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Track Listing
CD1
1. MAUREEN Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Atlas 107/124) 1945
2. BLUES AT SUNRISE Ivory Joe Hunter With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 209) 1945
3. YOU TAUGHT ME TO LOVE YOU (BUT NOT TO FORGET) Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 205) 1945
4. LOST IN THE NIGHT Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 254) 1945
5. B-SHARP YOU'LL SEE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive MO-705) 1945
6. C.O.D. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 214) 1945
7. HARD TACK Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 226) 1945
8. PASADENA Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 246) 1945
9. IT AIN'T GONNA BE LIKE THAT Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 221) 1945
10. MY SILENT LOVE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 224) 1945
11. BABY DON'T YOU CRY Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Philo 111) 1945
12. DRIFTING BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Philo 112) 1945
13. BLAZER'S BOOGIE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Philo 111) 1945
14. MELANCHOLY MADELINE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Atlas 107) 1945
15. FUGUE IN C MAJOR Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Atlas 107) 1945
16. TELL ME YOU'LL WAIT FOR ME Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Atlas 110) 1945
17. YOU ARE MY FIRST LOVE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Aladdin 129) 1946
18. TILL THE REAL THING COMES ALONG Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Aladdin 130) 1946
19. TRAVELIN' BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 131) 1946
20. IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 131) 1946
21. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LOVE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 20-731) 1946
22. NUTMEG Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 20-768) 1946
23. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 139) 1946
24. SO LONG Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 143) 1946

CD2
1. YOU WON'T LET ME GO Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 142) 1946
2. YOU SHOWED ME THE WAY Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 139) 1946
3. MORE THAN YOU KNOW Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 20-599) 1946
4. SAIL ON BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 151) 1946
5. BLUE BECAUSE OF YOU Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 151) 1946
6. MAKE BELIEVE LAND Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 152) 1946
7. IF YOU SHOULD EVER LEAVE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Modern 154) 1946
8. SUNNY ROAD Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 233) 1946
9. WAY OVER THERE BY THE CHERRY TREE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive MO-704) 1946
10. (WAS I TO BLAME FOR) FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 234) 1946
11. GLORIA Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive MO-703) 1947
12. NEW ORLEANS BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 240) 1947
13. I LOVE TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 243) 1947
14. JUKE BOX LIL Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 249) 1947
15. IT'S OVER Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 257) 1947
16. CHANGEABLE WOMAN BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 251) 1947
17. I'M LOOKING FOR LOVE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 47X) 1947
18. MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 254) 1947
19. SOOTHE ME Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 259) 1947
20. GROOVY MOVIE BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 265) 1947
21. DON'T GET SALTY, SUGAR Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 268) 1947
22. YOU BETTER CHANGE YOUR WAY OF LOVIN' (BEFORE THE WELL RUNS DRY) Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 272) 1947
23. JILTED BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 40X) 1947
24. LONESOME BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 53X) 1947
25. TOMORROW Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 101X) 1947
26. SO THERE Charles Brown With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 120X) 1947
CD3
1. ANY OLD PLACE WITH ME Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 40X) 1947
2. COLD IN HERE Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 261) 1947
3. I HATE MYSELF Charles Brown With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 111X) 1947
4. IF I HAD YOU Charles Brown With Three Blazers (Exclusive 143X) 1947
5. LOVE ME TONIGHT Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 86X) 1947
6. WHERE CAN I FIND MY BABY Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 69X) 1947
7. SNUFF DIPPIN' MAMA Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 69X) 1947
8. B & O BLUES Charles Brown With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Exclusive 111X) 1947
9. BLUES FOR WHAT I'VE NEVER HAD Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (RCA-Victor 22-0020) 1949
10. A NEW SHADE OF BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (RCA-Victor 50-0009) 1949
11. BOP-A-BYE BABY Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (RCA-Victor 50-0018) 1949
12. WALKING BLUES Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (RCA-Victor 50-0026) 1949
13. ROCK WITH IT Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (RCA-Victor 50-0073) 1949
Artist:
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
Title:
The Singles Collection 1945-55
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACTRCD9079
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
• Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers were one of the most distinctive and stylish R&B groups of the post-war era, specialising in a smooth jazz-flavoured style of music similar to the approach pioneered by Nat King Cole’s King Cole Trio during the early and mid-1940s.

• Led by guitarist Johnny Moore, and featuring various vocalists, the most successful and illustrious being pianist Charles Brown, they enjoyed a succession of R&B hits in the decade which spanned the latter years of the ‘40s and the first half of the 1950s.

• They were unusual in that Moore refused to sign an exclusive recording contract, so they recorded for a variety of labels, with their output for different imprints sometimes being released in parallel.

• This great-value 74-track 3-CD set comprises selected A and B sides for the Atlas, Philo, Aladdin, Modern, Exclusive, RCA and Hollywood labels during this era, presented broadly in chronological order of their recording.

• It features all their sixteen career hits, including their No. 1 with Floyd Dixon “Telephone Blues” and their Top 5 classics “Driftin Blues”, “So Long”, “Sunny Road”, Changeable Woman”, “Merry Christmas Baby”, “New Orleans Blues”, and “More Than You Know” as well as ten other Top 10 hits.

• As well as their many recordings with Charles Brown before he embarked on a successful solo career, featured vocalists include Ivory Joe Hunter, Floyd Dixon, Billy Valentine, Lee Barnes, Mari Jones and Frankie Ervin.

• It’s a very classy and entertaining cross-section of their work across their various different line-ups.

Reviews For The Singles Collection 1945-55
Vintage Rock (Issue 42) - John Howard
“Highly recommended for late night listening, preferably with a nice bottle of wine…” ****
In Tune (Issue 327) – Gerry Stonestreet
"This is a generously filled 75 track compilation.”
Blues & Rhythm Issue 342 – Fred Rothwell
“There are perhaps a few too many syrupy ballads for my taste in this connection, but Acrobat have worked hard to vary the mood throughout the three discs mixing up ballads, boogie, blues and jump numbers together with a variety of singers. What cannot be denied is the superb quality of the musicianship of the pianists and guitarists throughout the collection and if you are in the right mood it provides some mighty fine listening.”