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Track Listing
CD1
1. HOUSTON JUMP Eddie Williams & His Brown Buddies (Supreme 1528) 1949
2. RED HEAD 'N' CADILLAC Eddie Williams & His Brown Buddies (Supreme 1535) 1949
3. SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY Eddie Williams & His Brown Buddies (Supreme 1542) 1949
4. PRETTY BABY Sonny Parker & His Allstars (Supreme 3033) 1949
5. I WANT A LITTLE GIRL Sonny Parker & His Allstars (Supreme 3062) 1949
6. SAD FEELING Sonny Parker & His Allstars (Supreme 3062) 1949
7. DALLAS BLUES Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-653) 1949
8. HELEN Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-653) 1949
9. THAT'LL GET IT Floyd Dixon Trio (Modern 20-664) 1949
10. TILL I GROW OLD Floyd Dixon Trio (Modern 20-664) 1949
11. MISSISSIPPI BLUES Floyd Dixon's Trio (Modern 20-700) 1949
12. DRAFTING BLUES Floyd Dixon's Trio (Modern 20-700) 1949
13. MILKY WHITE WAY Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-724) 1949
14. FOREVER AND EVER Floyd Dixon Trio (Modern 20-725) 1950
15. COW TOWN Floyd Dixon Trio (Modern 20-725) 1950
16. GLOOMY BABY Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-727) 1950
17. ROAMIN' AROUND Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-727) 1950
18. SHUFFLE BOOGIE Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-744) 1950
19. I’LL BE LONELY Floyd Dixon Trio (Modern 20-761) 1950
20. IT’S GETTING FOGGY Floyd Dixon Trio (Modern 20-761) 1950
21. BABY COME HOME Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-776) 1950
22. PLAY BOY BLUES Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-776) 1950
23. DOIN' THE TOWN Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-797) 1950
24. YOU MADE A FOOL OF ME Floyd Dixon (Modern 20-797) 1950

CD2
1. WALKIN' AND TALKIN' BLUES Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Aladdin 3069) 1951
2. GIRL FIFTEEN Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Aladdin 3069) 1951
3. SHE'S UNDERSTANDING Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3073) 1950
4. SAD JOURNEY BLUES Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3073) 1950
5. SAN FRANCISCO BLUES Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3074) 1951
6. EMPTY STOCKING BLUES Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3074) 1951
7. TELEPHONE BLUES Floyd Dixon & Johnny Moore (Aladdin 3075) 1950
8. REAL LOVIN' MAMA Floyd Dixon & Johnny Moore (Aladdin 3075) 1950
9. LET'S DANCE Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3078) 1951
10. WE'LL BE TOGETHER Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3078) 1951
13. ROCKIN' AT HOME Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3083) 1951
14. PLEASURE DAYS Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3083) 1951
15. DON'T CRY NOW, BABY Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3084) 1951
16. I'M SO WORRIED Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3084) 1951
17. TIME AND PLACE Floyd Dixon & Three Blazers (Aladdin 3101) 1951
18. DO I LOVE YOU Floyd Dixon & Three Blazers (Aladdin 3101) 1951
19. BABY, LET'S GO DOWN TO THE WOODS Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3111) 1953
20. TOO MUCH JELLY ROLL Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3111) 1953
21. BAD NEIGHBORHOOD Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3121) 1952
22. BLUES FOR CUBA Floyd Dixon W Johnny Moore (Aladdin 3121) 1952
23. CALL OPERATOR 210 Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3135) 1952
24. WINE, WINE, WINE Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3135) 1952
25. THE RIVER Floyd Dixon And His Band (Aladdin 3144) 1952
26. RED CHERRIES Floyd Dixon And His Band (Aladdin 3144) 1952
27. TIRED, BROKE, AND BUSTED Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3151) 1952

CD3
1. COME BACK BABY Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3151) 1952
2. YOU PLAYED ME FOR A FOOL Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3166) 1953
3. BROKEN HEARTED TRAVELER Floyd Dixon & Three Blazers (Aladdin 3166) 1953
4. MARRIED WOMAN BLUES Floyd Dixon (Aladdin 3196) 1953
5. LOVIN' BROUGHT ME INTO THIS WORLD Floyd Dixon & Three Blazers (Aladdin 3196) 1953
6. YOU NEED ME NOW Floyd Dixon & Three Blazers (Aladdin 3230) 1953
7. A LONG TIME AGO Floyd Dixon & Three Blazers (Aladdin 3230) 1953
8. PLEASE DON'T GO Floyd Dixon (Specialty 468) 1953
9. HARD LIVING ALONE Floyd Dixon (Specialty 468) 1953
10. HOLE IN THE WALL Floyd Dixon (Specialty 477) 1953
11. OLD MEMORIES Floyd Dixon (Specialty 477) 1953
12. NOSE TROUBLE Floyd Dixon (Specialty 486) 1954
13. OOH-EEE! OOH-EEE! Floyd Dixon (Specialty 486) 1954
14. MOONSHINE Floyd Dixon (Cat 106) 1954
15. ROLL BABY ROLL Floyd Dixon (Cat 106) 1954
16. HEY BARTENDER Floyd Dixon (Cat 45-114) 1955
17. I'M ASHAMED OF MYSELF Floyd Dixon (Checker 857) 1957
18. ALARM CLOCK BLUES Floyd Dixon (Checker 857) 1957
19. WHAT IS LIFE WITHOUT A HOME Floyd Dixon (Ebb 105) 1957
20. OOH LITTLE GIRL Floyd Dixon (Ebb 105) 1957
21. OH BABY Floyd Dixon (Cash 1057) 1957
22. NEVER CAN TELL Floyd Dixon (Cash 1057) 1957
23. DANCE THE THING Floyd Dixon Orchestra (Kent 311) 1958
24. TIGHT SKIRTS Floyd Dixon (Swingin' 626) 1960
25. WAKE UP AND LIVE Floyd Dixon (Swingin' 626) 1960
26. GO BACK TO YOUR MOTHER Floyd Dixon (Duchess 1004) 1961
27. GIRL DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS Floyd Dixon (Duchess 1004) 1961
28. OPPORTUNITY BLUES Floyd Dixon (Dodge 806/7) 1962
Artist:
Floyd Dixon
Title:
The Floyd Dixon Collection 1949-62 (3CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACTRCD9074
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
• Floyd Dixon was a top flight blues and R&B pianist and versatile vocalist who enjoyed his heyday during the late’40s and through the ‘50s, his music evolving as rock ‘n’ roll transformed the landscape of popular music, and forged a second career as a popular elder statesman of the genre in later decades.

• Making his recording debut with other leaders’ bands, he signed a solo deal with the Modern label in 1949 he immediately made a Top 10 impact in the R&B charts with “Dallas Blues” following up with another hit “Mississippi Blues”.

• He subsequently recorded for the Aladdin label, replacing Charles Brown in Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, scoring his biggest hits for that label in 1951-2, making the Top 10 with “Sad Journey Blues” and the Top 5 with “Telephone Blues and “Call Operator 210”.

• This great value 77-track 3-CD set comprises most of the A & B sides of his releases on Modern, Peacock, Aladdin, Specialty, Cat, Checker, Ebb, Cash, Kent, Swingin’, Duchess & Dodge labels during these years which represent the most important era of his career, and also includes early recordings with Eddie Williams & His Brown Buddies and Sonny Parker & His Allstars for the Supreme label.

• It naturally includes all his R&B chart entries. It represents a substantial cross-section of his work, underlining his ability to work in a variety of different blues and R&B styles, and provides a thoroughly entertaining one of the genre’s significant talents who has not received the attention he merits.
Reviews For The Floyd Dixon Collection 1949-62 (3CD)
Blues & Rhythm - Keith Scoffham
Paul Watts' excellent booklet outlines the complexity of cataloging the correct dates of these early recordings… This is a potential treasure trove as many of the reissues are well out of catalogue. Buy with confidence.
Now Dig This - Pete Bowen
This 3xCD collection covers Floyd's career from 1949 to 1962, but is not an attempt at a complete collection of his releases. Everything on this collection is good, with the reservations I have made about the sameyness of the slow tracks. He was really good and, with careful programming, this set contains a very large of talent, but especially CD3.