Atlantic Blues: Vocalists

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Atlantic continues to trawl through its blues vaults on this generous set featuring many of the music's outstanding and often overlooked vocalists. Taking in some rarities and many updated classics, the 28-track mix includes excellent sides by longtime label star Ruth Brown, vintage blues chanteuse Sippie Wallace, urban blues pioneer Leroy Carr, and the "Poet of the Blues," Percy Mayfield. And while a few other marquee names appear, the bulk is comprised of highlights from such relatively obscure singers as Pearl Woods, Wesley Wilson doing his version of the Bessie Smith perennial "Give Me a Pigfoot [And a Bottle of Beer]", and Lou Willie Turner. In the spotlight or not, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Atlantic continues to trawl through its blues vaults on this generous set featuring many of the music's outstanding and often overlooked vocalists. Taking in some rarities and many updated classics, the 28-track mix includes excellent sides by longtime label star Ruth Brown, vintage blues chanteuse Sippie Wallace, urban blues pioneer Leroy Carr, and the "Poet of the Blues," Percy Mayfield. And while a few other marquee names appear, the bulk is comprised of highlights from such relatively obscure singers as Pearl Woods, Wesley Wilson doing his version of the Bessie Smith perennial "Give Me a Pigfoot [And a Bottle of Beer]", and Lou Willie Turner. In the spotlight or not, though, this wide-ranging collection makes for a fine stretch by the stereo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678169625
  • Catalog Number: 81696

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Got to Know How - Sippie Wallace
  2. 2 Suitcase Blues - Sippie Wallace
  3. 3 Trouble in Mind - Richard M. Jones
  4. 4 In the Evening - Leroy Carr
  5. 5 Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer) - Wesley Wilson
  6. 6 Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
  7. 7 How Long Blues
  8. 8 St. Louis Blues - W.C. Handy
  9. 9 Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop - Lou Willie Turner
  10. 10 I've Got That Feelin'
  11. 11 Destination Love - Leiber & Stoller
  12. 12 Tell a Whale of a Tale - Smith
  13. 13 Rain Is a Bringdown - Ruth Brown
  14. 14 R.B. Blues - Ruth Brown
  15. 15 I Don't Want to Be President - Percy Mayfield
  16. 16 Nothing Stays the Same Forever - Percy Mayfield
  17. 17 River's Invitation - Percy Mayfield
  18. 18 Just Like a Fish - Pearl Woods
  19. 19 Pouring Water on a Drowning Man @@D. McCormick
  20. 20 Did You Ever Love a Woman - King
  21. 21 Baby Girl, Pts. 1 & 2 - The Show
  22. 22 Ain't That Loving You - Tony Banks
  23. 23 It's My Own Tears That's Being Wasted - Huey P. Meaux
  24. 24 Cheatin' Woman - Eldridge Holmes
  25. 25 I Had a Dream - Hayes
  26. 26 Takin' Another Man's Place - Mable John
  27. 27 It's a Hang Up Baby - Eddie Reeves
  28. 28 Home Ain't Home at Suppertime
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby "Blue" Bland Vocals
Leroy Carr Track Performer
Wynonie Harris Vocals
Z.Z. Hill Vocals
Percy Mayfield Vocals, Track Performer
Amos Milburn Piano
Big Joe Turner Vocals
Sippie Wallace Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmy Yancey Piano
LaVern Baker Vocals
Otis Clay Vocals
Steve Cropper Guitar
Dr. John Guitar
Aretha Franklin Piano, Vocals
Art Neville Organ
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Slide Guitar
Titus Turner Vocals
Danny Barker Guitar
Ruth Brown Vocals, Track Performer
Buck Clayton Trumpet
James Dapogny Piano
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Pete Johnson Piano
Esther Phillips Vocals
Nat Pierce Piano
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Pete Brown Alto Saxophone
Seldon Powell Tenor Saxophone
W.C. Handy Track Performer
Johnny Jones Piano
King Track Performer
Ted Taylor Vocals
Richard M. Jones Track Performer
Mable John Track Performer
Israel Crosby Bass
Walter Page Bass
Mandaree Singers Track Performer
Smith Track Performer
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Howard Biggs Performing Ensemble
Sonny Cohn Trumpet
Johnny Copeland Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Sammy Creason Drums
James Luther Dickinson Keyboards
Mack Easton Baritone Saxophone
Peter Ferran Alto Saxophone
Ernie Fields Jr. Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Freeman Guitar
Roger Hawkins Drums
Hayes Track Performer
Eddie Hinton Guitar
David Hood Bass
Grady "Fats" Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Elmore James Guitar
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Jones Track Performer
Booker T. Jones Organ
Wayne Jones Drums
Wilbert Kirk Drums
Paul Klinger Cornet
Cliff Leeman Drums
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall Drums
Wendell Marshall Bass
Tommy McClure Bass
Rod McDonald Banjo
Huey P. Meaux Track Performer
Leo Nocentelli Guitar
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Charles Polk Drums
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Red Saunders Drums
Sahib Shihab Baritone Saxophone
Bob Smith Trombone
Lewis Steinberg Bass
Alfred Thomas Trombone
Turner Track Performer
Mike Utley Keyboards
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Guitar
Sonny White Piano
Russ Whitman Clarinet
Ed Wilkinson Tuba
Jimmy Witherspoon Vocals
Mama Yancey Vocals
The Show Track Performer
Texas Johnny Brown Guitar
Eldridge Holmes Vocals, Track Performer
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Tommy Purkson Trumpet
Jimmy Richardson Bass
Shep Shepard Banjo
Reuben Wright Bass
Eddie Reeves Track Performer
Wesley Wilson Track Performer
Lou Willie Turner Track Performer
Pearl Woods Track Performer
Melvin Jackson Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
James Dapogny Arranger
Herb Abramson Producer
Johnny Copeland Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Don Davis Producer
Tom Dowd Producer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Huey P. Meaux Composer, Producer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Composer, Producer
Jerry Wexler Producer
Teacho Wiltshire Contributor
Tunc Erim Producer
Jim Stewart Producer
Ron Harwood Producer
Quin Ivy Producer
Mark Myerson Producer
Dave Crawford Producer
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