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Track Listing
CD1
1. Bad, Bad Whiskey - Amos Milburn And His Aladdin Chickenshackers
2. I'll Never Be Free - Lucky Millinder (Feat. Annisteen Allen And Big John Greer)
3. Harbor Lights - Dinah Washington
4. Rockin' Blues - Johnny Otis Orchestra With Mel Walker
5. Little Joe's Boogie - Joe Liggins And His "Honeydrippers"
6. Oh Babe - Roy Milton And His Solid Senders
7. Lemonade - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
8. Strange Things Happening - Percy Mayfield
9. Lonesome Christmas (Parts 1 And 2) - Lowell Fulson
10. Louisiana Blues - Muddy Waters & His Guitar
11. Mother Earth - Memphis Slim And His House Rockers
12. Telephone Blues - Floyd Dixon (With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers)
13. Little Red Rooster - Margie Day (With The Griffin Brothers Orchestra)
14. Rockin' With Red - Piano Red
15. Red's Boogie - Piano Red
16. Frankie Lee - Joe Liggins And His "Honeydrippers"
17. Black Night - Charles Brown
18. Lost Love - Percy Mayfield
19. My Heart Cries For You - Dinah Washington
21. Tear Drops From My Eyes - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
22. Mambo Boogie - Johnny Otis
23. Jug - Gene Ammons & His Sextet
24. Jet - Nat "King" Cole
25. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand - Ray Charles

CD2
1. Don't Take Your Love Away From Me - Joe Morris And His Orchestra (Featuring Laurie Tate)
2. I'll Wait For You - Ruth Brown
3. Let's Rock A While - Amos Milburn And His Aladdin Chickenshackers
4. Once There Lived A Fool - Jimmy Grissom
5. Gee Baby - Johnny Otis Orchestra (Vocal: Mel Walker)
6. Long Distance Call - Muddy Waters & His Guitar
7. I Will Wait - Four Buddies
8. Tears, Tears, Tears - Amos Milburn And His Aladdin Chickenshackers
9. Tennessee Waltz Blues - Stick Mcghee And His Buddies
10. Chica Boo - Lloyd Glenn
11. Tend To Your Business - James Waynes
12. I Apologize - Billy Eckstine
13. Too Young Nat "King" Cole
14. Weak Minded Blues - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
15. What Will I Tell My Heart? - Al Hibbler
16. Rocket "88" - Jackie Brenston
17. How High The Moon - Les Paul & Mary Ford
18. I Won't Cry Anymore - Dinah Washington
19. The Wrong Yoyo - Piano Red
20. It's Later Than You Think - Roy Milton And His Solid Senders
21. Don't You Know I Love You - Clovers
22. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water (And Sleep In …) - Grant Jones With Brown's Blues Blowers
23. I'm A Night Owl (Parts 1 And 2) - Lowell Fulson
24. What A Fool I Was - Percy Mayfield
25. Chains Of Love - Joe Turner

AND MUCH MORE
Artist:
Various
Title:
The Greatest R&B Hits of 1951 (4CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACQCD7110
Format:
CD
Price £14.99
• This continues the strand of R&B and country collections associated with Acrobat’s highly popular “America’s Greatest Hits” series, this one focusing on the top R&B records in the US Billboard charts during 1951.

• This great value 97-track 4-CD anthology includes, with a few exceptions, every record which appeared in the Billboard R&B Best Sellers and Most Played in Juke Boxes Top 10 during that year – the R&B charts were restricted to ten places during that era. The exceptions which are not included are those hits which were on the King and Federal labels, comprising nine titles, which we are unfortunately restricted from using, as a result of which, for the sake of accuracy, this anthology is “The 1951 R&B Hits Collection” rather than the more definitive “The Greatest R&B Hits of 1951”.

• It naturally features a host of well-known names like Amos Milburn, Johnny Otis, Muddy Waters, Nat King Cole, John Lee Hooker, Dinah Washington, Roy Milton, Howlin’ Wolf, and Percy Mayfield, but also includes many unfamiliar names and records of which even enthusiasts of the genre may not be too aware, and which will be welcome additions to their collections.

• It provides a fascinating snapshot of a genre that was emerging from the R&B orchestra and jump blues era of the late ‘40s and was seeing the development of the sounds that were already laying the groundwork for the rock ‘n’ roll explosion a few years later.
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