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Track Listing
CD1
1. Bad Dreams Blues - Mabel Smith (King 4207) 1947
2. Sad And Disappointed Jill - Mabel Smith (King 4207) 1947
3. Indian Giver - Mabel Smith (King 4227) 1947
4. Too Tight Mama - Mabel Smith (King 4227) 1947
5. Little Miss Muffet - Mabel Smith (King 4271) 1947
6. Don't Try To Fool Me - Mabel Smith (King 4271) 1947
7. Gabbin' Blues - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-6931) Nov. 1952
8. Rain Down Rain - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-6931) Nov. 1952
9. Way Back Home - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-6955) Mar. 1953
10. Just Want Your Love - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-6955) Mar. 1953
11. Send For Me - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-6998) Jul. 1953
12. Jinny Mule - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-6998) Jul. 1953
13. Maybelle's Blues - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7009) Oct. 1953
14. My Country Man - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7009) Oct. 1953
15. I've Got A Feelin' - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7026) Apr. 1954
16. You'll Never Know - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7026) Apr. 1954
17. My Big Mistake - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7042) Sep. 1954
18. I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7042) Sep. 1954
19. Ain't No Use - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7053) Apr. 1955
20. Don't Leave Poor Me - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7053) Apr. 1955
21. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7060) Sep. 1955
22. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7060) Sep. 1955
23. Such A Cutie - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7066) Mar. 1956
24. The Other Night - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7066) Mar. 1956
25. New Kind Of Mambo - Big Maybelle (Okeh 4-7069) Oct. 1956
26. Candy - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1195) May 1956

CD2
1. That's A Pretty Good Love (Savoy 1195) May 1956
2. Tell Me Who (Savoy 1500) Sep. 1956
3. Mean To Me (Savoy 1500) Sep. 1956
4. I Don't Want To Cry (Savoy 1512) Apr. 1957
5. All Of Me (Savoy 1512) Apr. 1957
6. Rock House (Savoy 1519) Aug. 1957
7. Jim (Savoy 1519) Aug. 1957
8. Ring Dang Dilly (Savoy 1527) Dec. 1957
9. So Long (Savoy 1527) Dec. 1957
10. Blues Early, Early Pts. 1 & 2 - Big Maybelle Smith (Savoy 1536) May 1958
11. Silent Night - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1541) Oct. 1958
12. White Christmas - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1541) Oct. 1958
13. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1558) Jan. 1959
14. Say It Isn't So - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1558) Jan. 1959
15. A Good Man Is Hard To Find - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1572) Jul. 1959
16. Pitiful - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1572) Jul. 1959
17. Some Of These Days - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1576) Sep. 1959
18. I Understand - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1576) Sep. 1959
19. I Got It Bad - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1583) Feb. 1960
20. Until The Real Thing Comes Along - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1583) Feb. 1960
21. I Ain't Got Nobody - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1595) Feb. 1961
22. Goin' Home Baby - Big Maybelle (Savoy 1595) Feb. 9161
23. There I've Said It Again - Big Maybelle (Savoy Mg 14011) 1958
24. Ramblin, Blues - Big Maybelle (Savoy Mg 14011) 1958
25. Stay As Sweet As You Are - Big Maybelle (Savoy Mg 14005) 1959
26. If I Could Be With You - Big Maybelle (Savoy Mg 14005) 1959
27. I Could Make You Care - Big Maybelle (Savoy Mg 14005) 1959
Artist:
Big Maybelle
Title:
Complete King, Okeh & Savoy Releases 1947-61
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3161
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Big Maybelle Smith was one of the coterie of powerful female blues and R&B singers who lit up the scene during the post-war decades, the highlight coming in her appearance in the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival movie documentary “Jazz On A Summer’s Day”.

• Coming from a gospel-singing background in Tennessee, she recorded for the King, Okeh and Savoy labels, scoring Top 10 R&B hits with songs like “Gabbin’ Man”, “Way Back Home” and “My Country Man”, as well as recording the original version of “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, later covered by Jerry Lee Lewis.

• This great-value 53-track 2-CD set comprises all her A and B sides for those label from her solo debut for King in 1947 through to 1959, along with the tracks from her two albums for Savoy which were not otherwise released on singles.