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1942-45: The R&B Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Yet another excellent collection from British blues and R&B label Indigo, 1942-45: The R&B Hits chronicles the heady period when small and big band swing morphed into jump blues in major cities across the U.S. Featuring 44 cuts spread over two discs, the mix takes in most of the major players, including Louis Jordan, Lucky Millinder, Wynonie Harris, Joe Turner, Jimmy Rushing, the Count Basie band, and Jimmy Liggins. Also on hand are such smooth crooners as Nat King Cole, Ivory Joe Hunter, and Helen Humes. Mighty contributions are also heard from vintage blues picker Tampa Red, R&B-hewn jazz diva Dinah Washington, rock & roll forefather Arthur "Big Boy" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Yet another excellent collection from British blues and R&B label Indigo, 1942-45: The R&B Hits chronicles the heady period when small and big band swing morphed into jump blues in major cities across the U.S. Featuring 44 cuts spread over two discs, the mix takes in most of the major players, including Louis Jordan, Lucky Millinder, Wynonie Harris, Joe Turner, Jimmy Rushing, the Count Basie band, and Jimmy Liggins. Also on hand are such smooth crooners as Nat King Cole, Ivory Joe Hunter, and Helen Humes. Mighty contributions are also heard from vintage blues picker Tampa Red, R&B-hewn jazz diva Dinah Washington, rock & roll forefather Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, and vibraphone master Lionel Hampton. Crucial cuts abound on an album which consistently rocks the house.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1997
  • Label: Indigo Uk
  • UPC: 766126410009
  • Catalog Number: 100

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take It and Git - Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy (3:17)
  2. 2 I'm Gonna Leave You on the Outskirts of Town - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (3:06)
  3. 3 Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines (3:11)
  4. 4 Let's Be Friends - Lillian "Lil" Green (3:18)
  5. 5 What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)? - Louis Jordan (2:51)
  6. 6 See See Rider Blues @@Bea Booze (3:17)
  7. 7 That Ain't Right - Nat King Cole (3:12)
  8. 8 Let Me Play with Your Poodle - Tampa Red (2:38)
  9. 9 Let's Beat out Some Love - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra (3:02)
  10. 10 Apollo Jump - Lucky Millinder (3:23)
  11. 11 Why Don't You Do Right? - Peggy Lee (3:15)
  12. 12 Riffette - Freddie Slack & His Orchestra (3:02)
  13. 13 Flying Home - Lionel Hampton (3:12)
  14. 14 Rusty Dusty Blues - Count Basie Orchestra (3:13)
  15. 15 Hey Lawdy Mama - June Richmond (2:57)
  16. 16 Five Guys Named Moe - Louis Jordan (3:09)
  17. 17 Ration Blues - Louis Jordan (3:02)
  18. 18 Hurry Hurry - Benny Carter & His Orchestra (2:56)
  19. 19 When My Man Comes Home - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra (3:07)
  20. 20 Straight up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole (2:28)
  21. 21 Evil Gal Blues - Dinah Washington (2:54)
  22. 22 G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan (2:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cherry Red - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (3:05)
  2. 2 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? - Louis Jordan (2:45)
  3. 3 Hamp's Boogie Woogie No. 1 - Lionel Hampton (3:16)
  4. 4 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - Nat King Cole (2:57)
  5. 5 I Wonder - Cecil Gant (2:45)
  6. 6 Somebody's Gotta Go - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (3:16)
  7. 7 Mop! Mop! - Louis Jordan (2:57)
  8. 8 You Can't Get That No More - Louis Jordan (3:21)
  9. 9 S.K. Blues, Pt. 1 - Joe Turner (3:01)
  10. 10 Strange Things Happening Every Day - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2:50)
  11. 11 Rock Me Mama - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:59)
  12. 12 Caldonia - Louis Jordan (2:43)
  13. 13 Lover Man - Billie Holiday (3:17)
  14. 14 Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well? - Lucky Millinder (2:58)
  15. 15 Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door - Louis Jordan (3:16)
  16. 16 That's the Stuff You Gotta Watch - Buddy Johnson (3:08)
  17. 17 The Honeydripper, Pt. 1 - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers (3:05)
  18. 18 The Honeydripper, Pt. 2 - Joe Liggins & His Orchestra (3:12)
  19. 19 Jimmy's Blues - Count Basie Orchestra (2:58)
  20. 20 Things Have Changed - Big Maceo Merriweather (2:58)
  21. 21 Blues at Sunrise - Ivory Joe Hunter (3:15)
  22. 22 Be-Baba-Leba - Helen Humes (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wynonie Harris Track Performer
Ivory Joe Hunter Track Performer
Big Joe Turner Track Performer
Billy Eckstine Track Performer
Lionel Hampton Track Performer
Earl Hines Track Performer
Helen Humes Track Performer
Louis Jordan Track Performer
Jimmy Rushing Track Performer
Dinah Washington Track Performer
Tampa Red Track Performer
Cecil Gant Track Performer
Ella Johnson Track Performer
Big Maceo Merriweather Track Performer
Billie Holiday Track Performer
Nat King Cole Track Performer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Track Performer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Track Performer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Track Performer
June Richmond Track Performer
Lillian "Lil" Green Track Performer
Savannah Churchill Track Performer
Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy Track Performer
Benny Carter & His Orchestra Track Performer
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra Track Performer
Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 Track Performer
Lucky Millinder Orchestra Track Performer
Freddie Slack & His Orchestra Track Performer
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Track Performer
Joe Liggins & His Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Composer
Big Joe Turner Composer
Milt Buckner Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Pete Johnson Composer
Louis Jordan Composer
Lucky Millinder Composer
Rainey Arranger
Les Fancourt Liner Notes
Sydney Robin Composer
Sam Theard Composer
The Jones Arranger
Antonio Cosey Composer
Collenane Clark Composer
Johnny Brooks Composer
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