AL: Able & Baker/ JOHNNY GRECO: Rocket Ride/ JIMMIE HASKELL: Asteroid Hop/ THE MONITORS: Rock & Roll Fever/ GLENN MOONEY: Beep Alonia/ BUEL MOORE & THE GARNETS: Sputnik #3/ DANNY OVERBEA: Space Time/ JACK OWENS: Martian Love Call (A Hand Jive)/ PAUL PERRYMAN: Satellite Fever-Asiatic Flu/ LIL RANDOLPH: Satellite Love/ THE RAVENS: Hole In The Middle Of The Moon/ BOB ROBAIN: Rocket To The Moon/ TIMMIE ROGERS: Take Me To Your Leader/ RAY SAWYER: Rockin’ Satellite/ HUEY SMITH: Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas & Sinus Blues/ EBE SNEEZER: Asiatic Flu/ THE SPACE MEN: Martian Chant/ THE SPACEMEN: Blast Off/ ROOSEVELT SYKES: Sputnik Baby/ LITTLE ERNEST TUCKER: Gonna Get Me A Satellite/ MARTY WILSON & THE STRAT- O-LITES: Super Sonic

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Time Life 19515 Sing Me A Hank Williams Song ● CD $19.98 $10.98
2 CDs, 30 tracks, 75 mins, highly recommended
During Hank Williams's all too brief career (only about 6 years,) he wrote approximately 100 songs, recorded 66 of them, and had hits with 37 of those. It's pretty mind-blowing when you think of what he could have done if he made it past 29 years old. His contribution to the American songbook is certainly great; his contribution to the world of music is even greater. Although known all over the world, with all kinds of artists who have covered his songs, this fine two CD collection captures those closest to the tree, 27 great Country music artists (George Jones, Marty Robbins, and Charlie Pride are all here twice) show their love and the influence of the one and only Hank Williams. Many of the tracks compiled here were just as big, or bigger, hits in their cover versions as were the originals. From Porter Wagoner with Settin' The Woods On Fire, to You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) by Emmylou Harris, from Earnest Tubb To Elvis Presley -- any way you slice it, it's all great. Some of the tracks here have a special place for me, like the Browns cover of Mansion On The Hill, Willie Nelson doing Cold, Cold Heart, and Charley Pride's version of Kaw-Liga, all hit me that much deeper. So you get the basic formula: great artists doing great material. You can't miss, plus you also get a Hank Williams Jr. track. (JM)
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive/ BOBBY BARE: I Saw The Light/ THE BROWNS: Mansion On The Hill/ JOHNNY CASH: Hey Good Lookin'/ PATSY CLINE & JORDANAIRES: Half As Much/ LEFTY FRIZZELL: My Bucket's Got A Hole In It/ DON GIBSON: Baby, We're Really In Love/ EMMYLOU HARRIS: You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)/ JOHNNY HORTON: Lost Highway/ FERLIN HUSKY: May You Never Be Alone/ SONNY JAMES: Lovesick Blues/ JOHNNIE & JACK: Move It On Over/ GEORGE JONES: Why Don't You Love Me/ You Win Again/ WILLIE NELSON: Cold, Cold Heart/ ELVIS PRESLEY & JORDANAIRES: Your Cheatin' Heart/ RAY PRICE: Take These Chains From My Heart/ CHARLEY PRIDE: Honky Tonk Blues/ Kaw-Liga/ CHARLIE RICH: They'll Never Take Her Love From Me/ MARTY ROBBINS: I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)/ I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/ HANK SNOW: Wedding Bells/ THE SONS OF THE PIONEERS: Crazy Heart/ MEL TILLIS: Honky Tonkin/ ERNEST TUBB: I'm A Long Gone Daddy/ CONWAY TWITTY & HIS LONELY BLUE BOYS: Jambalaya (On The Bayou)/ PORTER WAGONER: Settin' The Woods On Fire/ THE WILBURN BROTHERS: Long Gone Lonesome Blues/ HANK WILLIAMS, JR.: Mind Your Own Business

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Trailer-Park 10 Twisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands, Vol. 10 ● CD $15.98
31 tracks, 78 mins, recommended
The 10th and, apparently final volume in this excellent series featuring off the wall thematic recordings. This volume has quite a few songs about crime and prison with tracks from Billy Barton, Jimmie Piper, Danny Dill (the grim He's Biding His Time about a prisoner expecting to be murdered by another prisoner), Hoagy Carmichael (yes - the legendary jazz and pop songwriter with a cover of Johnny Cash's I Walk The Line!), Bill Anderson and others. There are songs about drinking (Connie Hall, Doug LaValley), death (Bob Fryfogle), laughing (Yodelin' Shorty) and more oddities. The disc and series end on a low note with an unknown artists doing the Burp Concerto about which the less said the better. (FS)
BAILEY ANDERSON: Folsom Prison Blues/ BILL ANDERSON: Dead Or Alive/ KEITH ANDERSON: Locked Up Again/ JOHN ASHLEY: The Net/ BILLY BARTON: Wanted Man/ GLORIA BECKER: Sixteen Pounds/ BIG DADDY: Daniel Webster & The Devil/ EARL BROOKS: Thirteen Minutes/ CHARLES (SHORTY) BROWN: One Gallus Brown/ BILL CARLISLE: Doctor R.D./ HOAGY CARMICHAEL: I Walk The Line/ JOEY DELTON: Slippin' Slidin' & Fightin'/ DANNY DILL: He's Biding His Time/ BUD FREEMAN: Please Tell The World (A Message From The Grave)/ BOB FRYFOGLE: Six Feet Under/ FORREST GREEN & THE RANGERS: Poverty/ LALO GUERRERO: Pancho Lopez/ CONNIE HALL: The Bottle Or Me/ ROD HART & THE NASHVILE ADDIX: Blind Viet Nam Vet/ LONNIE HOLT: Overton Hanging/ DOUG LAVALLEY: 190 More Days/ LINDA LEIGH: The Scent/ BART MATTSON: Love Slave/ JIM NESBITT: Please Mr. Kennedy/ RAY PHILLIPS: Twenty Cigarettes/ JIMMIE PIPER: Bonfire/ CARL SHOOK: Broadcaster's Prayer-W.S.L.M./ RAY STONE: Twenty One Men/ JOE SUBWAY: How To Sell Stereo/ UNKNOWN ARTIST: Burp Concerto/ YODELIN' SHORTY: The Crazy Laughing Blues

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Vanguard 163/166 Vanguard's Collector's Edition ● CD $44.98 $24.98
Four CD - 80 track retrospective of this important label with 100 page full color book. Includes 9 previously unissued cuts. A wide ranging selection of music including folk, blues, country, bluegrass, jazz and rock. Includes Paul Robeson, Jimmy Rushing, The Kingston Trio, Flatt & Scruggs, Odetta, The Rooftop Singers, Joan Baez, Pat Sky, Doc & Merle Watson, Judy Collins, Judy Roderick, Reverend Gary Davis, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, John Fahey, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Oregon, Poussez, Clark Terry, The Dillards, Rik Emmmett, peter Case and many more.
ALISHA: Baby Talk/ ERIC ANDERSEN: Violets Of Dawn/ JOAN BAEZ: Silver Dagger/ The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down/ Woman Blues/ COUNT BASIE: Shoe Shine Boy/ LEON BIBB: I Seen Little Rosie/ ALISON BROWN: G Bop/ PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: Born In Chicago/ PETER CASE: Takin' It/ THE CLANCY BROTHERS: Gallant Forty-TWA/ Whistling Gypsy/ JUDY COLLINS: Get Together/ Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)/ LARRY CORYELL: Adam Smasher/ JIMMY COTTON: Rocket/ COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH: Bass Strings/ Fish Cheer And I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag/ Here I Go Again/ REVEREND GARY DAVIS: Samson & Delilah (If I Had My Way)/ THE DILLARDS: Old Train/ JIMMIE DRIFTWOOD: The Battle Of New Orleans/ DRIVING BLIND: It Matters/ RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT: Diamond Joe/ RIK EMMETT: Little Bitta Love/ EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING: Witchi-Tai-To/ JOHN FAHEY: Requiem For John Hurt/ RICHARD AND MIMI FARINA: Reflections In A Crystal Wind/ FLATT AND SCRUGGS: Salty Dog Blues/ KINKY FRIEDMAN: Get Your Biscuits In The Oven/ THE FROST: Sweet Lady Love/ THE GREENBRIAR BOYS: Ragtime Annie/ BUDDY GUY: I Got My Eyes On You/ One Room Country Shack/ JOHN HAMMOND: Honest I Do/ CISCO HOUSTON: This Land Is Your Land/ MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT: Candy Man/ IAN AND SYLVIA: Early Morning Rain/ Four Strong Winds/ SKIP JAMES: Devil Got My Woman/ JOHN JENNINGS: Everybody Loves Me/ MICHAEL JOHNSON: Worth The Trouble/ ELVIN JONES: Anti-Calypso/ PAUL KELLY: God's Hotel/ THE KINGSTON TRIO: All My Sorrows/ M.T.A./ JIM KWESKIN AND THE JUG BAND: I'm A Woman/ DAVE LOGGINS: Pieces Of April/ DAVE MALLETT: Rock And Roll Heart/ COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD: It's Finally Over/ JOHN MCEUEN: Dixie Hoedown/ BILL MONROE: Molly And Tenbrooks/ CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE: Christo Redemptor/ PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune/ ODETTA: Boll Weevil/ Moses, Moses/ OREGON: Sail/ TOM PAXTON: Did You Hear John Hurt?/ THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION: Goin' To The Disco/ POUSSEZ: I'm In Love With You/ PAUL ROBESON: Shenandoah/ JUDY RODERICK: Mama Keeps Her Man At Home/ THE ROOFTOP SINGERS: Walk Right In/ JIMMY RUSHING: Goin' To Chicago/ BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE: Bird On A Wire/ The Universal Soldier/ PETE SEEGER: Oh Mary Don't You Weep/ THE SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND: My Baby Thinks I Don't Love Her/ PAT SKY: Many A Mile/ OTIS SPANN: Spann's Stomp/ THE STANLEY BROTHERS: Man Of Constant Sorrow/ LIVINGSTON TAYLOR: Someday You May Notice Me/ CLARK TERRY: Straight No Chaser/ THE THIRD POWER: Gettin' Together/ BIG MAMA THORNTON: Hound Dog/ IAN TYSON: M. C. Horses/ VENICE: If I Were You/ JERRY JEFF WALKER WITH CIRCUS MAXIMUS: Oops I Can't Dance/ DOC WATSON WITH MERLE WATSON: Country Blues/ Muskrat/ THE WEAVERS: Darling Corey/ Old Riley (In Dem Long Hot Summer Days)/ Sinner Man/ JUNIOR WELLS: Vietcong Blues

 
T-BONE WALKER Sunny Side 3044 Good Feelin' ● CD $15.98
12 tracks, 40 mins, highly recommended
Reissue of T-Bone's superb 1970 Grammy winning album originally issued on Polydor. At the time he was practically ignored in his home country and spent a lot of time in Europe where he received the attention he deserved. This was recorded in 1968 in Paris with some of France's top musicians plus legendary Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango. T-Bone revisits some of his old favorites along with some newer songs and producer Robin Hemmingway creaed a sound that was faithful to T-Bone's roots but with a gentle updating that included some funk elements. T-Bone is in superb form throughout with great vocals and lots of his distinctive guitar work. Some of T-Bone's later recordings are marred by less than stellar backup or arrangements but this one is truly classy productiomn that succeeds on every level. (FS)

 
ROBERT WARD Black Top 1123 Black Bottom ● CD $15.98 $10.98
The third Black Top album from this fine artist is another selection of blues flavored soul and soul flavored blues - many of them original compositions. Robert is in fine form with powerful vocals and lots of his dynamic and distinctive guitar work with accompaniments by a solid band.

 
J.W. WARREN Fat Possum 1024 Life Ain't Worth Livin' ● CD $15.98 $8.98
12 tracks, 41 mins, recommended
1981/82 recordings by Alabama country bluesman Warren made by George Mitchell and previously available on a Swingmaster LP. Warren is a good singer and a decent guitarist and performs a mixture of traditional songs, original pieces and songs learned from the records of Blind Boy Fuller. He doesnt' quite have the ability to pull off the raggy Piedmont style of Fuller but his playing is quite good and he also plays some nice slide. Highlight of these recordings is the 6 minute story/ song The Escape Of Corinna with some particularly nice slide. Not an outstanding album but well worth a listen. (FS)

 
WASHBOARD SAM Document DOCD 5177 Complete Chronological Recordings, Vol. 7 (1942-49) ● CD $15.98 $10.98
24 tracks, 72 min., recommended
The last volume in the series devoted to this important bluesman. This disc closes out Sam's days with Bluebird/RCA, from the last few tracks in his mid-1942 session, through a four and half year recording hiatus, to his three 1947 and two 1949 sessions. Accompanists here include Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, Roosevelt Sykes, Willie Dixon, J. T. Brown, "Sax" Mallard, Bob Call, Ransom Knowling, and Eddie "Sugarman" Penigar. The return of horns to the back up group moves most of these numbers back into the city blues category. Highlights include Down South Woman Blues/ You Can't Make the Grade/ Soap and Water Blues/ No Special Rider/ Dollar Is Your Best Friend, and No. 1 Drunkard. Sam would next record for Chess in 1953. Fine notes and sound quality, with a cover photo of Sam, Big Bill, Roosevelt Sykes, and Victor talent scout Lester Melrose. (DH)

 
JOSH WHITE Rhino Handmade 7879 The Elektra Years ● CD $41.98 $19.98
Two CD limited edition (2500 copies) set featuring 38 tracks recorded by Josh for Elektra between 1955 and 1962 plus his 1933 recording of Lay Some Flowers On My Grave. Produced for this reissue by Elektra president Jac Holzman the set comes in a tri-fold digipack sleeve with a booklet with rare photos and liner and track notes by White biographer Elijah Wald.

 
THE WILBURN BROTHERS Righteous PSALM 23:59 Side By Side ● CD $16.98
28 tracks, 67 mins, highly recommended
Considered the last of the great country duos, Doyle and Teddy Wilburn have shown off their close harmony work on more than 30 chart hits between 1955 and 1972. Not mention that their syndicated variety show helped launch some very big names, including the Oak Ridge Boys, Barbara Mandrell, and Tammy Wynette. This compilation includes their first and second LP - presented in reverse order on the disc - "The Wilburn Brothers" (1957) and "Side By Side" (1958), as well as four singles from 1958 and 1959. For fans of the brothers' later work this album is a treat that shows off their skills on tracks like Hank Williams' You Win Again as well as Cry, Cry Darling/ A Boy's Beautiful Friend/ Silver Haired Daddy of Mine/ I Want to Live and Love, and Bob Wills' Faded Love. Once again, the gang at Righteous manages to connect us with our lost country roots and wrap it up in an attractive package at the same time. (GMC)
THE WILBURN BROTHERS: A Boy's Faithful Friend/ A Boy's Faithful Friend/ A Woman's Intuition/ A Woman's Intuition/ Always Alone/ Always Alone/ Cry, Cry, Darling/ Cry, Cry, Darling/ Don't Sweetheart Me/ Don't Sweetheart Me/ Faded Love/ Faded Love/ I Know You Don't Love Me Anymore/ I Know You Don't Love Me Anymore/ I Want To Live And Love/ I Want To Live And Love/ I'll Sail My Ship Alone/ I'll Sail My Ship Alone/ If It's Wrong To Love Me/ If It's Wrong To Love Me/ Indian Love Call/ Indian Love Call/ May You Never Be Alone/ May You Never Be Alone/ Much Too Often/ Much Too Often/ Need Someone/ Need Someone/ No One Will Ever Know/ No One Will Ever Know/ No See No Talk No Hear/ No See No Talk No Hear/ One Has My Name The Other Has My Heart/ One Has My Name The Other Has My Heart/ Somebody's Back In Town/ Somebody's Back In Town/ Sugartime/ Sugartime/ That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine/ That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine/ That's When I Miss You/ That's When I Miss You/ The Great Speckled Bird/ The Great Speckled Bird/ The Knoxville Girl/ The Knoxville Girl/ Time Changes Everything/ Time Changes Everything/ Which On e Is To Blame/ Which One Is To Blame/ You Can't Break The Chain (Of Love)/ You Can't Break The Chain (Of Love)/ You Win Again/ You Win Again/ You, Little Sweet, Little You/ You, Little Sweet, Little You

 

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